Maria Rapetskaya

Undefined Creative, Founder and Creative Director

Maria Rapetskaya is the architect of Undefined Creative, a media production agency that specializes in motion graphics and works with household names like NHL, NBC Universal, Better Homes & Gardens, and the United Nations. She built the company's reputation on good old-fashioned customer service and consistent execution on brand, on time, and on budget. Rapetskaya stubbornly remains a hands-on creative, doing what she truly loves on a daily basis.

Blessed with nearly 20 years of success, Rapetskaya is a serious pay-it-forward give-backer. She teaches motion graphics at NYU, mentors via She Runs It (formerly AWNY), and regularly contributes her thoughts on entrepreneurship and creativity through writing for the likes of 99U, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur. She also speaks at events nationally, most recently at the CoreConnect Conference in Arkansas and coming up at the Self-Employment in the Arts Conference in Chicago. Together with her studio, Rapetskaya donates 300+ hours a year in pro bono work and mentorships.

DefineYourPath.co, Rapetskaya's new side project, is a growing collection of her articles, podcasts, and talks. She loves helping creatives at all levels develop careers and companies that accurately express their personalities and goals.

A near-native New Yorker, Rapetskaya lives in Brooklyn, but gets out often, with over 60 countries across six continents under her belt.

Featured in: Women’s Sports Media Initiative (WSMI)

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