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Raffaella Ciavatta

Art Director/Graphic Designer

New York, NY, USA
I am a creative designer who is always challenging myself to strive to being the best I can and to approach creative briefs with a unique perspective. I am interested in becoming a part of a team to contribute and learn.

Work Experience


Art Director/Graphic Designer

October 2015 - June 2016 New York, New York, United States

Stag And Hare

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

Freelance position included work for following clients:
Target + Coca-Cola: ads
JBars: packaging
March 2014 - New York, New York, United States

Wolfe & Doyle

Art Director (Freelance)

• Responsible for conceptualizing campaigns
• Executing all campaigns from start to finish
May 2014 - Present New York, New York, United States

Mercy Hangover Prevention

Art Director

• Designed a 360 branding strategy: collateral, ad campaigns, packaging, POS materials
• Supported every department with creative design
• Keept the brand fresh and innovative
September 2011 - March 2014 New York, United States

All Out.Org

Art Director (Freelance)

Freelance includes infographic design, ads and campaigns.
March 2014 - New York, New York, United States


Graphic Designer (Freelance)

• Designed e-books and books covers
• Executed interior design of books
• Created typography and type treatment for pre-existing covers
November 2011 - Present New York, United States


Art Director (Freelance)

Women's and Men's Seasonal Catalogue
2013 - New York, New York, United States

Warner Music Group

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

• Contributed with team of creatives to envision and design packaging mock-ups for promotional materials
• Designed ads, posters, flyers, invitations and catalog book
• Photographed material to be used as content for promotional materials
March 2011 - June 2011 New York, New York, United States

BAM Studio

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

• Created BAM’s 2000-2010 presentation book by incorporating creativity and layout skills.
• Followed a post-production scheme created to minimize costs while making it a high-end book
• Retouched, manipulated and adjusted images
• Updated content to the website
May 2010 - September 2011 New York, United States

Haddad Brands (Levi's Team)

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

• Apparel designer associate
• Assisted with graphics, patterns and design of bodies for apparel
• Keept the brand consistent
September 2011 - November 2011 New York, United States


Graphic Designer (Freelance)

• Image retouching
• Image library control
2010 - New York, New York, United States

BBH, New York

Graphic Designer (Internship)

• Internship as selected from top student's
• Worked on creating a campaign which included packaging design, storyboards, ads (print and guerrilla)
2010 - New York, New York, United States


Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Bachelor's of Arts in Translation

• Bachelor’s of Arts in Translation: English/French/Portuguese
February 2003 - December 2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Art Institute Of New York City

AOS Graphic Design

• AOS, Graphic Design
January 2009 - June 2011 New York, United States


Spanish (Advanced),
English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Native),
French (Conversational),
Italian (Fluent),


The Art Institute Of New York City

Consistently part of the Honor Roll

The Art Institute Of New York City

Educational Scholarship for Academic Excellence


The Art Institute Of New York City

GPA 3.9


Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Branding, Corel Painter, Dreamweaver, Editorial, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Layout, Office Suite, Packaging, Print, Windows, Mac OS, Typography,

Additional Information

In addition, I specialize in linguistics thus why speak over five different languages including: English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. I have over 5 years of instructional experience teaching Portuguese, English and Italian.
Design is communication in every way.