meet the team


Based in Wellington New Zealand,
we work with brands around the world
to create beautiful effective designs.

Making the world a more beautiful place, one design at a time…


Based in Wellington, New Zealand, CREATIVA is a Graphic & Web Design Studio that focuses on beautiful, simple, effective design. Since September 2014, the studio has been helping businesses, individuals, and organisations to create iconic brands, beautiful responsive websites, and elegant printed materials.


We are passionate about design, and we deliver outstanding results. We work closely with our clients, locally and overseas, to create brands that truly reflect their values and personalities. We achieve this by following a clear design process that helps us provide an integrated service, and by building a strong and collaborative relationship with our clients.


Maribel Aburto

Creative Director - Co-founder

Maribel is a Graphic & Website Designer, and our Director at CREATIVA. She is the head of design and takes care of the operations of the Studio. Since founding CREATIVA, she has discovered a real passion for business development and women empowerment. As a designer, her focus is always to deliver the best final product. With a positive attitude and great ability to learn new skills, she prides herself with the ability to translate ideas into clean designs.

Born in: Chile
Fan of: Doctor Who & The Beatles
Can’t live without: Coffee and her glasses

Vera Padilha

Senior Graphic Designer - Co-founder

Vera has worked in the print graphic design sector in Brazil, France, and New Zealand for a range of organisations including design agencies, local governments, publishing companies, event organisers and clothing manufacturers. Since her family moved to Wellington, New Zealand, she worked as a freelance designer involved with the local Latin community producing marketing pieces for cultural festivals, concerts, and businesses.

Born in: Brazil
Fan of: West African Dance
Can’t live without: A hair tie

Victoria Nation

Studio Assistant

Victoria (Vic) started out in the beauty industry, followed by working in the retail sector, she then took time out to raise her family. While doing so she became actively involved in various volunteer roles within her children’s kindergarten and school. Vic then retrained in administration. She enjoys working on the job at hand and social media and keeping up to date with the digital world. Vic also really enjoys organising events and is happy when delivering results.


Born in: New Zealand
Fan of: Shopping & sports
Can’t live without: My family, cellphone & chocolate

Hayley Clark

Content Writer & Editor

Hayley is a writer and editor who began her career in search engine optimisation (SEO), but now enjoys the challenge of writing on a myriad of topics, and editing anything on a page that stays still long enough. She has worked for companies all over the world on diverse topics from health and travel to cookware, conservation, recruitment, and even medical marijuana. A pedant at heart, Hayley enjoys searching for typos on restaurant menus, and helping clients showcase their unique brands and products through the written word.


Born in: New Zealand
Fan of: Books, Pinot Noir, and the Oxford comma
Can’t live without: Sunscreen in summer

Thanh Huynh

Website Developer

Thanh worked as an office administrator for a while and she loved that not a single day was the same at work. However, as she’s always eager to learn more and to learn something different, she switched careers to website development. As a developer, her focus is to provide solutions and bring the most satisfaction to her clients. She is also a huge fan of agile & extreme programming methodologies. In 2017, she moved to Australia to live with her family.

Born in: Vietnam
Fan of: Friends, The King of Queens
Can’t live without: television and music

Haydee Salgado

Junior Web & Graphic Designer

Haydee worked for two years in the area of e-learning content and data design in Chile for a private technology platform company. When her family moved to California, United States, she worked as a freelance designer in the area of e-learning and editorial design. After some time dedicated to her children, she is eager and enthusiastic to be able to contribute to the world with a better design. She is always willing to learn and collaborate so that the project’s objectives are met.

Born in: Chile
Fan of: Coco Chanel, Friends & Paris
Can?t live without: champagne & Internet

about us

Things to know about us

We care

We care deeply about our team, our clients and our work. We treat everyone and each project with respect and transparency, putting honesty and trust at the centre of what we do.

we are professionals

We are passionate about what we do, and about working alongside our clients with great communication and a friendly approach. Our streamlined design process ensures we deliver outstanding results.

we have a mission

To empower our clients and our team to reach their dreams and goals by providing new opportunities and great ideas, the right tools, high-standard processes and excellent results.

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