meet the team


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 organizations 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 reflects their values and personalities. We achieve this by following a clear design process, that helps us provide an integrated service, and build 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 pride 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 organizers and clothing manufacturers. Since her family moved to Wellington, New Zealand, she’s 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

Ninoska Jaramillo

Junior Graphic & Web Designer

Ninoska is an Industrial Designer by profession, an artist and Yoga instructor by passion, and a curious culture researcher at heart. Ninoska had her origins in the Interior and Furniture Design industry with a strong emphasis on 3D design. Ninoska joined CREATIVA in 2017 to immerse herself in the field of Graphic & Web Design, creating beautiful new templates and collaborating with fresh ideas for social media.


Born in: Chile
Fan of: Yoga, fitness, and wellbeing
Can’t live without:  Her yoga mat 

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

Maria Skatova

Website Developer and Support

Maria wrote millions of words as a Political Observer, Blogger, and Comms Advisor, and edited tons of policy change documents and translations. Then, ten years ago she built a blog for herself and fall in love with web development. Maria now is happily married to WordPress, and they have a gazillion websites together.


Born in: Russia
Fan of: Harry Potter and Marvel Universe
Can’t live without: Books

Let’s work together

We are passionate about design and deliver outstanding results. We love creating beautiful, simple and effective design; from branding, print materials, and websites… we can offer a well integrated design concept that can impact and impress.

We speak English, Spanish, Portuguese & French.

Let’s talk about your next graphic project or idea…

why work with us


High Quality Service

We proud ourselves of high standards processes and quality, we are passionate not only about Design but also to deliver the best final products in all our projects, exceeding our client’s expectations.

Design Ownership

We believe in working for your brand, this is why after all payments have been made all designs created under the proposal agreement will belong to you, this means full ownership and reproduction rights.

End-to-end Project Management

Our team will take care of every stage of the project, from start to finish. You know you will be working always with the same people which benefit the outcome. A close team really get to know your goals, your objectives and what exactly you need.

professional and approachable

We will make sure you understand every stage of the design process, and we won’t have any problems answering any question. Every project is treated with high professionalism and dedication.

Print Proof Sign Off

When you commission a print material project with us we will ask for a Print Proof to the printers, this way we make sure that the final piece is exactly what we want before production stage.

Quick and Easy Communication

We guarantee we will reply  to your requests within a business day, usually within a few hours. We take our time and yours seriously and we understand that a quick response helps us move forward quickly and keep us updated.

Beautiful, Simple, Effective Design

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