we are celebrating

Six years of CREATIVA

CREATIVA was founded by Maribel & Vera in 2014,
with only a couple of old laptops, working from home or a cafe.

She believed she could
so she did

― R.S. Grey, Scoring Wilder

CREATIVA was founded by two migrant women in New Zealand: Maribel & Vera, in 2014. When they met they realised that they shared more than their heritage and profession, they were both struggling to find a job in their field and their were eager to get an opportunity to develop as professionals while looking after the family.

looking back

THE EARLY DAYS

CREATIVA  Launch Party – Nov 2014

CREATIVA organised the first Latin American Network events
in Wellington – 2014 | 2015

CREATIVA at the Wellington Business Expo

At the Wellington Business Expo 2015

how we got here

A wonderful journey

Often, we found ourselves so busy looking forward that we lose sight of how far we’ve come and what we’ve accomplished. Looking back today, we can see some key things that we believe have been essential to the growth and success of our business.

Connections

We believe in nurturing meaningful relationships, in treating everyone with respect, always be yourself, and look after your clients. Honesty and transparency became a hallmark of our character and brand.

Communication

For us, communication plays a huge role in all our business relationships. It became vital for us since the beginning to have a polite, respectful, yet friendly, communication with everyone.

Purpose

We’re passionate about our business and we want it to grow further – much further. To make an impact, to provide jobs, and to keep serving our clients with the best possible solutions.

Vera, Maria & Maribel at
More Than Rubies Conference – Nov 2018

Our 1st Women in Business Evening
organised by CREATIVA – October 2018

CREATIVA at the Wellington Business Expo

Vera, Victoria & Maribel,
co-working at The Settlement in Petone – March 2020

why we did it

Creating our own opportunities

After a few years in our new home country and struggling to find a job opportunity on our field, we took the leap and co-founded a design studio.

In 2018 we saw the need to grow the team so we decided to look for other women like us, that needed the same opportunities we didn’t have before CREATIVA.

Our mission is to provide flexible job opportunities to women that need flexible arrangements to get back to work, women who need to balance work and family life, improve their skills or language, or just get a chance to prove they can.

It’s been six years and that small studio of 2, now is a team of 6.

Team Members

Nationalities

Countries

Continents

the creativa family today

OWN AMAZING TEAM

Maribel

Maribel

Co-founder, Creative Director

Chilean/New Zealander
Based in New Zealand

Vera

Vera

Co-founder, Senior Designer

Brazilian/New Zealander
Based in New Zealand

Hayley

Hayley

Content Writer & Editor

New Zealander  – Based in Canada
Joined the team in 2018

Thanh

Thanh

Website Developer

Vietnamese  – Based in Australia
Joined the team in 2019

Victoria

Victoria

Studio Assistant

New Zealander  – Based in NZ
Joined the team in 2019

Haydee

Haydee

Junior Graphic & Web Designer

Chilean  – Based in USA
Joined the team in 2019

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.

A strong woman builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down.

And finally

Thank you

To our team – for believing in our company, for your talents and your friendship
To our clients – in every small and big project, each one of you allows us to keep going strong
To our families – you are our rock, and our biggest supporters, much of what we’re today is because of your support and love.

Guest Book

As any special celebration the guests are the ones who make it special in their own words. Feel free to leave your comment here, we will love to hear from you.

5 Comments

  1. Andrea Bolton

    Congratulations, love the story, connections and the success.
    Celebrate and enjoy knowing you have made a difference!
    Thanks for your advice for my fledgling business!

    Reply
  2. Regina

    Parabéns, moças. A criatividade e o bom humor melhoram o mundo.

    Reply
  3. Julie Sparks

    Congratulation and happy birthday for six years in business. Looking forward to see what happens in the next six years and beyond.

    So pleased we have chosed Creativa as the designer of our new webpage. Can’t wait to launch our new clean, fresh and invigorated site.

    Reply
  4. Hayley

    Congratulations you wonderful ladies on a great six years. I’m so happy to be part of such a fantastic team, and I can’t wait to see what’s next :)

    Reply

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