Denise Rafaeli Cadorniga
I am Denise Rafaeli, a Tagalog artist and creative director born and based on the islands of the Philippines. With a deep desire to commune my creative process with nature and all it's living being, my work has expanded from illustration and graphic design to human-centered creative direction and branding strategies. This includes everything from the visual arts to art therapy, from production styling and visual merchandising to botanical styling and silent selling. Constantly expanding my creative endeavour with biophilia, my work has been a constant process of unfolding and giving. Filling my cup and sharing with the world.
Since the day that I was born, I was surrounded with creativity as my family is from the art and music industries. The first creative tool I ever worked with was jumbo crayons, going towards musical instruments, and then to dance. I remember in my early years in art school searching for deeper meaning within my art basis. The city is filled with art theories mainly from the European studies. I wanted to become more grounded with my culture and my love for art, and so I began traveling my own country and finding out many stories, practices, and creative cultivation with nature from my ancestors. I believe in the importance of remembering the ancestral ways and merging them with the modern world. Each Indigenous Tribe has a story, and I can't wait to share them with you!