Cintia Stela's
Curriculum Vitae

About Cintia

I have over 12 years of experience working in the advertising and graphic design industry. In the last 8 years I have expanded to web development and online marketing. My specialties include: custom WordPress theme development, branding and corporate identity design, and photo retouching. I’m also a keen learner of online marketing and SEO best practices.

I’ve build brands and developed websites for clients across numerous industries, including law firms, educational institutions, vet hospitals, healthcare practitioners and other small to large sized businesses.

I am a creative, meticulous, organized and hardworking person. I’ve developed a wide range of skills working at boutique ad agencies, as well as running my own graphic and web design business in Vancouver since September 2012.

I am proud to have been granted Canadian Citizenship in 2016, and to be a well rounded professional who can comfortably and effectively communicate both in English and Brazilian Portuguese.

Professional Profile

  • Brand development experience, including logo design (wordmark and/or icon), Brand identity guidelines, Collateral packages (stationery) and more.
  • Solid design and layout skills, including conceptualizing art ideas, graphics creation, image manipulation, typography selection.
  • Advertising background, including art direction and copywriting ideas for ads.
  • Website design and development, including strategic planning, web programming and custom WordPress theme development for professional services firms.

Career History

  • Skunkworks Creative Group – Associate Creative Director
    Vancouver, Canada (Aug 17, 2015 – Current)
    Custom website design and development (WordPress). Design and creation of logos, brand identity, stationery, collateral, and print ads. Clients: CAM LLP Lawyers, CBM Lawyers, MacTuc Lawyers, Canada West Veterinary Specialists, Amherst Veterinary Hospital, HH Law, Murphy Battista LLP, Soundid•EARS Clinic, among others.
  • Stela Creative Services – Graphic Designer
    Vancouver, Canada (Oct 1, 2012 – Current)
    Design and creation of logos, brand identity, stationery, collateral, and print ads. Design, development and programming of websites and blogs using WordPress Content Management System. Clients: Birch Creek Renovations, CONTI Evolution, Scientist in Residence Program, among others.
  • Skunkworks Creative Group – Graphic Designer
    Vancouver, Canada (Jun 15, 2008 – Sep 30, 2012)
    Design and creation of logos, brand identity, stationery, collateral, and print ads. Design, development and programming of websites and blogs using WordPress Content Management System. Clients: McLaren Trefanenko Inc, BC Court of Appeal, BC Courthouse Library Society, Bronson Jones & Company, Canada West Veterinary Specialists, Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP, Harris & Brun Lawyers, RDM Lawyers, among others.
  • R2 Mix Comunicação Estratégica – Junior Art Director
    São Paulo, Brazil (Nov 20, 2006 – March 27, 2008)
    Design and creation of logos, brand ads and collateral, including other print materials such as annual reports and brochures. Clients: DuPont, Anfacer, BMW Financial Services, Cipatex, Invista and Tendaggi.
  • Smart Propaganda – Art Assistant
    São Paulo, Brazil (Sep 19, 2005 – Nov 14, 2006)
    Creation and design of ads, outdoor media, promotional and P.O.P. materials, visual communication, guerrilla marketing, TV and radio spots and packaging design. Clients: Café Donuts/Melhor Bocado, Impacto Security, Hudson Gas Station, Café Santo André, Café Ituano, Café Floresta, INPAO Dental Care, Casa Nova Publisher, Hospital Santa Rita, FASP, SIMASP.
  • Café Comunicação Integrada – Art Assistant
    São Paulo, Brazil (Feb 10, 2005 – Jun 13, 2005)
    Graphic design of ads and other print materials, including promotional materials, brand identity, collateral and photo retouching. Clients: Record TV Channel, Comgas, Lopes Real Estate Company, Panamericano Bank, Fran Press, GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Principal – Estudo e Turismo no Exterior – WebDesign and Advertising Freelancer
    São Paulo, Brazil (Aug 25, 2004 – Feb 04, 2005)
    Development of brand identity and marketing materials, as well as website development.
  • Demanda Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Marketing – Web and Graphic Design Intern
    São Paulo, Brazil (Mar 1, 2004 – Feb 4, 2005)
    Development of print materials; maintenance of the company’s website; international newsletter development; translation of research reports; development of graphs and charts.
  • Beyen Brasil Ltda. – Marketing Intern
    São Paulo, Brazil (Oct 1, 2003 – Feb 6, 2004)
    Prospecting for new potential clients, development and improvement of the company’s portifolio, creation of letters and animated cards, and development of charts and reports.


  • Insper Center of Education and Research – São Paulo, Brazil
    2017 (Jan 30-Feb 3): Marketing Strategy (Executive Program)
  • Cásper Líbero College – São Paulo, Brazil
    2006: Bachelor Degree in Communications (Advertising)
  • Escola Panamericana de Arte – São Paulo, Brazil
    2005: Basic on Art and Design in Advertising
  • Futura Informática – School of IT and Web
    2002: Webdesign and Internet Extra-Curricular Courses


  • Google Digital Analytics Fundamentals
    October 2013
  • Online Marketing Fundamentals –
    July 2016
  • Project Management Fundamentals –
    July 2016
  • Google AdWords Search Certification
    August 2016
  • Google AdWords Display Certification
    September 2016
  • Google AdWords Mobile Certification
    September 2016
  • Digital Marketing Research –
    December 2016
  • SEO Fundamentals –
    December 2016
  • Google Analytics Essential Training
    January 2017
  • Content Marketing Fundamentals
    January 2017
  • Hubspot Certification
    (Used Hubspot as a marketing software for 1 year. Watched several tutorials on Inbound Marketing and acquired Hubspot Certification)
    May 2014

Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Acrobat Professional
  • HTML, CSS/SCSS, PHP (WordPress), basic jQuery
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Basic-intermediate use of Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Facebook Ads


  • English: fluent
    1996-2002: Cultura Inglesa School – São Paulo, Brazil
    2002: CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)
    2008: CCEL (Canadian College of English Language) – Vancouver, Canada: Proficiency Level Classes
    2008-2016: Working and living in Vancouver, Canada
    2010: IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Portuguese: fluent (mother tongue)
  • Spanish: intermediate
    2003: CNA – São Paulo, Brazil: Intensive classes
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