Johann A. Marron Stefan – Principal & Creative Partner
Washington, DC | USA
Johann oversees the collaborative flow of work among all members of the team, and leads the design/creative aspect of every project. He started his career in the creative field, working at some of the most recognized advertising agencies—Grey Advertising and Leo Burnett—before “jumping to the client side,” where he spent many years championing marketing, marketing communications, and advertising for several companies. During the last twelve years, Studio Grafo has completed projects for more than 200 local and regional businesses in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Maria L. Contreras – Creative Partner
Panamá City | Panamá
Maria Luisa brings a long and proven track of leading in-house design projects for major corporations, as well as a rich portfolio of top-notch work delivered to a vast array of companies, from food services to nonprofit organizations. She is in charge of creative development, multi-platform coordination, and execution of design-oriented projects.
Alejandro Silva – Partner & Business Development
Toronto, ON | Canada
Alejandro is a proven professional marketer, with considerable experience developing marketing programs across many different industries; electronics, telecommunications, and consumer goods. His responsibility in Studio Grafo is client services, marketing strategy, and planning. Alejandro’s unique perspective and experience gives Studio Grafo the know-how to successfully implement complex social media initiatives for our clients.
Mike Blake – Web Developer
Denver, CO | USA
Mike has a diverse background that ranges from photography to digital media. With degrees in Graphic Design and Photography, his professional career has been mostly centered on technology systems and web development, management, and support. Mike is also an established chicken farmer in bear country, and has summited over 20 of Colorado’s highest peaks.
Lauren Kelly – Web Developer
Ithaca, NY | USA
Lauren has extensive background in web development, information architecture, and project management. She works closely with clients to build a website that clearly communicates their message to the world. She specializes in Drupal, PHP development, and Information Architecture design.
Merco Matias – Web Developer
Valenzuela City | Philippines
Merco is Studio Grafo’s resident WordPress guru; from template and theme customizations, to WP custom-made functionalities, anything that is WP related goes through Merco’s expert hands. He lives in the capital region of the Philippines, and when not working, Merco spends most of his time playing online.
Isa Traverso – Copywriter (English)
Toronto, ON| Canada
Isa is a Bilingual Writer. Since graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she has worked for companies such as Discovery Networks, Gol TV, DraftFCB, Razorfish, McgarryBowen, Integer, Xfinity, and Dish Network. Her writings have been published in a wide variety of mediums. Her penned documentary on Celia Cruz earned Isa a regional Emmy, and she was also featured in the HBO Latino special “HABLA y HABLA.” Isa lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two kids, and a Katrina rescued dog named Jelly José.
Adriana Bertorelli Párraga – Copywriter (Spanish)
Madrid | Spain
Adriana is an explorer of issues that dance between the human and the divine. Poet, narrator, generator of content, and curious writer. She has published four books, is included in a poetry anthology, and even in some distant country’s literature dictionary. Award-winning recovering Adwoman. Opera-listener, oyster-eater, and sea-lover in a waveless city.
María José Contreras – Client Services
San Juan | PR
María José has over 15 years of hands-on experience in market research and sales, and has a successful track of strategy implementation as project manager for several top-tier organizations in the Americas. María José is the newest Studio Grafo team member, and her responsibilities include Client Services and Business Development in Latin America. She resides in the sunny island of Puerto Rico, and when she’s not telling jokes to whoever is willing to listen, you can find her either focused on a yoga pose or pedaling at twice the speed of her spinning classmates.
Virginia Almenara – Partner & Client Services
Washington, DC | USA
Virginia is the “credential record holder” at Studio Grafo; two college degrees, graduate studies in Human Resources at Cornell University, and a vast experience in retail and HR management at high-end international corporations. Fluent in English and Spanish, she is in charge of client services, coordinating requests and deliverables between our studio and our clients in the DC area. She also leads or Social Media initiatives and projects, a field in which she possesses incredible know-how. Virginia is also a credentialed Sommelier and dreams of retiring in Verona, Italy.
Nikki, The Miniature Bull Terrier – CRO*
Washington, DC | USA
Nikki is our *Chief Rambunctious Officer, providing the right amount of chaos and enough laughter to fill the entire office. She came all the way from beautiful Calgary, Canada, and loves eating snow and stealing unattended footwear. Look for her silhouette, hidden in some of our designs, or join more than 28,000 people following her antics on Instagram!