Creative Visual
Solutions
is what I do best.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

UX|UI DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Hi, I am Cristina.

A multi-passionate creative with more than 20 years of experience.

– I am a multi-disciplinary designer. (UX|UI Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Visual Designer)
– I am a diversified photographer. (Portraiture & Brand Photographer, Product, Commercial & Fashion Photography, and Landscape & Travel Fine Art).
– I am an Art and Creative Director& Content Creator of Brand Imagery for Social Media and Digital Marketing.
– I have strong management skills and experience leading, planning, and managing all work done as the Department Manager of a cross-functional team of 15-18 individuals.
– I believe good communication, effective (and smart) planning, focus on individuals’ strengths, keeping a problem-solving mindset with constant feedback allowing collaboration, while building a positive work culture of mutual trust, is the roadmap to professional excellence.
I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping individuals and companies to fulfill their creative needs. I am a self-starter, organized, and detail-oriented, especially when it comes to client’s projects.

Fun Facts

ESFJ / ENFP
98% Type 1
97% Type 7

Myers-Briggs & Enneagram
(I guess it all depends on the day lol)

COSTA RICA
WILL ALWAYS BE
MY HOME

I am from sunny Costa Rica,
I now live in Toronto, Canada

DOG MOM
AND PET ADOPTION
ADVOCATE

My puppy @maggiepoochon
has more followers than me

FASHION STORE
OWNER
@ARTISTIKSTORE

In 2020, I opened an online slow-fashion store and designed my first clothing line

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How can I help You?

Set your business up for long-term success. Tell your brand’s story with great custom creative visual solutions that will out-perform your competition!

Visual Design

You want to produce great visuals and graphic design for your brand. Good aesthetics have been found to improve the overall user experience of a product – by creating a positive first impression. You want imagery that communicates effectively your brand’s story through the perfect selection of typography, colours, and images to elicit a positive reaction in your clients while standing out among the competition with consistent branding – print and digital.

UX Design

You are a business owner who understands the importance of creating an online presence that provides meaningful and relevant experiences to your clients. You are focused on integrating branding, design, usability, accessibility, and function into your product. You want to ensure the entire user journey provides a seamless pleasurable experience to your clients while meeting their needs when using and interacting with your product.

Photography

You are an entrepreneur who needs professional branded images for your website, marketing materials, and social media.  You want to have brand imagery and headshots that represent your personality and brand the best. 
You want the double-tap worthy content that connects with your ideal audience.  You are trying to make your business unique, trustworthy, dependable, reliable, and overall, awesome.

Social Media

You’re a doer. You have a clear vision for your business but one thing isn’t clear; which content is best for your social media platforms.  
You take your online marketing very seriously and you are building new content strategies to better communicate with your target audience. You aim to publish consistently and share content across your social platforms like a champ.

I’d love to hear everything about your project!

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Skills

Deliver compelling creative solutions using some of the following languages, methodologies, platforms, tools, and software:

Adobe Creative Suite

Figma

HTML | CSS

WordPress

Shopify

Trello

Audience Profiling

Wireframing

Prototyping | Mapping

Content Auditing

Design Thinking

Spanish | English

Other Skills | Tools: HTML, CSS, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Mobile Marketing, B2C Marketing. Project Management Tools like Asana and Trello. UX Usability Testing Software: Optimal Workshop, and Treejack. Creation of wireframes, high-fidelity designs, and prototypes in Figma and Adobe XD. Digital Editing and Photography Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Experience Art Directing and planning photography campaigns. Social Media marketing and community management of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn; and Scheduling tools like Planoly, Later, and Plann. Strong knowledge of the Design Thinking methodology and process.Administrative tools like QuickBooks, MS Office, Keynote, and PowerPoint.

Build Your Brand with Strategy + Design


Go well beyond a logo. Create a brand your customers will love.

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Portfolio

Brand strategy, creative direction, and production of visual solutions for printed and online projects with a focus on design and brand cohesion.

Pick which portfolio you want to visit, and click the image below

…Or pick which portfolio you want to visit, and click the button below

You deserve brand imagery that makes your business stand out,
and I am here to help you!

AS YOUR BRAND
PHOTOGRAPHER…

go beyond the headshots. I invest a great deal of up-front time to collaborate and develop a social media strategy focusing on the creation of images and lifestyle content to empower my client’s brand, incorporating their unique personality and style.

AS YOUR
DESIGNER…

I create functional and visually appealing solutions that drive innovation, based on client or user feedback while meeting accessibility and best practice requirements. I will focus to tell my clients brand’ story with great custom creative visual solutions that will out-perform their competition!

AS YOUR CONTENT
CREATOR…

I am dedicated to helping individuals and companies to fulfill their creative needs. From fine-tuning brand messaging to creating visual representations of a brand to providing guidance and marketing insights, I am here to help other businesses to thrive and to better communicate with their audience.

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Testimonials

“Cristina is a brilliantly capable and enthusiastic person who everyone can learn from. She has great skills as a graphic designer and finds quick solutions for a company’s need for design, prints, and online. Her deep technical skills not only make her a strong graphic and web designer, but also strategic marketing professional. Cristina is an extremely organized, highly effective, and very helpful individual. It has been my pleasure to work with her.”

Barbara Shayan

M.A., Business Owner

“Cristina is a colleague of mine at PRODUCT, a local Toronto magazine. Her adaptability, willingness to contribute to last-minute projects, and ability to draw out creativity from the artists/features that she photographs are absolutely noteworthy. She displays participant leadership skills in tackling various projects at the magazine. With a work ethic that encourages dedication, teamwork and innovation, I happily recommend Cristina to any employer in her industry.”

Ana Opulencia

MSc, CCP, GRP, BScN, RN

“Cristina is a very talented professional, both areas, as a Digital Studio and as a photographer. During the time I had the pleasure of working with her, complementing my work as a programmer in an excellent manner, promptly and with unsurpassed quality. His photographs speak volumes about your dedication and attention to detail.”

Rolando E. Quiros

Information Technology and Software Development Manager

“Cristina’s work Is impeccable, she utilized her creative skills to provide exceptional results. I highly recommend Cristina for her great personality and high professional commitment.”

Gabriela Ureña

Project Manager

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Featured Project

Case Study of …..

Case Study

Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive domination. At the end of the day, going forward, a new normal that has evolved from generation X is on the runway heading towards a streamlined cloud solution. User generated content in real-time will have multiple touchpoints for offshoring.

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Instagram

Follow @cristinaarcephotography on Instagram
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Get in Touch

You deserve great brand imagery and visual graphics that make your business stand out, and improve your customer’s experience with your brand… and I am here to help you! 🙂

I accept commissioned photography work. Either headshots, personal branding, commercial product, or photoshoots on location, I will create a one-of-a-kind photo experience for you and your team. I’ve helped hundreds of professionals create their best portraits and brand photography for their offices, websites, digital marketing, and social media. If you are interested just send a message through the contact form.

If you would like to hire me to create custom creative visual solutions that will out-perform your competition! Or if you would like to set up a one-on-one consultation about any design work for your company; please fill out the form.  I will get back to you as soon as possible!

To inquire about a collaboration, an editorial project, or any general inquiries, send an email, and I will be in touch with you shortly.

Please make sure that you give plenty of details about your project.


*Please Note: We only book limited clients per month to give you all of the 1-on-1 attention you deserve. Your message is important, so if you feel I might have missed your email, feel free to drop a note again.

CONTACT FORM

I’d love to hear from you and everything
about your project!

About Cristina

Photographer, Multi-Disciplinary Designer, & Art Director. Cristina Arce is a multi-passionate creative with more than 20 years of experience.

Location

Cristina Arce is based in Toronto, Canada. She is available for remote projects and worldwide travel.

Contact

For any general inquiries or questions, please contact us by email and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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