Hello there! Welcome to my little online corner!

I'm Raf

Born in Argentina, raised a bit all over the place by adventure (and job) seeking parents.


I've worked remotely since 2010, designing for app development companies and startups such as Messapps and Flipaclip as well creating illustrations for clients like MIT and a big four consulting firm. In 2016 I was invited by Messapps to give a UI design workshop at NYU. 

I'm a UI Designer and Illustrator with a degree in Advertising and my specialty is helping startups translate their ideas into tangible, polished designs. 
As I work a lot on app MVPs (a sample of app to pitch to investors and validate the app/platform concept), creating scalable design systems is an important part of the process. 


I use Sketch from Bohemian Coding for UI design, Invision for quick prototyping to test options and Zeplin to export assets and share them with the developers. To communicate, I use whatever my clients prefer, lately it's been Slack. 


For illustration projects I work mostly on Procreate (iPad pro), Photoshop and Illustrator. 

Head over to the Design or Illustration sections to see some of the projects I've worked on. 

More about me

I'm one of those people who has an infinite amount of hobbies. I get easily excited about pretty much anything related to sports, art & design, traveling, nature, psychology, sociology ... you name it.
I surf regularly, work on passion projects, make comics & GIFs. I enjoy reading (especially fiction) and can be often found day-dreaming overlooking the Atlantic ocean. 

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Shop is closed until further notice. This is where I usually have some original illustrations, prints & other items. At the moment I'm busy with work and have been putting off uploading stuff to my shop.

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In the 10 years I've been a Freelance Designer & Illustrator, I have been lucky to work with amazing clients!

  • The MIT Media Lab
  • MonBuilding
  • Schneider Electric
  • Messapps
  • Big 4 Consulting firm (via Toptal)
  • Flipaclip (via Toptal)
  • iTech Development Systems
  • Senior Advisor
  • All Good Surf


  • Wild Code School
  • Jungo Sports (via Toptal)
  • Greta Yoga
  • Hexasoft


  • Moodsy
  • Shatterproof
  • LiveLight App
  • WannaPlay App