Hi! I’m Chava, an Oakland based Creative Director whose love for photography and food, and even the packaging it comes in, has transformed into my life's passion.
Growing up in Mexico City filled my life with colorful culture which has deeply influenced both my design style and photography. Browse my portfolio and you’ll see that I am not a stranger to pops of color and dramatic lighting.
My love for photography began the day my father placed his beloved Pentax K1000 film SLR camera into my hands. He taught me everything he knew about depth of field, exposure, film speed and technique - I was hooked. So hooked that I continued to study photography in college. I have yet to put the camera down.
My mother was a big influence as well. Her cooking was one of the greatest parts of my daily life, I loved to perch myself at the kitchen counter and watch her work her magic. My memories of her meals turned me into the foodie I am today. I appreciate the work that goes into making food not only taste good, but look good, too.
I take pride in the fact that I am what many would consider a one-stop shop. I'm able to launch brands from inception to application – whether it be photography, web design, social media content or packaging design. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “I didn’t know you did that!” from my clients, I'd be richer than a chocolate croissant.
If you'd like to hear more about how I work, or how we can work together, drop me a line!
Chava Oropesa
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