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Marcela Giraldo

Multimedia Graphic Designer

Marcela, known to most as “Chela,” is a multimedia graphic designer for Raise Your Hand Texas. She designs digital and print pieces for both programmatic and policy campaigns. Previously, she worked as a designer at a printshop, as a freelance designer, and as a corporate in-house designer. She grew up in Bogota, Colombia and graduated from Universidad El Bosque as an industrial designer.

Chela brings an infectious energy to her work and has three grand passions: design, dogs, and longboards. She brings her love for design and dogs to her volunteer service with the marketing team at Austin Pets Alive, a nonprofit animal shelter and adoption organization. She was a sponsored and accomplished longboarder, with one prominent skateboard company referring to her as a “fast and ferocious little ball of dynamite.” For three years, Chela was the Colombian champion of downhill longboarding. She also won several victories in other countries.

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