About

Rafael Frausto Design's mission is to support healthcare providers and educators via graphic design and web accessibility services. In this way, RFD upholds its values of social responsibility, excellence, respect and compassion. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rafael Frausto studied fine art at the University of California in Santa Cruz and communication design in Barcelona, Spain. Along with this background in the arts, he also earned a masters in business administration (MBA) from the European University Viadriana in Frankfurt, Germany. This combination of art and business has helped RFD better serve it's clientele and their communities.

Rafael now spends his time between California and Germany. Some of the more prominent organizations he's worked with over the last decade include the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, TBWA\ in Barcelona, M&C Saatchi in Berlin, and Sutter Health in northern California. These international experiences have enriched the quality and integrity of the work RFD creates. 


Education

  • Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Education Abroad Program (EAP), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain 
  • B.A. in Fine Art, University of California at Santa Cruz

Work History

  • Independent Design Professional, United States/Germany
  • Internship - Assistant Art Director, M&C Saatchi, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Director of Communication Design, Aptium Oncology, Los Angeles, CA
  • Creative/Print Production Specialist, Aquent, Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship - Advertising and Design, TBWA\España, Barcelona, Spain
  • Publications & Outreach Coordinator, El Centro: University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
  • Internship - Design & Communications, The J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, CA

Computer Skills & Other Creative Experience 

  • Web Accessibility/ADA Compliance 
  • Adobe CS: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Flash
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint 
  • HTML, CSS, Java, CMS
  • MAC/PC Operating Systems, and Online Databases 
  • Digital, Relief, and Lithographic Printmaking 
  • Bookbinding, Color Theory, Typography 
  • Corporate Identity (CI Development)
  • Art Gallery Experience - Curatorial/Assistant.

Business Administration Skills 

  • Corporate Strategic Management & Internationalization Strategy
  • Economic & Legal Frameworks
  • Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Financial Management, Accounting & Controlling
  • International Marketing
  • International Project & Change Management
  • IT Management
  • Cross Cultural Communication & Conflict Management

Languages 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Current & Past Clients/Project Collaborations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 
  • Aptium Oncology (AGICC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, NYU Medical Center) 
  • Aridif International, GmbH 
  • Aquent\ Los Angeles (Adville, USC, Wienerschnitzel) 
  • Blackhawk Publishing and Media Group, LLC 
  • The Formulary 
  • The J. Paul Getty Trust (Getty Museum and Getty Villa) 
  • Kazakh House Consulting, GmbH 
  • Love Gallery Photo 
  • M&C Saatchi Berlin (Ferrero, Apollinaris, Film Deluxe Berlin) 
  • Nancenet (AltBuild & AltCar Expo, California Wilderness Society, Weight Watchers) 
  • Nivex, GmbH 
  • NYU Berlin 
  • One Twenty Industries, LLC 
  • Sutter Health 
  • Syd Morrison Publishing (Zack Hero) 
  • TBWA\ España (Nissan, Henkel, Adjuntament de Barcelona, and Caixa Catalunya) 
  • University of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz) 
  • University of Southern California (USC)