Erik Ravelo was born in Havana (Cuba) in 1978. He studied in the Accademia Nacional de Bellas Artes S. Alejandro in Havana where he specialized in painting. He began his career as a junior art director at Agulla & Baccetti, a Buenos Aires based advertising agency and worked there from 1997 to 2002. In 2002 he was invited to join Fabrica’s Visual Communication team.
He produced multiple projects at Fabrica most notably a pro-social series commissioned by the World Health Organization, “Violence”, “Road Safety” and “World No Tobacco Day”. After working at the Armando Testa advertising agency in Torino, in 2007 he returned to Fabrica where he is currently Creative Director- in charge of their communication campaigns and he was Creative Director from 2007-2011 of Colors magazine.
His art work has been published internationally and exhibited around the world; including Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Centre Pompidou, showcasing Fabrica’s many different “souls” and in Paris, Milan, Istanbul, Munich, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo. In 2012 he was awarded with the Grand Prix (Press) at Cannes as well as Two Gold pencils (Print) and (Integrated Brand) at One Show Festival of New York and the Gold Clio for (Outdoors) at Clio Awards.