Raquel Salvatella De Prada

Assistant Professor of the Practice of the Art, Art History and Visual Studies

External Address: 
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse [bay12, Room 218], Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 684-2224
Office Hours: 
Friday: 11:00-1:30pm

Overview

Raquel’s areas of interest include commercial and video art, kinetic typography, graphic design, video integration in performance, motion graphics and instructional multimedia development. Her work often focuses on integrating computer animation and motion design with different traditional art forms by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, painting, installation art, poetry, puppetry, theater, and musical performance. She finds that the combination of her digital medium with physical visual media can be a powerful way to communicate social issues. Her experimental animation work and her collaborative performance pieces have been featured at festivals and on stages across the country. Prior to joining Duke, Salvatella de Prada was Creative Director at HG Media, a multimedia design company in Princeton, NJ, and also worked in Madrid and London. She studied Music Education at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Computer Arts at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and Computer Arts & New Media at Academy of Arts University located in San Francisco. 

Education & Training

  • M.F.A., Academy of Art University 2015

  • B.F.A., Istituto Europeo de Design 2004

  • A.B., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) 1999

ARTPOEM – The Letters Project. Designer, Visual artist. ARTPOEM – The Letters Project (2010)

Abstract

The Letters Project is a multi-media collaborative project by Merrill Shatzman (graphic artist), Raquel Savatella de Prada (animator) and Deborah Pope (poet). Supported by a Duke University Council for the Arts Collaborative Development Grant in 2008, th

ARTPOEM – The Letters Project. Designer, Visual artist. ARTPOEM – The Letters Project (2010)

Abstract

The Letters Project is a multi-media collaborative project by Merrill Shatzman (graphic artist), Raquel Savatella de Prada (animator) and Deborah Pope (poet). Supported by a Duke University Council for the Arts Collaborative Development Grant in 2008, th

Raquel Salvatella de Prada: Hg Media, 2005 - 2009. Creator. (2005)

Abstract

Hg Media, Princeton, NJ. TV Commercials, Logo Animations, web design, Music Videos, DVD Production, Business Identity.

ARTPOEM – The Letters Project. Designer, Visual artist. ARTPOEM – The Letters Project (2010)

Abstract

The Letters Project is a multi-media collaborative project by Merrill Shatzman (graphic artist), Raquel Savatella de Prada (animator) and Deborah Pope (poet). Supported by a Duke University Council for the Arts Collaborative Development Grant in 2008, th

Raquel Salvatella de Prada: Hg Media, 2005 - 2009. Creator. (2005)

Abstract

Hg Media, Princeton, NJ. TV Commercials, Logo Animations, web design, Music Videos, DVD Production, Business Identity.

ARTPOEM – The Letters Project. Designer, Visual artist. ARTPOEM – The Letters Project (2010)

Abstract

The Letters Project is a multi-media collaborative project by Merrill Shatzman (graphic artist), Raquel Savatella de Prada (animator) and Deborah Pope (poet). Supported by a Duke University Council for the Arts Collaborative Development Grant in 2008, th

Raquel Salvatella de Prada: Hg Media, 2005 - 2009. Creator. (2005)

Abstract

Hg Media, Princeton, NJ. TV Commercials, Logo Animations, web design, Music Videos, DVD Production, Business Identity.

Raquel Salvatella de Prada: Video Work, 2009. Creator. (2009)

Abstract

1) Video work for Theater performance (La Vida es Sueño), Duke University.
2) Logo Studies and animations for AMI.
3) Logo Studies for CDS.
4) Logo Animation for VSI.
5) Video Animation for Wired!course.
6) Video for 2009 Majors Fair (Art, Art Histo

Raquel Salvatella de Prada: Hg Media, 2005 - 2009. Creator. (2005)

Abstract

Hg Media, Princeton, NJ. TV Commercials, Logo Animations, web design, Music Videos, DVD Production, Business Identity.