Born & raised in Queens NY, Roberta Chiarella began her design training at an early age beside the drawing table of her father Joseph Chiarella; a successful advertising art director & illustrator. Roberta graduated with a degree in graphic design & communications from Parson's School of Design in New York City. Roberta's early career as an art director, producer & package designer, at Clinique Laboratories was broadened in L'Oreal's Designer Fragrance Division, overseeing the Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso and Giorgio Armani brands.
Later on as Vice President of Creative for The House Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, she directed Public Relations, Special Events, In Store Design & Advertising.
Roberta's transition from creative director to jewelry designer was completed when her earliest work was honored in a group exhibition at The American Craft Museum.
The couture jewelry collection is designed in New York City and handcrafted in Rhode Island. The designs are beautifully finished and plated with the finest metals, 22kt. gold and platinum - glass, semi precious stones and SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.
Blog: "Not Bad, For A Girl From Queens" http://agirlfromqueens.blogspot.com highlights the daily life of this New York designer, living in the greatest city in the world!
A longtime resident of New York's Upper East Side, where she lives with her husband Brian Philpott and her pups - Bella and Boomer.