Isabella Cortese


Open to Opportunities

Isabella Cortese

Graphic Designer presso Bershka

Current Location

Barcelona, Spain

Isabella is open to new work opportunities

I’m an Italian graphic designer from Milan, based in Barcelona, specialized in apparel graphic design.
I've worked in Moncler's style and design department from 2016 to 2018.
Then I've been head of graphic design department in A Better Mistake, until 2021, when I started working at Bershka (Barcelona) in the Innovation HUB as a project manager of all the graphic design aspects of the department.
I'm open for new job opportunities, as a freelance graphic designer or consultant.

At the moment my responsibilities include:

• Responsible for all graphics across the global apparel range
• Support to realize seasonal storytelling, by creating mood / graphic concept boards
• Create original artwork used for both all-over prints and placed ones. To be used across category, apparel, accessories, and footwear
• Work in partnership with external graphics agency and freelancers to support the seasonal needs
• Work in close partnership with Design manager, Developer and PM on the designated category
• Realization of the design, development, approval and usage of all trims and packaging
• Liaise with the legal department, to ensure product is legally compliant
• Monitor product development to ensure style, fit, quality, detail requirements
• Meet expectations on accuracy and on-time delivery along product calendar
• Facilitate agile decision making on prototype review and revision

Here is my updated portfolio:

  • Brands Isabella has worked with
    • Bershka
    • BonjourShanghai
    • Moncler
    • Ctrlzak Art & Design Studio Internship
  • Isabella's past titles
    • Graphic Design Manager
    • Graphic Designer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Web Designer
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Permanent Positions
  • Hourly Consulting

Graphic design manager - Innovation HUB


Jan 2022 - Present

Graphic research, design and production development for Bershka external collabs and special projects. Managing and designing Bershka Custom Lab.

Freelance Graphic Artist


Aug 2020 - Present

Project-based artworks for several customers of the Chinese luxury furniture market.

Graphic Designer

Self employed

May 2020 - Present

Research, design and production development for all tier of global apparel. Placement and all over prints, patterns, knitwear design.
Talent proposal, maintaining contacts and project development with...

Apparel graphic designer


Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Textile design, placement and all over prints, patterns, artworks for production.
Graphic design for all Moncler collections and lines.

Web editor, creative and graphic designer assistant

Ctrlzak Art & Design Studio Internship

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Web editor, creative and graphic designer assistant

Camille Kuntz

Head Designer , A Better Mistake Freelance

Senior colleague

It is with great pleasure and confidence that I write to put forth my recommendation for Isabella Cortese for a graphic design position at your company. We were fortunate to have Isabella working with us during the lead up of A Better Mistake Graphic departement. In the year and a half with us she not only demonstrated a very creative designer, has strong technical skill set and work ethic, but also proved to be hard worker and showed the ability to both take directions and lead a project, as well as work independently. She is a very smart, involved and responsible person and I was happy to have her by my side everyday, for sharing work but also cultural interest and opinions. Her tasks included research, graphic proposal, artistic collaboration proposal and management, technical drawings, graphic placement and graphic all-over, print proof and techpacks. Because of the quality of her work, she was constently in touch with the print house and suppliers (clothes supplier, packaging supplier, print houses etc..) for getting the project done and I had full trust in her following up skills. Isabella was a great colleague and benefit to our team and will undoubtedly be a hard-working, generous and thoughtful addition to yours. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me for any further reference to be required. Sincerely, Camille Kunz, Head Designer of A Better Mistake

Giovanni Nalesso

Chief Operation Officer / Product manager, A Better Mistake Freelance

Direct manager

I consider Isabella a very smart person, openminded and well educated, professionally trained in her specific skills, but capable of efficient interactions with different areas of an organization, being a reliable reference for everyone. I found her attitude always assertive and she was promptly willing to assume or share responsibilities even when not specifically requested. Thus, I have the pleasure of recommending her to whoever might be looking for a well grounded, authentic collaborator.

  • Photoshop


  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Social media


  • Progettazione grafica


  • Fotografia


  • Styling


  • Fotografia digitale


  • Pubblicità







Work Proficiency



Istituto Europeo di Design

Laurea triennale

Fashion styling

2013 to 2016

Liceo Classico Tito Livio

Maturità Classica

Maturità Classica

2008 to 2013

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