who we are.
Vivian M. Cotte, Project Manager
Artea Creative, Inc. was founded by two Latina entrepreneurs: Vivian Monserrate Cotte, an editor/project manager/consultant and Cristina Castro Pelka, an art director/graphic designer/web designer—a team that has worked together for over 15 years providing book and magazine publishers, as well as non-profit organizations with project management, editorial services, web and graphic design services, advertising and promotions, brand development, gala fundraisers as well as Spanish language translations. Vivian and Cristina met while working at
St. Martin’s Press and have been a formidable team ever since—they roll up their sleeves, get the job done, and always meet their deadlines. Above all, all creative services are unique to each client—based on one-to-one consultations.
Wendy Feliz is a translator, transcriber, writer, and educator of the Spanish language, who specializes in literary and technical translations. Vivian and Wendy met while struggling through a math course at Lehman College and decided to form a study group, and have been working together ever since. Wendy's expertise is invaluable and Artea Creative is honored to have her providing our clients with Spanish language translations.
With over 15 years experience in their fields—together a stronger team—the Artea Creative collective also includes a roster of additional staff (freelancers and consultants) readily available should a job or client require more attention or staffing both on site and off premises.
Wendy Feliz, Translator
"Not a media expert, frankly a technophobe, I had a very limited on-line presence. My first book, was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham 2010 Finalist, and I quickly discovered that I had to create a buzz for myself, not a skill that comes naturally to most writers. Now that I am in the process of selling my second book, I knew I needed help. I had an idea of what I needed but the Artea Creative team opened a whole new world to me, far beyond my wildest expectations. Six months later I have a newly-designed web site, a much-expanded social media presence that I can maintain on an on-going basis, my up-coming self-published paperback edition of my first novel, an interface with my on-demand publisher, a new press kit, a selection of translators and we are now embarking on a publicity plan that will be ready to go for my new novel. When I hired Vivian, I hired a team of experienced professionals who are dependable and have a level of expertise that continues to amaze me. They not only know what I need (often better than I do) but can anticipate what I will need six months to a year from now. Now I know where I am and where I’m going. I can’t recommend this team of professionals enough.
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Author, Daughters of the Stone