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/Estee Lauder was broadened in Lancôme/ L'Oréal's Designer Fragrance Division as Creative Director overseeing the Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso and Giorgio Armani brands.
Later on as Vice President of Creative for YSL , 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.
A longtime resident of New York's Upper East Side, where she lives with her husband Brian Philpott and her pups - Bella and Buddy.