Who is Faktura?

Vanessa Corrêa: Founder and CEO

Vanessa conceived of building a fine jewelry brand years ago, while working as the head of her own boutique design and brand development studio in Chicago. Since her launch in 2012 of cult favorite label Coléoptère, her designs have appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, W, WWD, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Vogue Gioiello among others. Coléoptère has since given way to Faktura, where her exploration of exquisitely crafted, modern jewels continues. 

In addition to her work with Faktura, she serves as the creative head of the University of California system. Her work in brand development, strategy, creative direction, and design has been recognized by, among others, Fast Company, Communication Arts, Creative Review, AIGA, Print, Brand New, and How. 

She is frequently invited to write and speak about the impact of design. Both Brazilian and American, Vanessa's family includes architects, artists, and gemologists. Creating modern, fine jewelry fuses her personal history with her deep experience in design.