Since April 2015, she has been the Digital Communications Manager for the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation.
She manages the Foundation's digital communication tools (website, social networks, newsletters) and carries out the role of interface between creative businesses (graphic designers, photographers, video makers) and the Foundation.
Raffaella Pontrandolfi was born in Matera in 1976. After obtaining her artistic college diploma, she attended the Faculty of Physics at the University of Pisa. A course of study that reinforced her education, she was already predisposed to the attention to detail and the importance of the infinitely small.
Raffaella has always been passionate about new technologies. She frequented specialisation courses in multimedia graphic design and web design, collaborating successively as a freelancer with graphic design studios and private clients in her own city and beyond.
Over the years, she has combined creativity and consolidated technique as a web and graphic designer, having extensive knowledge of new digital communication tools.
She attended two specialisation courses in “Web and Social Media Marketing”. Together with other young people from Basilicata, Raffaella formed the Matera 2019 web team in 2012. A group of “digital volunteers”, through social networks they have given voice to the values and themes of the candidacy of Matera as European Capital of Culture 2019.
In February 2013, Raffaella undertook a 6-month internship with the Matera 2019 Committee and after, until in March 2015, was the Head of Digital Communications for the said Committee.
She loves her work and considers it a great responsibility, as well as an opportunity, to commit to an ambitious project for the development of the territory. Raffaella loves to relax by listening to rock music, going to the cinema and taking romantic vacations with her husband.