currently stuck in my room...
Hello! I am currently working freelance from home.... dreaming about the end of all this chaos.
Interested in working with me?
My name is Raluca and I am a professional illustrator passionate about everything colourful and narrative. I love creating vibrant character-focused illustrations, and I always try my very best to allow the character's personality to shine through! I am also passionate about storytelling, and have worked on projects such as children's books and board games for kids! My style is very bright and colourful, and I love making others happy with my illustrations!
Beside art, I am a huge fan of traveling, video games, theme parks and anime.
MA Visual Communication/ Illustration- Distinction- Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
BA Illustration- First Class with Honours- Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK (grad. 2019, and also as an Erasmus+ student in 2017)
BA 3D and 2D Animation- Erasmus+ program- Haute Ecole de la Province de Liege, Belgium (2018)
BA Fine Art-Graphic Art- Universitatea de Arta si Design Cluj-Napoca (year1, 2016-2017)
Freelance Board Game Designer- Interplay (Oct. 2020- present)
Design Intern(2019) and Freelance Card Designer- Moonpig (2019-present)
Freelance Card Designer- Card Factory (Nov. 2019-present)
Freelance Designer- Enksy (Jun. 2020-present)
Freelance Children's Book Illustrator- Matthew James Publishing (Mar. 2019- present)
Competitions and achievements
'Molly and the Bog Sprogs', the first children's book I illustrated, was published by Matthew James Publishing on the 27th of August, 2020.
Winner(and exhibited) of the Black History Month contest organized by The Birmingham Royal Conservatoire
Winner of the Soska Sisters 'Tales of Terror' Competition
Student of the Year for Illustration, Viscom Awards 2019
Other Competitions I took part in:
Penguin Design Awards 2019 and 2020
'Gallery 1988' 2019
'London Stories' competition by the AOI, 2019
Runner up for the NB Magazine Contest 2019
Exhibitions and Art Sales
Exhibited at New Designers 2019- and runner up for the most creative panel
Selected to attend MCM Birmingham as an art seller twice