figure 8
”an auspicious number according to the Chinese, has appeared off and on in my life as a symbol of good fortune — a fluid symbol of things which
are organic, infinite, and powerful.”

Simona Bortis-Schultz is an upstate NY based art director, designer + illustrator originally from Romania.

Part artist and part problem solver, Simona creates dynamic, conceptual, versatile + award winning work. Simona's work is visually rich and illustrational, and relevant to the client's needs and focus. She has paid her dues at some of the most award winning firms in Upstate NY, NYC and Portland, OR.
She holds a double BA in Advertising and Visual Design, from the University of Oregon, and is originally from Eastern Europe ( Arad, Romania infact ). Simona currently works as senior designer at Beekman 1802 creating visually captivating experiences for email, web + print. When not working in the world of awesome goat milk products, Simona creates illustration + fine art whenever possible.

Outside the world of design and illustration, Simona enjoys the outdoors + culinary experiences with her family in rural, upstate NY.

awards
Print Magazine
AIGA’s Best of Oregon
AIGA's NY State of Design

client work
Aurora Design, The Austen Riggs Center, The Center for Internet Security, Coppolla Design, Genart, The Guthrie Center, José Limón Dance, Manifest llc, Monrovia Nurseries, Mountain View Group, Oberlander Group, The Patient Experience Project, Plazm Media, Raven Sun Creative, The Sage Colleges, Scholastic, Storey Publishing and 2Communiqué

Drop me a line at simona@figure8design.net or a chat me up at 518.229.3031.