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.

Part artist and part problem solver, creating dynamic, conceptual, versatile + smart work for companies both large and small, is my calling. My work is visually rich, and relevant to the client's needs and focus. I‘ve paid my dues at some of the most award winning firms in Upstate NY, NYC and Portland, OR. I hold a BA in Advertising and a BA in Visual Design, from the University of Oregon, and am originally from Eastern Europe ( Arad, Romania infact ). My work has been featured in Print Magazine, AIGA’s Best of Oregon and AIGA's NY State of Design. I love design challenges and creating beautiful conceptual work, that engages the audience in a meaningful and impactful way. I am lucky to have the pleasure of working with partners and collaborators, to expand the gamut of possibilities. Creating illustration and lettering, whenever possible, is my other passion, as well as savoring good wine, baking and enjoying time with my little family. 

client work has included: plazm media, scholastic, storey publishing, the sage colleges, jose limon dance, genart, oberlander group, copolla design, mountain view group, raven sun creative, the center for internet security, the patient experience project, 2communiqué and manifest llc.

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