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. Being the year i was married, the apartment in which i lived, my dress size, shoe size, and a type of knot which binds things simply but elegantly.


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 am lucky to have the pleasure of working with collaborators such as developers, photographers and writers, to expand the gamut of possibilities. 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 received praise in Print Magazine, AIGA’s Best of Oregon Exhibit, and the New York Society of Illustrators. I love design challenges and creating beautiful conceptual work, that engages the audience in a meaningful and impactful way. 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, rensselaer polytechnic, jose limon dance, genart, oberlander group, copolla design, mountain view group, raven sun creative, the patient experience project, and manifest llc.

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