Born and educated in Romania, I was very fortunate when after Art School I landed a job with ANIMAFILM, the country's No.1 animation studio at the time. This enabled me to develop a wide array of skills and to acquire practical experience in drawing animation, cartooning, story-boarding, children's books illustration, slide shows, backgrounds and greeting cards illustration.
Since moving to US, I earned my living as a professional illustrator, cartoonist, animator and
graphic designer. I strived to establish myself and I welcomed every opportunity to work with
prestigious companies such as Harcourt School Publishers, DIC Animation Studio, Filmation,
or Cabbage Patch Kids, Inc.—among many others—and added numerous published artworks,
children’s books and animations to my work roster.
Maybe I should mention that I'm just as comfortable within the realm of graphic and illustration desktop applications as I am with the easel, paints and brushes. My comprehensive computer skills and expertise allow me to mix and match mediums and create digital artwork for print or web.
I am an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) and as my most recent accomplishments I can proudly list two Moonbeam Children Books Awards. In 2009 I also wan the CJA Best Art Award for "Zaria" comic strip, published in Chess Life for Kids Magazine since 2004.
I love my work, I never get tired of it, and I never turn down a challenge. My approach to any project is passionate, as well as professional.