The only thing I’ve always loved to do is drawing. As I preferred colour pencils to any toy in my early childhood, my parents decided to arrange painting lessons for me, so before learning to read, I was thought to draw.

I studied painting classes in Romania and started working in different artistic fields as graphic design, concept art and storyboard for animation movies, or painting. In 2010 I had the chance to illustrate a poem book for children, and realized that this is the main path that I want to follow. A couple of other book projects had reached my desk since then, and with each project I have learned something new.

In 2013 I decided to join the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, feeling the need to understand and learn more about the subject, and it was the best decision. I feel that the main achievement from this course is the confidence of not just illustrating children books but also writing my own stories.