Ruxandra Nastase


Ruxandra Nastase Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a nomad multidisciplinary creative. I mostly work in branding, UX/UI design, website design, and illustrations.

I’ve been working on my own business for the last 3 years where I’ve been selling digital products. I’ve enjoyed the process of researching what sells combined with my artistic skills and created products from Instagram templates, graphics, logos, collages, icons, mockups, fonts, presentations, plus the marketing work.

I’ve been freelancing for the last 4 years with startups and individuals mostly, on branding, website design, app design and illustrations.

The client list includes Penguin Random House, FemTech startups like Femitale and Beijeped, small businesses like Butterscotch Bakery, photographers, startups for social media scheduling as MeetEdgar, etc. As a visual artist I've exhibited my paintings in Galería Maxó, Barcelona.

Tell us about one of your favourite projects and what inspired you to do it

One of my favourite projects is one that I'm currently working on, and it's the Tarot Cards Illustrations. My newly discovered love for Tarot cards inspired me to create my own, using my style and keeping the symbols of the original Rider Waite.

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment, I'm working on a project with someone very dear to me, and it's a surprise, so I can't give too many details! It's one of the greatest projects I've been working on, and it has a special place for me. It's something mystical and about women. PS: it's coming out around Christmas this year!

Who are your biggest influencers in the industry?

Laura Perez Rachael

Dean Helena

Perez Garcia

What was the last thing that inspired you?

There is this folk tale in Romanian culture about mythological creatures called 'Ielele' that are dancing faeries that live in the forests and appear at night in the moonlight.

Tell us why it's important for you to have a portfolio website

For me, it's important to have a website to showcase my work and assure people that I'm a trustworthy professional.

As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator what are your tips in building a portfolio website?

- Showcase your personal work in your creative portfolio. It's as important as the paid work!

- Curate your website like it's your own art gallery.

- Don't forget your personality, your own authentic voice.

- Make it simple and easy to navigate.

- Display your best work, not all your work.

How do you market yourself?

On Dribbble, Pinterest, Instagram.

Why do you use Portfoliobox?

I use Portfoliobox as I find it easy to set up, and it has the templates I need!

Thank you for featuring me!

Visit Ruxandra's website for more inspiration and don't forget to follow her on Instagram.

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