Andreea Schmidt

Andreea Schmidt – Designer

Illustrator specialized in visual story telling through fantastical pictures and bold colour palettes.

Overview

I am an illustrator and art director, with over 7 years of experience in a multitude of design related fields. Driven by my passion of creativity, I ensure every piece of work I produce is more than just another "pretty picture", and instead evokes an emotional response from within the viewer.
Throughout my years I have been given the opportunity to consistently expand my knowledge of the design world, and gain some particularly niche skills that prove invaluable to my overall career, but more importantly, my ability to help others achieve their dream of constructing their perfect book.
I love using bold colour palettes and bring elements of the classic art techniques to my digital illustration through textures and overlays. I try, when possible, to bring together my passion for history and fantasy in all my pictures, but I am always happy to find new ways of matching my style with a client's requirements, with creative and unique results.

The full list of services I provide:
Book covers
Interior illustration
Interior format design
Marketing images

Due to my role as an art director, I am well-versed in business collaborations and understanding both what my clients wants, and needs. Accompanied with my quality-focused work ethic, I ensure my clients are always satsified, and their requests are always fully accomplished.
Services
Fiction
Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Certifications
  • BA Hons Interior Design Northumbria University, UK
  • BTEC Fine Art and Illustration Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, UK

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2019 — Present

Bucharest, Romania

Jul, 2017 — Present

I run a team of 4 talented designers and technicians, and together we work on product collections (from initial sketches to finished production files), from stationery, to food packaging to toys and textiles. My main task alongside the management of the team, is the concept of the collections and the creation of the illustrations used.

The Design Solution, London, UK

Nov, 2014 — Jun, 2017 (over 2 years)

I worked on a large number of exciting projects for Duty Free Retail Spaces in airports around the world. It helped me hone a commercially oriented approach to design.

Andreea has 11 reviews

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virginia K.

virginia K.

Nov, 2022

Working with Andreea was such a delight. I informed her immediately that it was my first time working with an illustrator, and she was patient and gave me great directions. She paid attention and took the time to direct and clarify each step. In addition, she went above and beyond by researching and giving me materials to make my book stand out. I was blown away by her illustrations and thrille...
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Nicholas G.

Nicholas G.

Oct, 2022

Andreea is an absolutely phenomenal artist, as well as designer for your book. I cannot give enough thanks for her efforts. She was professional to the utmost, very understanding, extremely creative, and continued our collaboration until everything, including unknown issues, were resolved. Her outstanding attitude, collaboration structure, and reasonable quote highlight why I chose her, and imp...
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Jesse R.

Jesse R.

Jul, 2022

Andreea was great to work with. I gave her several elements I was hoping to include in the book cover design and she assembled them with her own unique artistic create that really captured the vibe I was looking for. Every communication was promptly duplicated and answered. A real pro. Thanks!
ISABELLE H.

ISABELLE H.

Jun, 2022

Andreea has been a joy to work with. Her professionalism and attention to detail have made the process of getting my book cover created a great experience. I would highly recommend her and will be a return customer!
Maddie J.

Maddie J.

Jun, 2022

Andreea was an amazing collaborator for my first ever book project. She was so easy to work with, especially when I told her the wrong sizing on the cover photo. She was more than willing to go back and change it. The art she created for my book was absolutely stunning with rich colors and beautiful textures, and her skill with her art is obvious. Not to mention, her knowledge of the cover phot...
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Andreea S.
Thank you so much Maddie, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and am looking forward to doing so again!

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