Andreea Olteanu

Andreea Olteanu - Designer

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

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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.
Action & Adventure
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books
Short Story
Themes & Motifs


  • BA Hons Interior Design Northumbria University, UK
  • BTEC Fine Art and Illustration Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, UK

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

March, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

Art Director

Bucharest, Romania
July, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

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.

Interior Designer

The Design Solution, London, UK
November, 2014 – June, 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.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Kioa the Crocodile in the Land of Crakacrakacokacoka

Corbinand, Sandrine, Olteanu, Andreea

Love Rays

Sacks, Paula, Olteanu, Andreea

The Stink Bug in the Tub

Brown, David Allan, Brown, Trevor Allan, Olteanu, Andreea

The Greenest Knight

Thatcher, Lucy, Olteanu, Andreea

Andreea has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

David Brown
Andreea is a true professional in all aspects of the collaboration process. She met or exceeded my expectations. She is constantly communicating, seeks feedback, is open to suggestions, and her work is incredible. I highly recommend Andreea to all prospective authors. She is truly an expert in all aspects of the publishing process and her illustrations are magnificent. Thanks Andreea!!

David Brown, January 2021

Andreea Olteanu
Thank you David, it was a pleasure working with you and I truly loved creating the illustrations for your wonderful story!

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Sandrine Corbinand
Andreea has been an absolute doll to work with. This is my third book with her and I am in it for more. She has been nothing but professional. I love her work so much, she is so talented and all of the buyers of my books rave about the illustrations. My career would not be possible without her, she truly brings my words to light with every illustration. I also love how she is so quick to change...
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Sandrine Corbinand, December 2020

Andreea Olteanu
Thank you so much Sandrine! It's been a pleasure working with you as always and I'm looking forward to our next project together!

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Sandrine Corbinand
Andreea is one of the most talented illustrators and I am so happy with her work. She follows every request I ask and she is so easy to work with. Her responses are always prompt. I have had such a great time working with her and I can't wait to continue working with her. She is such a good fit for me and my project!

Sandrine Corbinand, August 2020

Andreea Olteanu
Thank you so much Sandrine! It's been a pleasure working with you and I'm looking forward to our next collaboration!

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Sandrine Corbinand
Amazing work, I can't wait to continue to do work with her.

Sandrine Corbinand, June 2020

Andreea Olteanu
Thank you so much Sandrine! It was wonderful working with you on the first book of the series and I'm really excited for the next one!

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