I've been drawing and making art ever since I was a little kid. Needless to say, this has shaped the way I see everything, life, goals, achievements. Success, even. 

I've worked in the field of web and graphic design for more than 14 years, specializing in UI / UX, but this life and the rat race I found myself entangled in started to eventually take its toll. So one day I decided to radically change everything. I quit my corporate office job, rented my apartment in the big bustling city, and moved to a quiet life near the mountains, along with 3 cats and 2 dogs - full freelance, I was following my dream: to further develop my concept art skills, and quench my thirst for creation. This is how I began doing concept art comissions for board games, book covers, prints and so on, mostly in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. This is also how I began writing - and when I am not drawing, I'm finishing up my first collection of sci-fi stories which I also illustrated. 

Professionally, I'm always striving for perfection, trying to achieve the much sought-after balance between doing what you love, and loving what you do. In my free time, I absolutely love going outdoors, losing track of time in walks through the woods, climbing or mountaineering, or sculpting, and spending time reading a good book in the company of my pets. If it's summertime, you'll find me riding my motorcycle! 

You can also find me on Artstation: ikaruna, LinkedIn: theanicolescu and on my Displate shop page: ikaruna