Cristina Stefan is a Bucharest (RO) and Frankfurt (DE) based illustrator, painter and graphic designer.

I began nurturing a passion for illustration at an early age, in my grandfather`s blacksmith forge, a place that influenced my artistic endeavors and my future interest in the fantasy/mythology universe and nature. I am mostly self-taught since I started to study urban planning and worked on various urban planning projects in Romania and abroad. While earning an MSc in Urban Management for Competitive Cities with a thesis focused on sustainable interventions and creative urban, community and regional planning, I kept close ties with illustration, painting and graphic design on freelance projects, experimenting with all kinds of mediums and techniques, both traditional and digital. Since 2013 I started working as a visual artist and design professional in advertising, animation, cinematography and events industry. I am also a member of the Zazen/Kraftmark collective.
For inquiries and commissions, drop me a note at

Film Credits

Wednesday (Netflix series, Fantasy, Adventure, Director: Tim Burton), Art Department – Graphic Artist
The Gray House (TV series, Drama, Director: Roland Joffé), Art Department – Graphic Designer
Around the World in 80 Days (BBC series, Adventure, Drama, Director: Steve Barron), Art department – Graphic Designer

Awards & Publications

The Urban River Corridors of Bucharest – Best Project / Jury’s Prize/ 2018
Design Taxi / 2014, 2015
Urbanismul Serie Nouă / 2013
The Strategic Concept of Bucharest 2035 – National Architecture Biennial / 2012
Urban Anthropology, Academic Research Paper – I, II  / 2012

Shows & Exhibitions


Galateca – #Contactless Art Wall

TEDxBucharestSalon – Women March Together

Experimente artistice cu realitate augmentată v1.3, Cluj


Binar 2019/Bucharest Artworlds at The Wrong Biennale #4

xpAR v.1.1, Forma Caffe, Bucharest

xpAR v1.0, NOD Makerspace/Romanian Design Week 2019, Bucharest

Landmark Challenge by Pixellab School, Street Delivery Bucharest


Labyrinths – hybrid event @ Qreator by IQOS, Bucharest

Bucharest Design meetup #8 – group exhibition and live act by Zammorian @ Qreator by IQOS, Bucharest

Group Exhibition @ Qreator, Bucharest


Bucharest Design meetup #5 – solo show @ Point, Bucharest

Group Exhibition/Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor, Bucharest

Understanding the City/Urban Eye Festival @ ARCUB Gabroveni

Group Exhibition @ Expirat, Bucharest

Private Group exhibition @ Metropolis Theater, Bucharest


Psychonauts – Exhibition and live event @ Maison 13, Bucharest

East European ComicCon, Bucharest


Experimentalist Gallery @ The Ark, Bucharest


MSc in Urban Management for Competitive Cities – Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning / Bucharest, 2012

Conferences & Workshops

IAA Global Conference / Bucharest, 2019
Visual Playground x The Power of Storytelling / Bucharest, 2016
UBISOFT Game Jam / Bucharest, 2014
Summer School on the Po River Delta – Building Scenarios in Fragile Territories / Venice, 2011
Erasmus Intensive Program – Urban Project Workshop and Responsible Design / Torino, 2011

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