Hi there! Thanks for stopping by.

I'm Cristiana Bardeanu, I'm behind the name 84colors. I design and build interactive websites and create 3D graphics and animations for companies in the high-tech industry. I'm originally from Romania, but I now enjoy living and relaxing in Amsterdam.

The background story

Growing up in a family of engineers, I was always considered to be the more "artsy" one. Since I was very young I've been fascinated with colors and graphics so I started drawing and painting quite early.

I was especially fascinated with the power visuals have to tell a story, so after studying marketing for a while in University, I decided to launch my freelancing business designing websites for clients all over the world.

After designing and building websites for a few years, I wanted more and more control over the graphics that go in it, so started to also focus on photography, illustrations, learned some javascript to make things more interactive and more recently, I've been having a blast exploring 3D graphics.

Other stuff

I'm a big outdoors fan, so whenever I need a break, I head outside for a bike ride with one of my 4 bikes (MTB, gravelbike, citybike and a little brommie). I'm also quite fond of tennis and play once or twice a week, so if you're in Amsterdam, let's hit some balls! Oh, and I also like to (badly) strum on my ukulele every day. 🎶

Tools I use

After Effects

Hear what my clients have to say.

“We are very grateful working with Cristiana. She managed to translate our rather technical ideas into something very unique that provides the foundation for a strong branding. It empowers people to participate and work with us. ”
Petra Beris
Founder @ TransitionHero
“Cristiana does not need much of a briefing, is very efficient, creative and her way of working suits us very well. She is one of the nicest people to work with and easy communicate with, as a manager of a lean marketing team I see 84colors as a true extension of the team"
Maikel Bouricius
CCO @ Asperitas
“I have worked with Cristiana on several projects. Cristiana demonstrated that she is able to convert input of all sorts into designs that convey identity and brand messaging spot-on. What stands out for me is that the work is not done until she herself is satisfied with the result.”
Walter van der Scheer
CMO @ GoDataDriven
“Cristiana combines excellent technical knowhow with creativity and feeling for design. She is patient and flexible, making an effort to really understand her clients needs, and has a structured approach.”
Andrés Torres Salvador
Founder @ RadicleCrops