About me and my work.

Background

Intro. Hi there! My name is Cristiana Bardeanu and for the past 13 years I’ve been busy solving all sorts of design problems for businesses small and large located all over the world – from USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia to South Africa, Romania (where I’m originally from) and of course the Netherlands where I’m currently based in the watery town of Amsterdam, with my husband (and fancy amateur bicyclist) Eric and our two crazy cats Pisu and Kiki.

The beginnings. I’ve been painting and drawing ever since I can remember, but I only got interested in design during my first years of college, while I was following a marketing degree. That’s when I began to experiment with digital drawing programs and started bulding my very first websites.

My work. These days, I enjoy working on all sorts of projects, but I am particularly passionate about projects that involve sustainability and open government. I help out several non-profit organization like the dutch Engineers Without Borders organization and Code4Romania. So, if you’re involved in a sustainability related project, let’s talk!

Cristiana Bardeanu
I believe design is all about communication and good communication is not just about how something looks, but what also what it says and how it works.

What I do. Over the years I’ve expanded my skill set to include, besides design, also development and strategy. This way I am able to control the final experience to the smallest details and make sure the copy, design and functionality all work together and create a solid, seamless experience that clearly communicates what your company or product is all about.

Design

  • User experience design
  • Visual design
  • Interaction & motion design
  • Data visualisation
  • Brand Guidelines & Styleguides
  • Icons and illustrations

Development

  • Front-end development
  • WordPress development
  • Shopify development
  • Email themes development

Strategy

  • Content strategy
  • SEO assistance
  • A/B testing and Analytics
  • Social Media strategy
  • Copywriting assistance

“Cristiana managed to create a fantastic new online identity for our company. She is proactive, creative and professional. I would highly recommend working with her!”

Cecile van Oppen Copper8 1/6

“We were in an urgent need of a new website and could really use some help with that. Cristiana turned out to be that help! Although we had a bit of an idea of what the website should look like, Cristiana really challenged us on our ideas and came up with something great that we would not have come up with ourselves. She worked in a very organized way that assured room for change without extending the implementation duration.

Also after implementation, Cristiana turned out to be easy to reach for questions and small changes. The end-product is a nice-looking, flexible and SEO-ready professional website. We’ll surely reach out to Cristiana for any future website design work.”

Timo van Donselaar Zenz Technologies 1/6

“Comsave has experienced working together with Cristiana and 84colors as a delight. Cristiana is professional, punctual, always helpful and easy to communicate with through all the steps of the project. We are very happy with the end result which is our new website.”

Pieter Verhoyen Comsave 1/6

“I worked with Cristiana to build, launch, and maintain a local online community for doctors. The goal was to facilitate best practice across clients (doctors), share treatment results with the product development team, while collecting feedback from their trials. Cristiana surpassed our expectations on all levels, by delivering a cutting-edge community platform: easy to update, and navigate. She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and flexible. I strongly recommend her services.”

Jefferson Souza Syneron-Candela 1/6

“We enjoyed working with Cristiana Bardeanu, she was very responsive to our needs. We see she is passionate about design and has proven knowledge that you can see in wonderful work. We found her very careful to details and very creative. We are happy we met a person who loves to visualize what we are thinking about. We believe Argento Luxury design is long-lasting template for fashion website.”

Peter Damien ArgentoThemes 1/6

“We are very happy with your design, and we love the combination of creativity and corporate professionalism that the page shows.”

Ankur Patel Motovac Group 1/6

“Cristiana has been fantastic to work with! She has been able to design a site for us that does everything we wanted functionally and used her creativity to design a site that is easy to navigate and fantastic to look at.”

Derek Falk Falk Custom Adventures 1/6

“I’ve used Cristiana to create a custom WordPress design that was focused on increasing engagement on the homepage. We decided that customer endorsements and clear calls to action were a priority and I was highly impressed with the results.

I found her to be extremely helpful and would highly recommend her.”

John Gleeson Access Legal 1/6

“Working with Cristiana at 84colors was like a breath of fresh air. She proved to be a talented, all-round designer, who delivered a stunning result in a short period of time. She was patient, polite and professional, which is why I would definitely recommend her work, and do business with her again. Thank you for a job well done!”

Andrea Bosboom ProudMembers 1/6

“High quality, creative designs, delivered on time with clear communication. Very pleased with the project & look forward to working with Cristiana again.”

Edith Karntrich Terranetwork 1/6

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