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Hi it's me, Rita

Illustrator | Designer | Travel Lover

I am an Artist and was born in Moldova in 1971. During my school years I discovered Art and started to express my creativity with drawings. Especially line drawings in black & white was something I liked a lot. From there I have further developed my creative skills until I went to University.

Here I have studied Architecture and obtained my Diploma in this field. Reaching a new and professional Form of Art.
The work as an Architect and its view on complex tasks has always inspired and helped me in a positive way, when I started my career.

I later moved to Germany and from 2002 I then began working as a Graphic Designer in Marburg. In the middle of 2008 I relocated to Frankfurt am Main with my family, where I started again to focus on my own creativity.
Handmade products ranging from Felt Toys of my playful animals and of course illustrations. I also exhibited my work at creativity fairs and have designed various Greeting Cards. You can still find those to this day, around Europe in boutiques and at local central train stations (If you are lucky, let me know).

Sometime in 2014, I have found a new challenge to give my playful illustrations a place in the puzzle world. HappyTown marks the beginning of this project. For me, it is always fascinating to put each piece together and I spent a lot of time solving them with my family together. Seeing my illustrative work finished at the end is a joy, that keeps me motivated when finding a new theme for my puzzles.

Then in 2016, I started to illustrate a coloring book for adults. My very first one is called Mein Herbstspaziergang, that translates to My Autumn Walk. Many more nature inspired coloring books followed afterwards.
I have visited a lot of places in Europe and I love to travel by train and then one day I have decided to bring my journey into a brand new coloring book: Meine Reise durch Europa.
The #1 Spiegel-Bestseller of the Year 2022 in Hobby & Creativity.

Sharing my creativity and experience with you, the coloring community, makes my Day. Together we inspire each other, while visiting many amazing places! And from here you know my story...

Portfolio

Work

2008 - Current
Illustrator, Author
Frankfurt am Main
2002 - 2008
Graphic Designer
Marburg

Education

1988 - 1994
Dipl. Architect
Technical University of Moldova

Exhibitions

2012
Playtime Paris - Winter
Paris
2011
Playtime Paris - Spring
Paris
2008, 2009, 2010
Stillbl├╝tte
Frankfurt am Main

Awards & Features

2022 Bestseller
Spiegel, Germany
2022 June
Bunte, Germany
2021 September
Woman Fashion-Magazine, Austria