This is my story so far
They call me Ionut
I’m a freelance graphic & web designer from Baia Mare, Romania, who loves to craft unique layouts for the screen (and paper). Working as a designer since 2014, I’ve had the opportunity to work and collaborate with organizations and companies across the world.
This has offered me the best environment for professional development and has taught me to take any challenge as a new learning opportunity.
A skill of mine I’m very proud of is the ability to quickly learn new things if needed. I never stop learning, and I always see a place for improvements. It drives everything I do.
I decided to change what I do
I was 16 when I made my first pocket money working over the summer on a construction site. I did this for 5 summers until I started working as a sales consultant for a multinational company, after college.
It was mid-2011 when I got back home from a short time abroad. I had no job. And plenty of time. That’s when I started to browse all the corners of the internet I could find something about graphic design and websites. I spent the following eight months reading and watching tutorials online, often until sunrise. I was hooked.
And this was after having studied and being fascinated by Physics for 11 years, from the sixth grade all the way up to college.
I got a job - not as graphic designer
But what it turned out to be were probably the best four and a half years of my life, in terms of education. Nonformal education that is.
In 2012 I got invited to join this youth organization, at the beginning for 2h per day. Long story short, I went from helping around to becoming President of the organization in three years. Without skipping a single step in the process. It was the most valuable experience and learning opportunity I have ever had. It helped me realize what I want from my life. To continue to grow. I am extremely grateful to Team for Youth Association for this opportunity and for the many lessons learned.
By the way, I eventually had the chance to integrate my graphic design passion into my professional life by taking care of the visual identity and online presence of the organization.
I completely changed my job - again
This time for something that did have something to do with graphic design and websites. We were a small team of friends that got together to do work for an initial client and, eventually, create a start-up that would help organizations digitally transform their operations.
In the three years I spent there, I was fortunate enough to meet and collaborate with extraordinary professionals – from marketing experts and peace activists to writers and pioneers in the global food industry.
This has helped me better understand what roles visual identity and online presence play in the overall branding.
I’ve worked with organizations and companies in Luxembourg, Germany, Canada, Argentina, and Romania, ranging from NGOs and businesses to investment funds and international events. I’ve helped them craft their visual identity and online presence and offered them support along the process and beyond.
I created my own job
In 2019 I changed my job again.
My previous job didn’t challenge me anymore and, lately, it didn’t offer me valuable design opportunities. I found myself caught more on the technical side of the problems, rather than on the visual side of things. Plus, the values and focus of the company have shifted into a direction I didn’t see any opportunities for me to grow.
So I started my own company – Tailored Layouts. Now I can put all my energy into helping other entrepreneurs bring their ideas to the digital world. I love crafting unique custom layouts that fit a brand.
Gift your brand a tailored layout for the web to help you drive your marketing campaigns.
Here's how we can partner together
I’ve worked both in-house and as a freelancer. I perform better in a team, so I expect you to consider me part of your team, should you decide I’m a great fit for your project. Normally, I tend to work on not more than a big project per month so I can give my best to make your dream come true.
For one-time needs that require a more agile approach – I work with you on projects that have a clearly defined brief, budget, and timeline.
For companies that have ongoing needs – I work with you to adapt the website & design the collaterals needed to drive your marketing campaign.
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I charge for my head
Not for my hands. I am more of an expert and business partner, rather than a manual worker. I am sure you understand that.
I charge per project
Not by the hour. This way you will always know what the financial investment will be for my work.
I can work remotely
I am not limited by location or time zone. I’ve worked remotely for the past three years with companies across the world.
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Your Project Here
Tell me about your project and I’ll build you a tailored layout for the web to help you drive your marketing campaigns.