Oana Befort is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer currently living in Omaha, Nebraska. She pulls from a love of photography, design, and crafts to paints elaborate nature-inspired watercolours.
Originally from Romania, Befort enjoyed drawing since she was a little girl. Her enjoyment grew the more she practiced and learned. She studied decorative arts in high school, then went on to study Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the National Art University of Bucharest. After graduating, Befort worked as a Graphic Designer in advertising and branding agencies.
Befort decided to leave her design job after becoming a new mum. In 2010, just a few months into motherhood, she started a blog as a way to stay inspired and continue to create. Since then, she has collaborated with clients including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Papyrus Greetings, and Etsy.
Her artwork’s overall appearance is exceptionally clean. Yet her fabrics and plant life are skillfully intricate. Always neat, no matter how man-made the pattern or wild the flowers are. The clean/complex deceptive quality in her work just makes looking closer at it that much more enjoyable.