As if by magic, each new occasion to showcase our work turns into a process of rediscovery. Our dialogue with the audiences enjoying our output and with the clients taking a chance alongside the Deveo Studio team as part of a fascinating art-venture inflates our sails beyond belief.
A major reason to be excited: we realized that our projects are, slowly but surely, reaching all corners of the world. Did you know that, in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania’s biggest city, there is a studio making illustrations landing on the pages of children’s books all over the world? We already have hundreds of books, tens of comic books and graphic novels, thousands of minutes of cartoon animations — totaling 400 projects in all — going to various destinations on three continents: the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Ireland, and of course, Romania.
We fondly remember at this juncture our very own Big Bang, located, on the axis of time, sometime in 2011. At that time, Adrian Barbu’s artistic talents and Ciprian Beldean’s managerial vision came together (yes, similar to how it happens in super hero stories) and created „Reclamation” (link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R80WRL0vo0g), a motion comics project (link http://reclamationthemotioncomic.blogspot.com/) for a client in one of the galaxy’s farther reaches, all the way over in the United States of America.
And what better outcome could be hoped for from a first successful collaboration than the unanimous decision to start a campaign to conquer the universe through the power of storytelling? More specifically, we created an illustration and animation studio endowed with all the inspiration and determination needed to provide top-notch services to authors, editors and producers looking for the ideal vision for their projects. Our creative team gradually underwent an enrichment process, bringing together a series of artists, all graduates of the Fine Arts and Design University of Cluj-Napoca. Some even have tens of years of experience under their belt, or, as we like to put it, they were there for the first Moon landing.
But subsequent challenges and undertakings led us off to Mars instead, in terms of visual storytelling. This would be the most suitable analogy given the innovative joining of illustration, 3D modeling, animation and programming happening in the augmented-reality books we have created. We would thus like to invite you to continue your journey into the Deveo universe by visiting www.deveostudio.com. Happy Moon landing!