The spring herald
Robin pausing on cherry blossom


My idea was to bring the beauty of robin and cherry blossom together in a unique watercolor setting. I wanted to harmonise the beauty of the flowers with the beauty of the robin - I think everybody can agree that in spring when you see robins resting on blossoming trees, with all that beautiful light invading the setting, in that very moment a feeling of happiness and joy invades the soul and transports it to generous feelings of new beginnings.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

I have chosen the robin because they are a strong visual and musical "element" of my childhood - when I went to my grandparents, in the country, they were among the main attractions for me. I could stand and watch their restlessness for hours.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Romania but not only.

What story does your design tell?

I would say my design is purely esthetic and it should certainly trigger a happy feeling in the viewer.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

I have chosen watercolor technique combined with digital adjustments.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.


Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

no - my own work.

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Hi, my name is Codruta and my ambition is to create an impact in people's life through my designs - if I manage to do this, I am already a winner. Thank you for reading this:)

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