Valerie graduated with Honours from Grant MacEwan University's Graphic Design and Illustration three year program. Her life has revolved around art since she was a wee one; while her friends were dreaming of becoming astronauts and super-stars, she was at home creating handmade cards and bookmarks...dreaming of one day creating them professionally.
Her creative journey began in her home-town, Edmonton, Ab, but eventually pathed it's way to Victoria, B.C., where she currently works as a book designer for a publishing house. Her artistic style takes on a textured and grunge direction that mirrors her personal obsession with dark fashion. Valerie is not afraid to experiment with color and is always seeking new projects that challenge her in unique ways.
When Valerie is not at work setting typography and building covers for books of all kinds, she's at home painting playful compositions, rendering graphite portraits, or baking goodies.
You can take a peek at some of her work at www.valeriedamen.com