Hi, I’m Valentina – a surface pattern designer, artist and creative consultant.
I create bold energetic patterns and dramatic artwork influenced by my background in music and theatre.
I find inspiration for my work all around me in the urban landscape of Melbourne, Australia. I like to weave stories and experiences from the past into my design work to create meaningful connections.
My vibrant designs always start out by hand or with a tangible physical connection. I often create handprinted monotypes, paper collage and abstract paintings, which I then manipulate into digital repeat patterns.
I studied Surface Design at the International School of Colour and Design, and Visual Art at the Northern College of the Arts and Technology. I also hold a Master of Arts in Cultural Management.
In my spare time I undertake creative product design and curation for the boutique vintage store Tansley & Co.