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.