Valerie Hird

Valerie is persistently inquisitive and consistently hardworking. She is driven by a deeply passionate curiosity and loves to explore, learn, and experiment with all things design. She is excited by thoughtful narratives, visual hierarchy, and illustration, and aims to craft captivating stories. Outgoing and energetic, Valerie seeks to bring joy and education into our daily lives through fun illustration.

Valerie is a natural leader who enjoys engaging in the constructive but playful conversation that builds exciting concepts. Using her ability to quickly draw abstract connections (thanks dad!), she crafts thoughtful narratives into intriguing visual smorgasbords, illuminating the message through a wide range of illustration and lettering methods. She is a maker and creator by default. 

 

Valerie's main passions include crunchy and rich illustrations, hand lettering, children's picture books, and character design. She also enjoys being a dog mom, trail running, anything outdoors, learning, cooking, documentaries, and appreciating the process of art forms. 

AUTODIDACTIC ILLUSTRATOR
Wilderness Fairy
DESIGN CONSULTANT