While working as a graphic designer in an advertising agency for several years, Valerie rediscovered her love for drawing and illustration. She decided to give her career a new push and is now working as a freelance illustrator in Austria.
She enjoys creating characters and illustrations in bright colours and graphic shapes – either with coloured pencil and thick markers in her sketchbook or digitally with her Wacom tablet in photoshop.
Her first illustrated book was on a little red fox leaving home for the first time, and was released by an Austrian publisher.
If you cannot find her drawing, she is probably sailing, cycling, drinking coffee or cuddling other people’s cats.