Valerie Damen CGD

Valerie Damen CGD


Hello there. I'm Val — a CGD™ certified graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in visual communication, brand development, and environment design. From men's chapstick labels, to art directing corporate spaces, I'm experienced in handling all levels of process for all sorts of projects. I work with a wide range of recognized clients such as the Edmonton International Airport, FriesenPress Publishing, University of Alberta, Doughnut Party, and Ninja Plans.

Design is not just my job — it's my passion. I've carried a strong interest in creating printed media since childhood. After school I was often found buried within mounds of hand-crafted bookmarks, title pages, and greeting cards — today my office is filled with empty coffee cups, layers of sketches, and books galore. My creativity continued to follow me all throughout high school, where thereafter I polished and refined those talents during Grant MacEwan University's Graphic Design and Illustration program. Currently I run Pixels and Relish — a design agency specializing in branding.

I am constantly experimenting with stylistic techniques and keep on trend by challenging myself with unique approaches to visual communication. I keep inspired through learning and experimentation. Whether I'm crafting a new font out of electronic parts, diving into the world of making perogies, or researching fashion, I'm always expanding my creative horizons. On Sundays you can often find me building patterns for textiles or tagging along on creative adventures with friends.

I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities and love meeting new faces, so don't hesitate to drop me a line: