Hi! I'm Valentina, a 27 year old sustainable designer, craftswoman and illustrator, originally from Germany. At the moment I live and work in Helsinki, Finland.
DIY, drawing and creativity has always been an important part of my life, which is why I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich for a BA in Interior Architecture. Following my dream to live abroad, I moved to Finland to study at Aalto University Helsinki for a MA in Product and Spatial Design and even further abroad for an exchange semester at the Iceland Academy of Arts in Reykjavik.
I work as a freelance designer and at the same time I run my own creative businesses: Studio Slushybrain - where I focus on illustration and handmade prints, and Wasteless Wonders - where I focus on handmade zero waste home textiles. In addition to that, I'm teaching craft workshops for linocut printing around Helsinki.