Hi! I'm Valentina, a 26 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. Click either of the logos below to visit their dedicated websites. In addition to that, I'm teaching craft workshops for linocut printing around Helsinki.