Hi, I’m Valerie. I’m an illustrator and former graphic designer with a passion for humorous, weird, and quirky illustration, especially for children’s publishing.

I love working with colored pencils, water-soluble crayons, Procreate and Photoshop, and telling silly stories.

I’ve taken some amazing illustration and storytelling classes with Lilla Rogers at Make Art That Sells; the Society of Visual Storytelling, run by Will Terry, Jake Parker, and Lee White; and Arree Chung’s Storyteller Academy.

For children’s publishing inquiries, please contact my agent, James McGowan at BookEnds Literary at jmcgowan@bookendsliterary.com. For other inquiries, please contact me directly at val@valdraws.com (or valdrawsart@gmail.com if my overzealous spam filters get in the way), use the form below, or connect with me on Instagram (@valdraws) or LinkedIn (@valeriebean).