About me

My name is Valentine, I'm an interaction designer currently based in Oslo.

15 years ago I began my design journey by crafting labyrinth puzzles (the ones with the metal ball) out of empty packagings and other waste materials. I remember improving them overtime by adding new levels and obstacles, and ending up with a Frankenstein-looking toy.
Fortunately, I've since acquired many new skills, and I've learned to channel my creativity to develop meaningful projects. I grew up with a passion for finding solutions to real-life problems, and interaction design allows me to put this passion to good use.

I like dissecting complex situations and users. I'm trained at designing UI, UX, services, product, motion design, and coding (and I have recently started learning woodworking!). My passion for political theory has encouraged me to always look for the bigger picture in every project. I do not define my work as the result of my design skills, but rather an outcome driven by how I stand as a person in a bigger ecosystem. I like observing the people around me and developing things anchored in reality. Since I've graduated with a Master's degree in transcultural design in Shanghai, China, I'm used to carry contextual research in order to bridge cultural differences.

In my spare time, you can find me hiking, cooking, reading in the sun, or writing movie reviews. I've also been involved in the Collectif 404, a student association organizing design-themed events, where I was in charge of the communication and social media.