MEET YOUR SHOPKEEPER
Valerie was an 80’s kid and a 90’s teenager in Austin. Being obsessed with music, she spent many nights wearing doc martens, and going to all-ages shows at Liberty Lunch and Emo’s. After high school, she decided to attend Texas State University at San Marcos, and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design.
With a degree in hand, she moved to LA to make her big city dreams a reality! She quickly landed a dream job at an indie record label in Silver Lake! While designing over 100 album covers and packages, and becoming Art Director managing a team of 4, Valerie also got the opportunity to produce over 25 albums at the record label. After a magical Los Angeles music career experience, she came back to Austin to work on new projects with friends, and eat tons of vegan tex-mex.
Today, you can find her doing many things. She is currently directing the G I F T B O X Idea Studio + Gift Shop, designing new products, painting with glitter and gold, going to happy hours with her high school girlfriends, playing records, directing indie film projects, playing guitar, providing artwork to indie video game projects, and watching her husband’s punk band play shows.
Come visit the G I F T B O X to see all the new products she has developed for the shop, and discover what new products she will be creating next.