Hi, I’m Valerie Nelson. I work as a Graphic Designer and Artist based in Rhode Island, with projects spanning throughout North America.

In the recent past, I worked as a Graphic Designer at Todd Oldham Studio, helping create sustainable kids’ craft brands like Kid Made Modern, Smarts & Crafts, and Making with MoMA, as well as making books, animations, and textiles. While at the studio, we’ve collaborated with clients like Phaidon, the MoMA, and Target.

I’ve worked in the realms of kid’s toys and craft kits, book publishing, web based animations, household goods, and a few other design disciplines for about 8 years.

No matter what project I’m working on, I always aim to make sure there’s an element of childlike expression and joy within it.
In 2023, I opened up Snailerie.co, a slow-and-steady paper goods studio & stationery shop. I release collections every season or so, and share that progress on instagram

I currently work as an independent designer, visual artist, and stationery maker, and I’m open to collaborations! If you’d like to get in touch, or tell me a silly joke, you can send a digital letter to either email below:

valerie.nelson.a (at) gmail (dot) com
snailerie (at) gmail (dot) com