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create a dynamic online presence

that won't get lost in the internet forest

Don't wait to polish up your professional image!

Elevate yourself above the BLAH!

Investing in your personal brand goes beyond new shoes and updated wardrobe. Everyone is becoming their own paparazzi and brand ambassadors in today's world.

A PORTFOLIO of your work is more than just assembling geometric shapes into a pattern or grid. Organizing your material, legibility, and even how you write about your work well help the readers make fast decisions.

Are you...
> emerging from a degree or training program of any kind an ready to prepare this material?

> a creative in any field from Art, to Design, to Interior Design or Arch, or Music, Writing, Theater, Marketing, P.R. (and others) and ready to have your work presented in a professional way?

> ready to start or polish your online presence?

> applying to colleges or galleries or other programs that require a visual portfolio and either lack tim, focus, energy or skill to create it?
> or maybe you just have no time to freshen up your online presence on your own and would love some assistance.
The time is NOW! Let's work together.

WHY VAL? I'm a designer at my core essence and an educator turned coach with more than 20 years experience working with people like you in developing a solid quality representation of their work in a visual way. It's almost mandatory in today's society that you have a digital presence with a portfolio no matter what your discipline.

At the heart of what I can do for you is a combination of mentorship along with my expertise in conveying your best self in a portfolio. I'm keen on legibility, visual hierarchy, color and typography relationships. I enjoy organizing and helping you evaluate your best work to showcase in the best way.

Whether you are a designer, a writer, a creative assistant or other creative that is challenging to convey in a one-page document a digital portfolio can highlight your strengths and successes in an engaging way for the viewer.

Working with me, you will go through a brief evaluation and consultation to determine the scope of this project. If you choose to work on it yourself, with me as your coach that is an option too.

Or you can take my online course.



get started

Working with me as your coach, you will go through a brief evaluation and interview process to assess your personality and 3 top skills that set you apart from the pack. Remember that people are hiring whom they want to work with if in fact all the prospects are of relatively equal qualifications. The network you build and your digital representation of your skills combined can make you a vital asset for anyone's team. This will be the framework and foundation to approach your portfolio. If you want the entire brand package, please visit that page.

No obligation to start the process with registration information for scheduling a free consultation below.


Working with Coach Val to organize and design your online presence includes:

- initial consultation (approximately 30 minutes)

- an assignment of self-evaluation that you complete
and submit for the conceptualization phase

- a recommendation on format/composition, type and color scheme

- with approval will implement design and you will supply the imagery

preferred platform for the most comprehensive system is the wix system that you will be able to access and update your own work in the future. additional charges may apply for squarespace, wordpress or other services.


- you should submit all of your material to be uploaded via a google drive link, or have an existing account with imagery.


please note that any images that need to be edited will incur an additional charge and any writing or editing may be additional.

This process could take on average 1-2 months,
but as long as 4-6 months based on receiving information and correspondence in a timely basis.
If you prefer the work sooner, there may be a rush charge.

We can continue to work together for a modest
hourly rate if you want me to assist you in the future.


Feeling like you want to learn branding while you create your own?

Then opt for my comprehensive course BRAND:ME
which will take you through the similar process, but you will do all the designing yourself receiving feedback from me on the work as you go.

May add additional time for consultation in blocks of 2 hrs video conference and email support for $75 as an add-on.


Get started here...

To begin the process with a free consultation, please submit: