I studied graphic design for 4 years in Art University in Ukraine . Then I moved to Toronto , Canada and I started to study digital design and marketing at Seneca College . I worked part time as a graphic designer while I studied at the college . So I've received valuable work experience even when I still was a student .
After my program was done I came to my first full-time interview in the Canadian coffee company and they hired me because I already had a lot of experience working as a graphic designer and marketing strategist .
After I worked in this company more then a year as a graphic designer I got promoted to a marketing and design manager position. I love what I'm doing and I like to share it with my crew , friends and family .
I also work part-time as a model and I love participating in interesting photoshoots or commercial videos.
Thank you so much for taking time and reading my application .
Our readers would love to get to know you more Valerie. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I moved to Canada just 4 years ago . I almost didn't know english when I moved here. So ,I've learned 2 new languages - English and French and I speak 4 langueges now : English, French, Russian and Ukrainian . I've also completed my college diploma in Toronto and became a marketing manager here.
Valerie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director?
Travelling is my real passion. I've been more than at 9 countries already and I want to visit every country in this world.
Who is your inspiration in life Valerie? How do you keep inspired?
Traveling is for sure one of my favourite ways to inspire myself but also my parents who are always support me in my new projects and ideas
We all make mistakes Valerie, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Creative Director , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Sometimes I can be a little bit strict and that's where I would like to change . I also can be a little bit more emotional then needed at work .
Valerie ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Creative Director, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Well ,you have to always work together with a client . You need to explain them how to implement their ideas in the best way . I always try to make my clients happy and make sure they will be satisfied with our service
Please tell us Valerie, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Creative Director?
I always have to be very strategic to meet to priorities . We work with large amount of services and gave to be very focused on details .
Valerie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I think this time was when I started to show great performance at work as a designer and I got promoted to a manager after . It means people decided to follow my path and they realized that I can lead a whole team .
Valerie please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Creative Director. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
When me with my team signed more then 60 successful contracts with our clients in only 3 months
Valerie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I have to create different projects everyday . So sometimes it's very hard to create something new in days when your inspiration is low but you still have to do it because it's your job
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Creative Director?
Be creative , expand your imagination . Make sure you follow your goals and never give up
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I always looking for creative people to be a part of my team . Especially: Brand Ambassadors, videographers and graphic designers
Now for the best part Valerie! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer : Regina Kalynitska @kalinregina for cover 1 and 2 photos . For photo 1 ,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 photographer is Daryna Miroshnechenko