Hello! I'm Val! I'm a Designer, Art Director, and Illustrator working in Animation. Originally from Chicago, I’m now based in Los Angeles with my very chatty cat, Murray.

I’ve designed backgrounds for Disney & Nickelodeon shows and illustrated small projects for individual clients. If you have a story that needs to be told, I love the challenge of creating a unique and specific style that brings your narrative to life.

When I’m not making art for TV, I make hand-painted wooden earrings under my line Painted Fellow. I also run the YouTube channel Background Noise where I talk & teach design.

If you’re looking for an Art Director, Illustrator, or Background Designer for your project, feel free to get in touch by sending a message on over to valerieschwarzdraws@gmail.com, or use the form above in the “contact” tab.

Thanks for taking a look! <3