Valarie Jones

Graphic Design, Writing/Editing/Proofreading, Print and Digital Production (I make stuff)
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project manager for contract design and sculpting

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Print Production

  • Ideation to finished product
  • Editing and/or writing
  • Prepress and production
  • Packaging and paper engineering
  • Books, cards, comics, textbooks, and prints
  • Marketing, political materials and catalogs

Digital

  • Email creation and email automation
  • eBooks and learning management system design
  • Social media
  • Digital painting and sculpture

Artwork

  • Illustration and painting
  • Digital artwork
  • Sculpture
  • Character design
  • Cosplay costuming
  • Cosplay prop fabrication
  • Tattoo design

"Val has the ability to make everything beautiful! Whether it's the written word, illustrations, or graphic design, she has the magic touch. She's a powerhouse designer and a true professional."

Alex Lachapelle, Gander Publishing

"Miracleman was a comic book that everyone spoke of with the utmost reverence—it set the tone for everything that we read today and changed the superhero genre."

Benjamin Baily, Nerdist

"Those True Crime Cards...(creators) Jones and Collier were bad-ass women...they took heat for it!...a bunch of interesting information..."

Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, My Favorite Murder Podcast

"Val's eye for mechanics and ear for rhythm can insure that any media content she proofs is clear, precise, beautiful, and most of all, memorable."

Erin Martin-Elston Professor of English, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


I started out in comics, creating a successful small-press imprint and moving on to publishers where titles I edited included Miracleman, True Crime Trading Cards (creator/writer), Classics Illustrated, Clive Barker adaptations, Dragonriders of Pern, Deathdealer, and more. I have worked in comics as an editor, writer, artist, and publisher. I also worked on several projects to raise awareness and/or funds such as Born to Be Wild (PETA), Negro LeaguesTrading Cards, and AIDS Awareness Trading Cards. Then I branched into graphic design and project management for toys, animation, product packaging, marketing, political collateral, and more. I expanded into designing websites, emails, learning management systems, and apps. I've worked since 2001 in education, developing and creating print and digital materials for learning disabled adults and children, including textbooks, tests, and innovative teaching tools, and designing marketing materials.

My focus now is to use my skills and talents to teach others and try to leave the world a little better than when I arrived.

If you'd like to know more, please email valariej99@gmail.com.

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Clients

Abrams-Gentile
Activision
American Greetings
Avalon Hill
Ballantine Books
Bandai
Byron Preiss
California Democratic Party
California Dental Association
California Teachers Association
Cartoon Network
Colossal Pictures
Dark Horse
DC Entertainment
Del Rey
Disney
DreamWorks
Eclipse Comics
Electronic Arts
First Publishing
Fleer
Fox Kids
Gander Publishing
Gibson Greetings
Golden Films
Hallmark
Hanna-Barbera
HarperCollins
Harris
Hasbro
Ice-T
Image Comics
Konami
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
LucasArts
Majestic
Marvel
Mattel
McFarlane Productions
Moonstone Publishing
MTV
New Comics Group
Nickelodeon Animation
Nintendo
OddzOn
Orbit
Pixar
Playstation
Saban
Scholastic
Sony
Top Deck
Topps
Tor
Toy Biz
Trendmasters
Tundra
Tyco
Universal
Verotik
Warner Bros
White Wolf Studios
Wizards of the Coast