About Me

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Hey there! I’m Valentina, a CG artist and interactive designer based in Philadelphia, PA. I’m an artistic gal who loves VR/AR development, film and animation, video games, and technology in general.

I received my BS and MS from Drexel University, where I studied Animation, Visual Effects, and Digital Media. My focus as a CG artist is in modeling, texturing, and physically-plausible shading and rendering for both realtime and pre-rendered engines. My research focuses on storytelling in VR and AR, using environment staging and scripted cues to direct a viewer’s attention towards ideal experience frames. My thesis, a VR dinosaur documentary called DreadnoughtusVR, is published and viewable on Jaunt VR.

I currently work at night kitchen interactive as an interactive designer, where I create mobile and AR / VR experiences for museums and cultural institutions. I also teach at Drexel University, where I teach CGI and Animation classes and co-created the Immersive Media minor program. For samples of my work, check out my blog!