Valentine Makhouleen

Hi there!

I am Valentine Makhouleen, a Toronto-based design lead specializing in building engaging products and bold brands. My main areas of expertise are interaction design, and application of design to solving complex problems.

Having founded New Media Studio in 2006 and working as a design lead at Meta (acquired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative), I dedicate my time to projects and people that attempt to make the world a better place. Over the years I have had an opportunity to work with many individual clients, established brands, agencies and grassroots organizations in arts, culture and non-profit industries.

In addition, I am an armchair futurist, an avid traveller, PADI-certified diver, organic gardener and photographer.

Design Lead
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Feb 2017 – Present

Creative Director, Founder
New Media Studio
Jul 2013 – Present

Design Lead
Meta (Acquired by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)
Feb 2016 – Feb 2017

Subject Matter Expert
Brand Journalism & Storytelling, Course Design
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Jun 2015 – Oct 2015

Senior Interactive Art Director
Mirum Agency
Apr 2010 – Jun 2013

Senior Interactive Art Director
OgilvyOne
Feb 2008 – Mar 2010

Interactive Designer
Cossette Communications Group
Nov 2006 – Feb 2008

Interactive Art Director
ICM Consulting
Jun 2000 – Nov 2006

Interactive Designer
Ontario Public Service
May 2005 – Aug 2005

GUI Designer Internship
GSK
Jun 2003 – Aug 2003

Brands, Clients & Organizations
Air Canada
American Express
Bell Canada
Canadian Cancer Society
Canada Council for the Arts
Cisco
Coca-Cola
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dove
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
GlaxoSmithkKline
Harley-Davidson
Huffington Post
International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
Just for Laughs
Laura Canada
MasterCard
Medtronic
National Bank
Nike
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Health & Science University
Pfizer
Staub
TAB
TD Bank
Timex
Tweezerman
University of Toronto
Visa
Zwilling J.A. Henckels

+1 (416) 857-2834
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