Valentine Makhouleen

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Valentine Makhouleen

I am Valentine Makhouleen, a Toronto-based designer specializing in interaction design, and application of design to solving complex problems.

Having founded New Media Studio, Freija,Β and working as a designer at ImpactMapper, 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, beekeeper, naturalist, diver and photographer.

Product Designer
Apr 2017 – Present

October 2016 – Present

Designer, Founder
New Media Studio
Jul 2013 – Present

Design Lead, Product
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Feb 2017 – Apr 2018

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
Ogilvy & Mather
Feb 2008 – Mar 2010

Interactive Designer
Cossette Communications Group
Nov 2006 – Feb 2008

Ontario Public Service
May 2005 – Aug 2005

GUI Designer Internship
Jun 2003 – Aug 2003

Graduate Certificate, New Media Design
Sheridan College
2005 – 2006

BA Business and Society, Economics, Political Science
York University
2002 – 2005

+1 (416) 857-2834