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Valerie

Schwarz

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

I like to think of my work like a pigeon: soft, round, cute, kinda awkward, but full of character. My favorite worlds to design are whimsical & colorful ones inspired by the ups and downs of everyday life.

I’ve designed & painted backgrounds and helped craft looks for shows at Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Shadow Machine. I’m currently an Assistant Art Director on the DuckTales series and looking forward to what the future holds!