Beaver Pond Graphic
"Val's attention to detail is invaluable for providing accuracy in identification. Her technique is equally as beautiful, for a finished product that pleases both the scientist and the casual observer. Overall, I would say Val has been the most professional of illustrators and it has been a great pleasure to do business with her."
— Julie Galbraith,
Specialist, The Texas
State Aquarium

A Freelance Position allows my clients the flexibility to contract my services on an on-demand basis. I’ve enjoyed working with many different organizations to complete a variety of large and small projects. Below is a partial list of institutions and corporations with whom I’ve collaborated to fulfill their illustrative needs.

Partial Client List
• Al Brothers, Associates
• The American National Fish and Wildlife Museum
• Aquarium of the Pacific
• Blowing Rocks Preserve Educational Center
• Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
• Design & Production Incorporated
• Design Craftsmen, Inc.
• Earth+Sky+Water
• Hatteras Island Ocean Center
• Holbek Group, Inc.
• The Flint River Center
• The Florida Aquarium
• Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
• Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head
• Johns Hopkins University Press
• Joseph A. Wetzel Associates, Inc.
• Karen Lewis Design
• Lehrman Cameron Studio
• Lyons / Zaremba, Inc.
• Main Street Design
• The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
• Maymont Nature Center
• Monterey Bay Aquarium
• National Aviary
• The Nature Conservancy
• New Jersey State Aquarium
• North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
• North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
• North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island
• North Carolina Aquarium Society
• Oceanario Lisboa, World Expo ’98
• Oceanopolis, Brest, France
• Quick Reference Publishing
• Saltwater Fish ID Inc.
• South Carolina Aquarium
• Tamustalik Indian Cultural Institute
• Texas State Aquarium
• Truelove Fabrications
• Turtle Bay Museum and Arboretum Center
• University of California Press
• The Virginia Marine Science Museum
• Walnut Creek National Wildlife Refuge & Learning Center
• Walterboro Great Swamp Sanctuary
• Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
• The West Lake Park Nature Center