I am Valerie Tibbs, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology at a local bank by day, graphic designer by night or vocation… Well, the day job pays the bills. But graphic design is my calling.
I began my career in graphic design in 1993 working in desktop publishing for the Illinois AFL-CIO. Creating newsletters, brochures, announcements, and various other types of projects gave me a chance to hone my skills. Several jobs later, several software programs later, and a lot of training, shaped my style.
In 2008 I took the leap and submitted sample covers to several e-publishering houses. After many rejections, a small epublishing company gave me a shot. I’ve been full steam ahead in the cover art world ever since. With over 300 covers to my name, I’m grateful for that one chance that opened the doors.
I’m currently working as a Freelance cover artist for Samhain Publishing, Loose-ID, Lyrical Press, Liquid Silver Books, Musa Publishing, Pink Petal, Etopia Press, Decadent Publishing as well as consignment jobs.
Thank you for stopping by and feel free to browse the Portfolio section – that has the most current slideshow of my covers. For additional graphic samples, click on the Other Design Projects sub menu.