Valerie McCubbin is a designer
artist and educator
based in Bangkok.
Valerie's initial training is in Fine Arts and Digital Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. Upon completion of her studies
her career as a multimedia designer started in 1999 in London where she worked on many interactive works for clients including The BBC, Motorola, Pfizer and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
After her move to Thailand 12 years ago she has lectured in prestigious intuitions Silpakorn University in Multimedia Design and Chulalongkorn University. In 2009 she met Insuk Ko, a lecturer at Bangkok University. A design partnership was formed as Insuk and Valerie’s skills complimented each other and they could efficiently deliver content rich products. Their growing portfolio of client work ranges from e-learning
systems to UX and UI design. The portfolio can be viewed on Behance under the name MCCUBBIN & KO.
Valerie now teaches Visual Arts at the International School Bangkok (ISB). Valerie has a passion for cultivating connections with curators and artists on a local and international level as a consultant managing PR, gallery installations, exhibition design
and creating innovative learning environments. She creates comprehensive education programs forging cross-curricular links between schools and the creative industries. Students are captivated and respond by creating collaborative interdisciplinary
site-specific works. Valerie's educational portfolio can be viewed on Facebook under the name THINKERS & MAKERS
Valerie enjoys exhibiting her own multi disciplinary work internationally and she has recently completed an Artist residency program in 'Reconfiguring Sites' at
the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Her philosophy with regards to Art and Design is focused on the Greek word, 'meraki'. It's a verb that simply means to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself into your work. It is with this meaning that Valerie immerses herself in projects in order to fully understand her clients enabling her
to help visually communicate their story.
During the summer of 2017 Valerie has returned back to her Fine Arts roots and immersered herself in drawing and painting and now boosts an impressive new collection of abstract painting that combine all the traditional principles of art and design. The whole collection can also be accessed on Instagram under the name ARTSY_INTERIORS
Summer 17 Gallery