Designer - Debra Valencia
Debra Valencia, a visionary artist, designer and entrepreneur with a passion for world travel, artisan traditions and popular genres, has branded a modern style uniquely her own. The Debra Valencia™ brand surface designs take a fresh approach to creatively blending florals, paisleys, geometric and decorative motifs in a distinctive sense of style. Her signature look is artistic, lively, vibrant, colorful, vivid and imaginative. She is inspired by craftsman of cultures from all over the world, including textile arts and architectural ornamentation, as well as pop art, fashion and everything vintage. Like a talented chef whose fusion of unexpected ingredients turns an ordinary dish into an extravaganza, Debra mixes and matches elements to create rich designs spiced with style and color.
Like her artful creations, Debra Valencia, the artist, has timeless style. Born in Washington, D.C. of Euro-Asian ancestry including Filipino, Spanish, Irish and German heritages, Debra’s artistic talent has been passed down from generations. An artist with a keen sense of business, she has used her design expertise to create distinctive branding, packaging and product design for globally recognized companies including Esprit Bed & Bath, Hasbro, Playskool, Milton Bradley, Disney, Hard Rock Cafés & Hotels International, The Cheesecake Factory, MGM Grand Hotels and Leonardo DiCaprio.
She understands consumer trends which makes her a key resource in providing strategic direction for product line development to manufacturers. Her contemporary but classic designs have timeless style and universal appeal, opening up new markets and the ability to launch innovative new products for licensees. Debra Valencia™ brand fashion-forward patterns have endless applications in stationery, gift, craft and home décor. The artist is working with 25 manufacturers in paper products, social expression, textiles, home fashions, tabletop, gift, craft and hobby, accessories and jewelry. Her artwork is currently licensed with for over 1,200 products in stationery, home office, gift and textiles.