Maria Valentin

Maria Valentin

Founder / Creative Director

Born and raised in West Hollywood, California, I was influenced by the vibrant creative energy and diverse culture that surrounded me. From an early age, my parents showed me how important it was to be passionate and put your heart into what you do. My mother took time to make every detail beautiful, with gift wrapping so personal and lovely that it was a gift in itself. My father nurtured our garden and grew his own herbs, fruits and vegetables long before it was popular. The love and thought that went into everything made it that much more beautiful and delicious, and that is how I approach design. With a lifelong passion for the arts, I believe design is an expression that is personal, thoughtful and brings joy to the soul. I am always eager to explore and get involved in anything creative. Whether it is obsessing over colors & graphics, fashion & textiles, handmade papers & printing, or interiors & flowers. I am mesmerized by it all. I spent ten years as a Creative Director in the fashion industry where I was fortunate enough to work with a talented team of professionals as an integral part of the creative process from beginning to end. My background in visual merchandising, graphic design, product development, and marketing, has brought me here. Passion and experience paired with a longing to provide personal attention to detail inspired me to create Figmint Design. My love affair with the creative process from concept inception and material selection, to project execution and presentation, has enabled me to capture the individual spirit of each client.