Originally from the midwest, Scott Valins threw himself headfirst into a design career as an architect at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. His studio time there led to an erratic multidisciplinary design career. It began with large scale architecture projects at the New York and London offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Tiring of the limitations of AutoCad, Valins found himself designing theme park rides full of Heffalumps and Woozles with Walt Disney Imagineering in Los Angeles. Then, transitioning away from the restrictions of the built world, Valins decided to plant roots in New York and embarked on a career (finally) as a graphic designer. Seduced by the persuasive strength and visual immediacy of design, and intrigued by the choreography of a timeline, Valins serendipitously discovered the field of motion graphic design.
He now spends his days with the wonderful staff at Valins&Co., helping a wide variety of clients with their design dilemmas and brand strategies. V&Co has tackled projects as large as designing Walmart’s national in-store network of 27,000 screens; as small as advising interns on pronunciation of ‘Houston’; and as comical as branding a fake show, ‘TGS with Tracy Jordan’ on 30 Rock. Since opening the studio in early 2007, Valins has been fortunate to work alongside fantastic clients with brands such as Walmart, Comedy Central, Tiffany&Co, CBS News, Unicef, HBO, BBC America, Best Buy, Food Network, VH1, Sundance, G4, Versus and many more.
Valins&Co. is honored to have been recognized by the TDC, AIGA, promaxBDA, CINE, New York Festivals, Stash and How Magazine.
When not working, he’s working on not working.