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Valerie Haslam
The Story

Schema is all about building a framework and foundation for design and communications.

Best advice given

Invoicing is always a green light action!

Business day

Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling.

Mind yourself...

Make sure you are enjoying what you are doing and always finish work at a reasonable time of day.

If you have too much on your plate, make your plate bigger!

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Proudest moment

Occasionally I'll get an email or a call from a customer who wants to tell me about how my design products have helped him/her easily produce professional communications. That's the best moment in the world.

Funniest moment

Actually spending two long hours with a client discussing the size of bullet points in their publications!

Don't let your dreams pass you by.

A younger you?
Sheryl Sandberg and Samantha Kelly
anthem for business

Don't stop me now by Queen - I'm having such a good time... building my business!

"why" For business

I love peace and quiet to focus and to manage my own time.

other jobs

Graphic Designer


To be confident in front of a camera and develop my online training course/masterclass for anyone to purchase.

Simple to use templates customised and built for you to create your own professional presentations, documents and publications with training on how to manage them easily in Microsoft Office.

Unique selling point
causes or projects
passionate about

Creativeness and Arts in Education. Volunteering on school board of management.

get into your industry

Work hard, stay true to yourself and persist, just don't give up.

People can find you
Prefer Dogs but have a Cat
My Neighbor Totoro by Studio Ghibli
song to tell your story
Don’t stop me now by Queen
interesting facts

1. One of my favourite things to do is gardening.
2. I love to learn new skills and make practical use of them!
3. I am always up for a challenge and take on too much volunteer/charity work

1,000 euros!

Technology for my business

unaccompanied concert

Wet Wet Wet at the National Stadium in the 1980’s