Recent Illustrations


Tentacle Reader
Astronomer Short Story
Friendship Valentines
Lil Seat and Lil Treat
Grandma Pup Knitting
Barking Pink Pup
Character Sketches
Keep Your Head Up
Working Out with Buff Dog
Everything Short Story
Garden Fox Greeting Card
Dreaming Capybara Interactive Postcard
Tiny Lagoon Character Concepts
Syvlie the Circus Poodle
Wild Animal Character Concepts
Silver Pup Birthday Card 
Clothesline Display Animation
Die-cut Dog & Cat Cards
Repeating Dog Heart Animation
NYE Dog Party Postcard
Congrats Greeting Card
Mourning Dove Greeting Card
Cookie the Witch Cat
Die-cut Summer Character Cards
Food Dye Animation
“K” is For Koala Poster

About Valerie


Hi there! I’m Valerie Nelson, and I often go by “Snailerie” on the internet. I’m an Illustrator, Visual Artist, and Graphic Designer based in Rhode Island. I studied Graphic Design at RISD, worked as a Graphic Designer for a few places—most notably Todd Oldham Studio, and am now currently a freelance illustrator and designer.

In 2022, I began making stationery, greeting cards, and stickers, and sell those through

I’m open to collaborations, commissions, and just exchanging funny videos through the internet. 

You can contact me at:

Socials: Instagram, Twitter, Ko-fi, Tiktok

If you’d like to view my design portfolio, you can visit that here.

© Valerie Nelson 2024


 Thanks for visiting Valerie is currently open to and available for collaborations and client work! Feel free to reach out via email if you are interested!  The Snailerie Shop is currently on pause for the winter season but will hopefully reopen in the spring!