For the past 15 years, Valorie Born has led business development and communication endeavors for esteemed design and engineering firms worldwide. Her efforts have yielded commissions with distinguished collaborators including Studio Gang, SOM, Foster + Partners, Field Operations, and SWA among others while advancing the brands of Fluidity Design Consultants, Urban Art Projects, OLIN, and Sherwood Design Engineers, all former employers.
Valorie is now a consultant advising firms on brand strategy, client relations, operations, and business development. She works intimately with studio leadership in clarifying voice and authoring compelling narratives. She was instrumental in conceiving RELM’s brand identity and collateral and is now working to build RELM into a bespoke, national practice. Her ongoing efforts include strategy, marketing, leadership training, and writing.
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
‘Even timeless designs have a point of view. Brands—and their leaders—need to give voice to their point of view to succeed.’