Valerie has worked for many publishers including:
- Compass Media
- Carus Publishing
- Sterling Publishers
- Oxford University Press
- Focus on the Family
- Highlights Magazine
- Abaabgalymaga (Ukraine)
- Golden Books
- McGraw Hill
- Simon & Schuster
- Random House
- Standard Publishing
- Time Magazine for Kids
Valerie works in two major media that produce very different looks. Her price structure is based on which medium you want for her artwork.
- Her very complex artwork produces transparency, soft gradients, and overall luminescence with an airbrush.
- Her complex artwork contains detailed backgrounds and bright colors using crosshatch with watercolor.
Valerie was awarded "Golden Feather" Best Children's Illustrator of the Year 2013.
"Bella Basset Ballerina," illustrated by Valerie, received an Honorable Mention for the Children's Books category at the London Book Festival 2010!
"Bella Basset Ballerina" also won Runner-up in the Children's Book category at the Hollywood Book Festival 2010.
"My Royal Birthday Adventure" published by I See Me!, Inc. illustrated by Valerie Sokolova won the following awards: