US Technical Education Director

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Renee Valerie grew up in Sydney, Australia where she started her career with TIGI. Since taking up the position of Technical Education Director at the TIGI Academy New York, the US has firmly become Renee’s home. Renee started in the industry in 2001 and is inspired by fashion, art, her home, and youth culture. When asked what drew her to TIGI in the first place, Renee said: “Their dedication to education and ability to always keep me inspired’’. Renee works on TIGI technical education throughout the Americas as well as global shows and collections.


Where do you find inspiration for your colour work?

My go-to place for inspiration is the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) here in New York. No matter how often I go, I see something new. It’s a great way to be exposed to art that I wouldn’t otherwise see.

When you’re not flying across the world with work, what would be your perfect weekend off?

My dream weekend is a combination of beach, brunch and cocktails!

What song would you request for your funeral?

‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley. Beautiful.