Stephanie "Yayá" Valentin is a brazilian-american filmmaker currently focusing her master studies as Production Designer at the University of Southern California. Her as a director explores magical realism, sci-fi and anthropomorphism. As production designer she has developed visual identity for a variety of genres, from thrillers to drama, focusing on the possibility of telling the story visually and subliminally.
In her early career in Brazil she expanded her skills as intern coordinator, editor and art director at a local TV station working on a variety of shows, documentaries and news. Since then her know-how in film, advertising, music and customer service acquired from past employments has led her to the number one cinema school where she pursues her masters degree and is the first student to be hired as assistant to the school of cinematic arts colorists.