Spatial [adj.]

relating to a space (physical or virtual) where experiences are created by the diverse values and needs of the people who interact with it.

Medium [n.]

a means by which something is communicated; the intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses.

 
 

You are a pioneer. An innovator. A solution seeker. 

While you successfully manage the details of day-to-day goals, long-term vision and sustainability of your business or organization keeps you up at night. 

You have a deep desire to make lasting change, transform the status-quo, and inspire new realities.  And you want to lead by example.

That item on your bucket list, to make the world a better place?

We can help with that.

 
 

Spatial Medium is a multidisciplinary design studio that helps social enterprises, entrepreneurs, and leaders tell stories that shift perspectives and transform public spaces.

We create experiences at the intersection of design, business, and social change to create a resilient and profitable future for our clients, collaborators, and communities. 

Our mission is to co-innovate solutions to the world's most pervasive issues, support activist efforts across industries, make space for marginalized communities, and amplify voices struggling to be heard.  


 

EXPERIENCE DESIGN

We produce spaces and experiences that spark inspiration, educate, and delight.

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CREATIVE STRATEGY

We make visible patterns, strengths, and potential opportunities to get you unstuck.

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SUSTAINABLE ACTIVISM

We develop efforts that prioritize human equity and sustainability across the globe. 

 

Our clients

Our clients are those interested in sparking and creating sustainable culture.  Unafraid of informed risk-taking, they know that sometimes adapting along the path is needed to continue the longer journey.

We have created experiences for:

corporate offices | co-working spaces | Educational institutions

Health + Wellness practitioners | public libraries | Performance artists + theaters

Retail brands | Science + Tech companies | small business owners


Project types

With a background in architecture and design, a passion for studying cultural systems and human psychology, and a desire to tell great stories, our projects range in scope, size, and type.  Whether your space is a 10,000ft warehouse or a 6-week digital course, we've got you covered.

We work in the following spaces:

Brick + mortar

Physical spaces and experiences that inspire, educate, and support your end users.

digital/virtual

Workbooks, manuals, pitches, and presentation slide decks that communicate your service offerings.

pop-up

Temporary environments for conferences, workshops, mobile services, etc, that connect on multiple levels.

physical product

Prototyping workshops, user testing strategy, and customer journey maps to understand product impact.


 

Praise for our work

Architects are trained to see things not yet visible - whether that involves transforming an empty space into something you can see, touch and experience, or repurposing what already exists. What Valerie was trained to do when it comes to physical spaces, she does, with ease, for entrepreneurs. In my case, she helped me connect the dots so that I could more clearly identify the prospects and clients who are truly ready for my behavioral-based financial coaching process. Game-changer!
— Jacquette M. Timmons, financial behaviorist & author of "Financial Intimacy"
Understanding specific challenges with limited context, strategic direction, and how to design a tool that improves the whole community - these are rare skills, and ones that Valerie displayed throughout our work together.
— JD Godchaux, Executive Director, NiJeL.org
Valerie is a multi-talented creative, who not only finds solutions to design problems that arise during a project but also has the foresight to predict and avoid situations before they become issues.
— Julia Weems, Director Escuela Moda en IED Barcelona, juliaweems.com
Valerie is an enthusiastic partner who is eager to provide out-of-the-box solutions and creative problem solving that focuses on profitability. She is quick and passionate in the development of entrepreneurial ideas and marketing tactics. It was a pleasure to work with such a bright and supportive team member!
— Lisa Flannery, Founder, PHYN Surfwear
I met Valerie during a breakout session at a recent networking event. While there, we each had to present a business issue or problem and then the rest of the group would come up with ideas on how to solve this issue. Within just a few minutes time of me presenting my issue, Valerie deftly and intelligently assessed the basis of the problem and began to present multiple solutions and strategies to not only fix it, but the consequent effects that would possibly arise. I did not know until afterwards that Valerie was working as a strategist, but upon this discovery, I realized that it is an absolute perfect fit. Valerie is not only a knowledgeable strategist, she is adept at establishing trust, has a gift for sussing out the intricacies of an obstacle, translating those into clear points that can then be addressed with any of her inventive and solid solutions that then lead to great progress. I highly recommend Valerie Farber.
— Sharon Epperson, Simply Natural Clothing
Having worked with Valerie on the Clinic Relocation project my experience has left me with nothing but appraisal for her work and managerial capabilities. She managed a diverse design team through tight deadlines and successfully delivered on all sectors of her responsibilities. Her down to earth character in combination with her passionate personal engagement with the project, influenced and inspired us to push through.
— Nikolaos Patsopoulos, INTRAKAT Constructions, S.A.
Working with Valerie changed the way I work for the better! Valerie helped with strategic visioning and message management about major deliverables on a project. She helped me craft the “story” and the “pitch” and worked with me to think about how to connect it with audiences both visually and orally. Her work helped me craft new processes for my own storytelling and leverage the strengths that I have to better communicate in the future. She is a truly gifted coach, consultant, and communicator!
— Gina Neff, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute