"A Pinch of Salt on a Sea Breeze" Nancy Vala. Woof! Dog Font Nancy Vala

Kicking up Sparks that Turn Into Art. 



Nancy Vala sees movies in her head and writes them down in short stories, a mystery novel in draft form, ‘Get Lost’, poems and songs.

She is a singer/songwriter in an all-woman rock band, a painter, a yoga instructor and a solitary dancer. She has lived and wandered across the United States and Europe.

Her travel memoir, “On Down the Road” was included in Best Womens Travel Writing, 2009 (Travelers Tales)

She has worked at numerous newspapers as an artist while absorbing the ideas of writing clean copy, factual research and the powers of observation. She cofounded “The Budapest Sun” in Hungary. Nancy has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for the last 30 years.

Nancy’s creative mind pulls together whatever random ideas fall from my mouth into beautiful graphic representations. Love her work - she is my go-to! Timely, responsive, creative, efficient, brilliant at what she does.
— Samantha Moe, Certified Parent Coach


• Font Design: Woof! Dog Font, Yoga Studio, Vibrant Women with Outside the Line Type Foundry

• "On Down the Road" 2009 Best Women's Travel Writing, Travelers Tales

• Independent Publishers recognition for Book Design "Once They Hear My Name" 

• Etsy Best Seller "Sun Salutation" poster and book "Yoga for Beginners" 

• Singer/songwriter, Lead Vocalist for "Astarte" an all-women rock band in Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Branding, illustration, logo design, labels for organic winery and vineyard in Illinois "Famous Fossil"