NEW YORK, NY.- Paddle8
announces the hiring of Valentine Uhovski as the brands new Head of Partnerships, Marketing & Social Media. Previously Uhovski served as Head of Fashion, Culture and Events at Tumblr. Uhovski will lead the existing roster partnerships and expand a program of collaborations, extending to luxury brands and guest curators. He will oversee Paddle8s tentpole events as well as expand community outreach and collaboration from a global perspective.
We are thrilled for Valentine to join the Paddle8 team, states Paddle8 CEO Izabela Depczyk. Valentine brings to bear more than seven years at the helm of Tumblrs culture partnerships and events, at Paddle8 he will serve in a key strategic role to oversee the growth of our partnerships, oversee marketing as well as our social media channels.
I have long admired the Paddle8 brand and am eager to work on incredible opportunities and cultural moments for our partners and community, states Valentine Uhovski. Paddle8 is an amazing online platform that has permanently disrupted the art market, and I believe thats just the start. Im excited to be part of the companys next chapter.
As Tumblrs Head of Fashion, Culture, and Events, Uhovski served as a leader for growth of the platform's largest verticals. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Art & Style category for his work at Tumblr. During his tenure at Tumblr, Uhovski worked with brands including Calvin Klein, Dior, Tom Ford, Chanel, and Burberry and helped Carine Roitfeld launch her new digital magazine on Tumblr. He also worked with numerous artists and cultural institutions including Mickalene Thomas, Derrick Adams, Marina Abramović, Marilyn Minter, The Guggenheim, The Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art among many others. Previously, Uhovski was an editor at IMG's The Daily Front Row, Interview Russia and Germany and contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Russia, and W.