Marleigh Culver
Designer

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MARLEIGH CULVER 

DESIGNER

Richmond, VA

marleighculver.com
Instagram @marleigh.alexandra
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WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a graphic designer and artist. I paint, study art, and just love being surrounded by beautifully made things.

 

WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

Lots and lots of work. Work outside of work and saying 'yes' a lot.

 

FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?

People need to pay more attention to detail. To spacing, to the relation of one thing to another. Get rid of the ego and be about the work.

 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

Paintings, websites, logos, t-shirts, prints.

 

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS? 

I have a lot of color and big organic shapes and beautiful feeling things in my work. I like things that are a little crazy and unfinished. Bright and communicative.

 

WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?

I would love to get more intimate with branding things, places, and people. There is so much to get to in that.

 

WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?

Trying to stay on top of all of my jobs!

 

IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?

Finances

 

LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?

Don't care about people who are negative to you. Don't let others who aren't kind and hard-working hold you back.

 

IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

How to be stronger and more organized. How to keep getting work that I want and get paid properly.

 

WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

I'm down for anything. From little stickers to giant murals or storefront designs. Anything!

 

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.

My ideal collaboration is someone who loves art, too. And we work together on making things for their business or restaurant, to keep it interesting and fresh. I love when my clients let me be me.

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE? 

My hourly rate is $60, or I will group project needs from $250 to over $1000. Depends on the project.

 

HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?

Budget is always good to know. I am always interested in what the client's influences are and what they like and don't like and what they hope to be.

 

HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?

Take care of your mental health.

 


This member profile was originally published in October 2016.