Everyday Visionary :: Alex Curington – ZerModus

Everyday Visionary :: Alex Curington

The Collaborative No. 14

Today we are continuing the blog, The Collaborative, with a submission from our ZerModus team. 

We welcome our new Art Director, Alex Curington as she takes her turn at The Everyday Visionary Questionnaire. She makes us want to start an art gallery. OMG. Her work is so amazing.

Alex has a vulnerable refreshing perspective that needs to be seen. We are excited to share her talents with more Everyday Visionaries.

Our hope is that the responses that we gather to these 21 questions provoke unsuspecting collaborations and demonstrate how simple it can be to live as a visionary. 

Follow the link and fill out The Everyday Visionary Questionnaire for yourself. 

You can follow Alex Curington on social media by clicking these links:

 Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram :: YouTube

The Questionnaire

  1. Where do you currently work?

ZerModus

  1. What is your current role?

Art Director

  1. How would you describe to a child what you do for a living?

I make things pretty.

  1. What do you hope you have a reputation for as a professional?

feel like my reputation as a designer/professional is based on my distinct "edgy" or "raw" style, and my ability to elevate any brand presented to me. I hope to convey myself as not only a master of visual communication but also as an artist, who understands the significance of separating the two per situation/job.

  1. What is an accomplishment from your career that meant the world to you?

I believe such accomplishment has yet to come, because of my ambitious future goals and the standards I try to hold myself to. I will not be one to settle for mediocrity. However, thus far, I am proud of my overall ability to attract clients and friends with a style I have became known for by simply being myself.

  1. What is one of the biggest lessons you’ve had to learn the hard way in your career?

Don't be late.

  1. What are some of your go-to sources of inspiration and staying on top of emerging trends that impact your field or industry?

secret...

  1. What is something you need in your work environment in order to thrive in your role?

I need an inspiring work/team environment that promotes passion for my job at hand, which ZerModus has definitely provided so far.

  1. What you envision for your customers/clients/stakeholders/ patients/citizens/students, etc.?

I would like to penetrate their brains with my work and/or my iridescent aura in order to positively alter the way they think and function on a daily basis.

  1. What is one of the biggest challenges you are facing or trying to solve right now?

Just trying to find the balance.

  1. When and where do you tend to get your ideas?

Always / everywhere. Usually from art and placing myself in new and uncomfortable situations. Looking through some of my favorite publications, such as: Purple Magazine, AnOther, Dazed, Garage, TANK, Bullett, Self Service, etc.

  1. What are three of your favorite books?
  • Ones with pictures. My brain isn't working at the moment.
  1. What’s one of your favorite non-profits?

Two x Two

  1. If you could collaborate with any group or individual in the world, who would be your top three picks?
  • dream team: (people I already know / more than 3) Sonja Radovancevic, Peter Doroshenko, Hannah Weir, Dillon Camp, Kevin Davidson, Lauren Withrow, Kate Firth, Alex Revier and, of course, Greer McDonald.
  1. What would you want to collaborate on with the people/groups you just mentioned?

lifetime creative adventures/endeavors/projects/etc. because they are some of the most talented people I know. whatever this sounds cheesy as fuck.

  1. If you were invited to give a TED Talk (or have given one), what would you speak about?

addiction, mental health sigmas, overcoming childhood and/or brainwashed toxic relationships

  1. How do you unwind at the end of a stressful day?

Wine. Cats.

  1. What do you think your 80-year-old self would tell you right now?

It's all in your head. You are stronger than you could ever imagine.  Cuddle with your cats more. Sleep more. Eat healthier. Don't ever give up. AND fuck the bitches, because you are the baddest bitch of them all.

  1. What do you think your 10-year-old self would be most impressed with about your life right now?

That I made it out of fucking Farmersville, Texas sans a meth addiction and/or a herd of children.

  1. What does your creative process entail when you're doing what you do best?

It usually entails exactly the opposite of what I think I should be doing. My creative flow can never be rushed or forced. I am often inspired at random times by unrelated happenings. Once usable concepts start sparking in my brain, I proceed by mapping out my ideas and steps that are required to establish each concept in a presentable manner. It's all really a trial and error type of process. No matter how much I would love to pop out designs like little butterfly farts, no creative success is ever forced or easy.

  1. Is there anything particularly compelling that you want us to know that we didn't ask?

Yes, but I would need to write a book for all that.

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