Culver Productions | Our Team
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There are a lot of talented people in the world. We surround ourselves with the ones that bring their vision,creativity and humanity with them. The end product is just part of our measurement of success. We’ve assembled a team of people who cares about leaving the people and places we serve better than when we came. The journey is important. We don’t care what your status or role is, we believe everyone matters. Everyone’s contribution is valued. Everyone deserves love and respect.

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Each story touches a part of the human spirit — our desire to be loved, to belong and to connect in meaningful ways.

Donna Culver + Partner + Media Storyteller + Chief Inspirational Officer

 

I never in my wildest imagination thought that I would get to have the job that I have. In fact, I enjoy it so much that I don’t consider it a “job,” I consider it my life’s work. I’m a producer/director, storyteller. Over the years, I’ve worked with corporate clients like Ingram, DuPont and Nortel, been a principal investigator with the National Science Foundation, traveled the state producing videos for the Governor’s office, and most recently dedicated my talents and passion to improving healthcare. I love problem solving and finding ways to inspire people to share values, to work toward a common goal, to give to a cause.

 

One of the strengths of the work that we do is showing vulnerability – often it’s raw vulnerability. Listening to a mother talk about her child with cancer, a doctor who is trusted with someone’s life, a prostitute who has found her way. Each story touches a part of the human spirit — love and fear of loss, responsibility, hardship and mistakes. And each in its own way shows tragedy to triumph. These stories connect us to others but maybe more importantly, they connect us to ourselves. And isn’t life better when we’re connected.

 

I learned the hard way that I didn’t want to grow a large company.  Running a company shifted my focus from meeting fascinating people and helping them tell their story to managing people and payroll and all of those things that kept me from real storytelling. Instead I’ve assembled a voluntary team of like-minded, creative, professionals who are committed to our purpose … to produce successful and powerful communications tools and make the production process an enjoyable and meaningful experience.  We support each other mentally, physically and emotionally.  I’m proud to introduce them to you:

TJ Zark + Partner + Brand Guru + Design Fanatic

 

I am fascinated by the notion that everything single thing on the planet offers us an example of good or bad design. Nature shows us the most pure and dramatic design examples, but I even find myself lost in my local market studying packaging. Who designed this? What were they tasked with? What story does it tell? How does it make me feel? I think all good design starts with asking questions that push beyond the surface of a project.  It is critical to understand the audience, the objectives, and the many constraints that govern every venture.

 

Of all design principles, I believe balance is the one that most commonly drives me. I push myself to stay with any given visual task until I achieve overall balance of color, composition, and communication.

 

Much of my career has been spent designing very complex projects that have required many diverse elements and mediums to come together as a unified whole. Retail products, services organizations, software, web portals and mobile apps also require logos, iconography, font selections, print materials, web assets, advertising, content, even music. This type of complexity requires a commitment to creating and deploying a look and feel that can hold the intended user in place and build engagement. This is the kind of thinking required to build memorable brands. Each touch point has to honor a strong set of design principles, while seamlessly conveying the brand principles.

 

Unlike some designers, I don’t have a ridged style ethos. My approach is to immerse myself in the needs and culture of our clients and find the visual heartbeat needed to tell that story.

I immerse myself in the needs and culture of our clients and find the visual heartbeat needed to tell that story.

Casey Culver + Director + Creative Magician

 

Casey is a trendsetter. He pushes for excellence in aesthetics, creativity and story. He’s a director, director of photography, webmaster and artist.  Casey has his own digital marketing agency, ArtMagic Labs so he produces and directs his own projects but also contributes in a significant way to what we do.  On some projects he takes the lead, but on others he takes the back seat.  His ideas are young yet informed.  Visionary and professional. Casey brings a can-do attitude to the technical side of our work. What a relief since technology is constantly changing.  He either already knows how to do what we need or finds out.  He’s my son and I’m very proud of him but when you work with him you’ll understand that there’s more to it than motherly love.  He does great work and he’s a joy to work with.