I want you, as my audience, to know a little bit about me, at a human level vs projecting as a design robot. Anywho, hello again as you know I am Rica Marie Arevalo (formerly Garcia, I got married & changed my last name). People often get confused with my first name thinking that Marie is my middle name; which it’s the second part of my first name. I commonly say it’s like Lisa Marie Presley, or Mary Kate; it’s a double name (two first names). Also you can call me by my nickname, Rica. Well, I’m a 1st generation Filipina-American mother/wife/designer/artist/crocheter. Also, I’m a newbie plant-mother, which is bitter-sweet thanks to quarantine. Raised in the Virginia Beach area, then lived in New York City (Astoria, Queens) where I met my now-husband (went on a 9-hour first date) and got married (not the same day, years later). Luckily we just happened to move right before covid started in late 2019. Currently, we are based in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia.) area. It’s definitely a change of scenery compared to a big metropolitan city, I miss NYC although it’s a nice transition into family life. When I’m not stuck in front of my laptop designing, usually I’m busy spending wonderful family time with my daughter and husband (Especially as my hyper toddler daughter blasts Cocomelon & Baby Shark on repeat).
If you want to get to know me more as a person and designer, please don't hesitate to reach out. Whether it's for a new design project, job opportunity, or just to talk. Let's schedule a time.