About XLDesign4U & Staff
XLDesign4U provides a variety of services in the areas of printing, communications & signage creation and production. We are customer focused, and pay attention to the overall quality of service we provide. We are happy to offer cost-saving alternatives at all times, and will research "hard to find" ideas with enthusiasm. We stand by our "We Excel For You" statement confidently & consistently. We welcome referral requests, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our company & it's services. Click here to read an archived interview with Lori.
Lori Brooks leads the XLDesign4U team, helping clients achieve their communication goals with
focus on detail and proactive value.With a strong hands on level of experience in business and
graphic design, Lori has been responsible for the growth of her company for over 18 years. Before
starting XLDesign4U, Lori studied at VATech as a horticulture major and always enjoyed
landscape drawing. Her creative design education and love of plants brought her to a 15 year
employment with Tropical Treehouse providing commercial interior landscaping design and
maintenance services to the Richmond area. From there, she sold office supplies to the
commercial business audience for 10 years. She is wife and mother of two. In her spare time
she enjoys gardening and spoiling her adopted/rescued pets. Lori loves communicating,
creating, and solving problems- A true Gemini.
Brittney "Bre" Marvel- Creative Specialist
Bre Marvel joined the XLDesign4U team in 2014. She brings the 3 "E's" - excellence, energy,
and enthusiasm when she provides clients with customer service and consultations. For over
12 years, she worked as a nursing supervisor before switching careers. She is currently in
school working to obtain her degree in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing,
reading, writing poetry, and traveling with her boyfriend and their two cats. Since late Spring 2016,
she has been spending a lot of time at the gym and ZUMBA class trying to meet her personal goals
for better fit and wellness. Her initative and desire to succed drive her to EXCEL in life.
Shawn Holt- Creative Specialist
Shawn Holt has been working as a Creative Specialist since 2016. He went through a multitude of
different mediums of art to find exactly what he connected with most. He took standard art classes,
ceramics, painting, summer youth classes at VCU for animation and game design - along with
messing around with charcoal drawing and making music in his free time. It wasn’t until he got into
a computer art class that he realized that graphic design is the rout he wanted to pursue;
not only could he appease his creative side but he could avoid the cliché of the starving
artist lifestyle that countless art teachers forewarned him about. He has a certificate of completion
for graphic communication from Hermitage High to go along with his diploma from Varina High School. For Shawn, creativity and his drive for excellence are the most important aspects of his work ethic.