Music is exciting once again in 2008. I didn't get to attend as many live shows as I'd like, but did discover many new artists and sounds. I'm especially excited to be part of a band myself this year called Siberiana and to be a small part of the exciting things that are happening in […]
My amazing husband, Mark Ludwig, created this for me: (sorry for the picture quality-it was early! and I couldn't use a flash due to the finish) Mark was kind enough to write out his process: December 191. First, I enlarged the CurlyRed Logo to approx. 2' x 3' in Photoshop. Because the image was much […]
Dear friends, colleagues, valued clients, and random readers of this blog, It’s been a pleasure working with you this year. Thank you for your support and your business! CurlyRed wishes you a very safe, healthy and happy holiday season. We hope it is as stress-free and joyous as possible! May you have a very prosperous […]
style rookie (umm, she's 12!!)sea of shoes (her wardrobe is to die for) you're welcome.
Still looking for gift ideas? Here are a few great albums that have come out this year that also happen to have great design: með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust by sigur rós (maybe my favorite album of the year, or at least top 3). I love the imagery and type treatment. There's just […]
For those of you who are lucky enough to own an iPhone, we have designed a CurlyRed wallpaper. You can download it for free at ideal size (320 x 480 @ 180 ppi) by clicking on the above image. This will open the image in a new window where you can drag (or right-click) and […]
Heather Armstong, of dooce.com fame, is pregnant with her second child. Dooce is maybe my favorite personal blog, because of Heather's great writing style, but also because of her elegant layout design and stunning photography. Congrats Heather, and thanks, as always, for the blogging inspiration!
Hi everyone! We hope you are having a great fall. January 31st, 2009 marks CurlyRed's 2nd anniversary and we want to thank you all for making CurlyRed a success. As a result of your feedback and suggestions, we are proud to announce that we will soon be accepting payment via credit cards. Our new hourly […]
Happy Friday everyone, We are pleased to announce that we have added a new website to our portfolio section, HEGRA Architects! We worked with Ed Goldberg, owner of HEGRA to redesign his menu and restructure his site to be more efficient and better organized. We will be updating our site again soon with more portfolio […]
My friend, Jessica Watson from Happy Hour Studio posed the following question after viewing my last post: If your company had to design a poster to promote voting, how would you go about it? I happen to love poster design, mostly because of my love of color and bold graphics. Posters tend to be more […]
With less than a month to go, election design is all around us. Recently, AIGA had a contest called "Get Out the Vote 2008" where designers submitted designs for posters encouraging Americans to vote. Above are some of my favorite winning posters. As far as the candidates go, the McCain/Palin ticket seem to be relying […]
snowjumpstump Yes, this is a shameless plug of my husband Mark's website. He just added new portfolio pieces and I just can't get over how good his site looks. Please check it out and feel free to give him feedback at email@example.com.
I would like to thank Laleh Malek, Director of Professional Experience at College of Business and Economics at Towson University for asking me to speak in last night's forum, "Women in Leadership 2008". I'd also like to thank my fellow panel members: Martha Lucius of Boheme Cafe, Kris Appel of Encore Path, Inc., MonykaBerrocosa of […]
The Baltimore CityPaper's Best of Baltimore issue is quite possibly my favorite publication all year long. Maybe it's because I just love Baltimore so much. But who doesn't love seeing people and places they know and love get the attention they deserve? A few highlights: Best Neighborhood: HampdenBest Oriole: Nick Markakis (love him!)Best Do-Gooder: Anna […]
So I do like to feature resources that have helped me succeed as a designer and a business owner. Most professionals I've met over the age of 30 are weary of online networking sites. They might think of Myspace or Facebook (which aren't bad places to network either, if you know how to use them). […]
Check it out!It now has a link to this blog, a new website in the portfolio section, and all new testimonials!As always, any feedback is welcome. Enjoy!
Do you live in the Baltimore area and want to intern for CurlyRed? CurlyRed Inc. is a local graphic design company that is looking an intern for the Fall 2008 semester. This internship is open to college students working on their degree in graphic design. It is an unpaid position, consisting of 8-10 hours per […]
I'm not even sure how I first discovered this blog, but this blog has become one of my favorite inspirational sources as a designer. To visit this blog, click here. I had the privilege of meeting Grace, the writer behind Design*Sponge a few weeks ago at an event at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. […]
As you know from my last post, I'm a fan of pinup art. As my husband's birthday was approaching, I decided that it would be a cool gift to have some vintage pinup photos of myself taken. So after a quick Google search that took me to a recent City Paper article, I found out […]
My friend Neil Blumberg over at Aquent suggested that I talk a little bit about the following girl in my life:She's a beauty, isn't she? Well, she's been a blessing and a burden. I've had a deep love for pinup art for years now. I've found it to be beautiful and fun. They are pieces […]
A year and two days ago was my last day at Polk Audio. I had been at Polk for almost 4 years and it really was the place where I made my transition from a student of design to a professional, experienced designer. I had amazing coworkers and a creative director who really mentored me […]