CurlyRed | A Design Blog


Published: December 23, 2009

Thank you so much for another great year. May your holidays be very joyous, safe and a time to spend with those you love. And as our special gift to you, here is the birth announcement we designed for our daughter Margot! Enjoy! We will be back in full force in the new year, ready […]

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Published: December 8, 2009

2010 marks 3 years that CurlyRed has been in business and that's worth celebrating! We would like to thank you for all the support, love and business you've provided for us so please come join us at Cibo Bar and Grille on Monday, February 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm. The address is 100 Painters Mill Rd., […]

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Published: November 25, 2009

If you've been wondering where we've been, our family welcomed a little baby girl named Margot on November 1st. But I have some more exciting news:My husband, Mark Ludwig, just launched his new portfolio site, www.snowjumpstump.com. He is looking for new job opportunities, particularly in the gaming or user-interface arenas.Please take a look and feel […]

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Published: October 19, 2009

I'd like to apologize in the huge lack of updates recently...as many of you know, I am expecting my first child any day now, and have been frantically tying up loose ends in preparation. CurlyRed has finished up some really awesome projects recently, so we wanted to update our portfolio to show you what we've […]

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Published: September 9, 2009

My friend, Dominic Albanese has created an amazing blog documenting adventures he has taken over the past few years. And as much as I like reading about his travels, I'm even more inspired by the beautiful photography he's taken along the way. Take a look and you'll see what I mean. Keep up the great […]

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Published: August 26, 2009

So while looking for inspiration for our own upcoming baby announcement, we came across some really unique, interesting and beautiful designs, so we figured we'd share! (click for larger view) Clockwise from top left: Vintage Frame from Tiny Prints, Animal Crackers from Tiny Prints, Pink Glamour Baby Crib from Polka Dot Design, Rhino and Birds […]

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Published: August 19, 2009

If you have a design project you'd like completed before Kendall, CurlyRed's owner, goes on maternity leave, please contact us by September 15th, 2009 (less than a month away, can you believe it?). Kendall will be returning around January 4th, 2010. And if you refer a friend to CurlyRed before this time, you will receive […]

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Published: August 12, 2009

The Outlaw Design Blog has free resources, tutorials, product reviews, podcasts, and a sweet western design. Check it out.

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Published: July 29, 2009

"The entire process was seamless. CurlyRed was selected by the Gerontological Advance Practice Nurse Association because of her creative designs and reasonable fees. [CurlyRed] was able to meet in phone conferences with the Board of Directors which was across all four time zones. Her continued timely and complete follow-up helped the Board to develop and […]

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Published: July 21, 2009

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Published: July 16, 2009

Hi everyone- just a quick note that "Her Rainbow World", a book by Linda Biggs and John Probst, layout design by CurlyRed, is available now at Greetings & Readings. And there's going to be a book signing! How exciting! Good luck to Linda and thanks to John.

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Published: July 7, 2009

CurlyRed has been fortunate enough to do a lot of work for our friend John Probst at Brookes Publishing, a company that specializes in educational publications, many for students with disabilities. They recently sent out the following e-mail newsletter: This e-mail newsletter featured two book cover designs created by CurlyRed for the booksAs Far As […]

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Published: June 30, 2009

A big thank you to our intern Becky, for putting this together! Fun Florals Clockwise from top left: Floralis Wine, Shoes, Chairs, Japanese Paper, Dress, Garland Necklace, and Vector Flower Illustration Red and Teal Clockwise from top left: Rock Chair print, CD kit, Doily Poster, Earrings, Squirrel print, Born to Stitch, Vector Woman, and Red […]

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Published: June 23, 2009

CurlyRed was given the task of redesigning the logo for one of our newest clients: a local company called For the Love of Food. For the Love of Food provides fun and educational cooking classes, as well at catering services. So the company needed a new, fresh and fun logo. Chef Diane Bukatman loved the […]

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Published: June 16, 2009

For all you Photoshop fans out there, check this out: to see the story behind this great concept, read this blog post at thenextweb.com. thanks Mark!

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Published: June 15, 2009

Colourlovers and CSS Drive Enjoy! Thanks Emily!

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Published: June 2, 2009

Pattern 8 is a very cool resource with free downloadable patterns with many different themes, color palettes and styles. Thanks Katie! And we've found another very cool fashion blog called Some Girls Wander. Enjoy!

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Published: May 28, 2009

CurlyRed has had the pleasure of having two great interns this semester: Chris Rolfe of Towson University and Anne Beasley of the College of Notre Name of Maryland. Chris and Anne are graduating this month and we wish them the best of luck. Thanks again!

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Published: May 18, 2009

CurlyRed finally got a chance to check out Beehive in Canton on Friday. What a cool concept. From their website: "Beehive Baltimore is a community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other creative professionals sharing a common workspace in Baltimore, Maryland." The space is really nice, and perfect for holding meetings, etc, if you don't have the […]

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Published: May 5, 2009

New postcards, book cover designs, product graphics, ads, and more! Enjoy!

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Published: April 27, 2009

A big thanks to CurlyRed's intern, Anne Beasley, who put this blog post together! blue: calming and refreshing [image above, clockwise from top left: evolve™ event brochure by Chris Reinecke and Teresa Boyd-Ham, EMAC Spring Brochure by Bryan Kahrs, Paul Mitchell® Spring Season by Chris Reinecke, Spring Flowers Skateboard by farmer77 on Zazzle.com , Salon […]

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Published: April 10, 2009

This just made our week. The Washington Post has been holding an annual Sunday Source Peeps Diorama Contest for three years now. This is one of our favorites from last year: Caption: Project Peepway Semifinalist: Cabin John resident Kate Wilkoff, 17, a student at Walt Whitman High School, depicts the finalists and judges on a […]

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Published: April 10, 2009

This is another creative website and blog. When you visit this site, it says: Welcome to FreshElite, a community of creators and connoisseurs. Discover emerging talent in film, music, and fashion through spotlights and features that are updated regularly. Be Fresh... Enjoy. They also have a blog featuring news and new artists, especially fashion designers. […]

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Published: April 1, 2009

For you package design lovers out there, this blog is for you!TheDieline.com features creative packaging from all over the world, even occasionally featuring student work. The Villa Donosti packaging towards the bottom of the first page is particularly beautiful. Thanks Jessica!

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Published: March 23, 2009

If you love color as much as we do, take a look at this site: Kuler is a beautifully designed site featuring user-generated color schemes. Inspiring! Thanks Adobe!

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Published: March 5, 2009

Presenting CurlyRed's newest website design: Interior Transformations. When Debbie McHale, owner of Interior Transformations, approached CurlyRed for a website showcasing her beautiful portfolio of interior design work, we jumped at the chance! She wanted a color palette to compliment both her work and personality, and an overall sleek, minimal design that would convey a professional […]

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Published: March 2, 2009

Happy Monday everyone, this was a great weekend of events for CurlyRed. Thursday night was Fusion, put on by Happy Hour Studios, at Lemongrass in Baltimore. Beautiful artwork hung on the walls, there were tasty food and cocktails, and a great turnout. Thanks to Jessica Watson, owner of Happy Hour Studios, for allowing CurlyRed to […]

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Published: February 26, 2009

Art show, networking, cheap drinks, free food, and wine tastings all at one place! We hope to see you out tonight.

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Published: February 20, 2009

CurlyRed is sponsoring this event, so make sure you're there! Thursday,February 26th,6 - 9pm @ Lemongrass1300 Bank Street(Entrance on Central Ave, before intersection of Bank St.)Baltimore, MD 21231410.327.7835We have the upstairs lounge! $8 in advance* | $10 at the door Drink: Exclusive Happy Hour Specials for duration of event Here is the list so far […]

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Published: February 6, 2009

Last Friday CurlyRed celebrated its 2 year anniversary at Mt. Washington Tavern with family, friends, clients and colleagues! It was a great time, and we hope to see many more of you at CurlyRed's next gathering. Thank you to everyone who came out to this event and to all of you that have made these […]

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Published: January 28, 2009

My brother-in-law called my attention to The Pinup Blog. Jaime Caudill has written a blog post I can relate to. I particularly enjoy this quote by Mark Twain:“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” It certainly put a smile on this redhead's face. Thanks Eric!

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Published: January 26, 2009

I designed this flyer for the event in March. Visit www.zachsowers.com to find out more about this great event! Thanks Anna for the shout out!

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Published: January 19, 2009

CurlyRed is pleased to announce that we now accept payment using your VISA, Mastercard or Discover! Now you can receive great graphic design AND rewards for using your credit card (that is, if you're using a rewards card). Contact CurlyRed to find out more.

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Published: January 14, 2009

Please visit our website to see a completely revamped portfolio section. We've cleaned out some older pieces to make way for several new ones. We've had many new and exciting clients and projects over the past 6 months that we wanted to share. As always, check back often and let us know what you think. […]

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Published: January 6, 2009

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 Spring 2009 semester. This internship is open to college students working on their degree in graphic design. It is an unpaid position for school credit, consisting of […]

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