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It now has a link to this blog, a new website in the portfolio section, and all new testimonials!

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Fall 2008 Internship Available!

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 week for the fall semester. The days/hours for this internship are very flexible, CurlyRed will work around class and work schedules. The internship will start the 2nd or 3rd week of September, so all candidates will be interviewed no later than Sept 3rd.

Intern duties:

• Assisting me (the owner of CurlyRed) with the production (and possible design) of CurlyRed materials, including but not limited to logos, identities, publications, brochures, advertisements, posters, promotional materials, websites etc.
• Scanning images, color correcting or modifying images, and updating design files.
• Providing administrative office support, including file and database management, answering the phone, and other office-related tasks.
• Possibly accompanying me to occasional client meetings and/or networking events.

Candidates should have:

• Proficiency with the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Word.
• Some samples or a portfolio of design work.
• Reliable transportation—CurlyRed is located in the Reisterstown, MD area.
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Desire to learn about the business side as well as the creative side or owning a graphic design business.

All interested candidates: please e-mail me at kendall@curlyred.com with your resume before August 29th.



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. I also got the chance to hear her speak briefly on the best way to submit a press release to publications. She is quite the professional!

Also, check out this sweet Baltimore Design Guide. It was written by Grace's guest blogger and my fellow B'More Creative member Anne Ditmeyer.


Atomic Cheescake

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 about Stacey Barich, the woman who owns Atomic Cheesecake Studios http://www.atomiccheesecakestudios.com/) in Baltimore. She specializes in classic pin-up photo shoots.

A few phone calls, e-mails, and about a mont
h later, I was in her photo studio, trying on vintage clothing (she has a very impressive collection). Stacey also did my hair and makeup for the shoot. I found her to be professional, sweet, and easy to talk to—this transformation look a little while! But I was having so much fun being dolled up into a 1950's Hollywood starlet.

Just this past week, I received my CD of photos from the shoot. I am so impressed by the quality of her photography work that I just felt I needed to post one here. I was also impressed by how reasonably priced her work is! Let's just say, my hubby was thrilled and I would recommend her to anyone.

Can you tell which image inspired my photo?

good design for everyone