We help businesses and organizations fine-tune their brand strategy, giving them a better chance for success. Unlike some design groups, we invest extra time in building relationships with our clients in order to help them reach their goals. We accomplish this through the proper use of graphic design, web design, photography and social media marketing. This allows us to create designs that truly represent the core of who our clients are.
In 2014 Cyndee Adkins said a prayer and took a leap of faith and stepped away from the corporate world. As a sole proprietor, Cyndee Adkins Design was founded in 2014. The company name was later changed to Curio Creative Agency to represent how the company has grown. We have been going strong and our customer base has been growing ever since.
We have gone from a one-person team to a five-person super-team! Together we have been able to mentor each other and grow with each other as successful business owners. As I grow and expand my business, I want to thank the Lord God first and foremost for placing these amazing people in my life and allowing us to live the life of freedom and creativity we have today.
Depending on the project, we'll research every project in detail first. From scoping out your competitors, to digging into your company history!
We get back to the basics here! We'll mock up some designs, get with you, and decide on a game plan!
We get our creative juices flowing here. This is where the project really takes on life, visually!
When it comes to digital design, our web design is thoughtfully put together to meet today's design standards!
Curio Creative Agency is made up of a group of creative people, passionate about nothing more than finding thoughtful and engaging solutions to our clients’ design problems. Collectively, we have over 65 years of design and marketing experience. Our goal is to provide this experience and these collective skillsets to those that need it at an affordable and respectable price. We aren’t the cheapest out there, nor are we going to be able to provide a super-fast turn around 100% of the time. Great design takes research and time. We will, however, provide high quality and stunning work that will wow your clientele and make you shine above your competition, 100% of the time.
We believe in timeless graphic and web design that will continue to serve our clients year after year. We direct our clients creatively, ensuring they always end up with a design that feels uniquely theirs. We take into account every last detail so our clients don’t have to, knowing their projects are in safe hands. If you are thinking of working with us, as our client, we hope to exceed your expectations while striving to ensure every project comes in on time and on budget.
If you are interested in partnering with Curio Creative Agency as a contracted company, please send us a message! We’d love to see what you might be able to add to our team.
I want to start out by giving all the credit to God for what he has done in my life. I truly believe he has lead me on this path. He has time over time shown me that he has plans for me and has helped me more than once to follow that path. In 2014, I quit a dream job at a fortune 500 company to stay at home, raise my daughter, and start a design company of my own. I’m not going to lie, that was scary and tough, and I cried a lot making such a huge decision. I really loved that job, but something was just not right in my life. It’s now been three years, and I still love what I do as a business owner and designer. I’ve also been blessed with a second child (a boy this time!) in 2016, and the business has been blessed to continue and prosper! I just want to say, “Thanks God. You rock.”
As far as my experience goes, I’ve been working in the design field since 2007, either professionally or freelancing. My portfolio includes a broad range of projects including graphic design, video, brand idenity, and web design. I have worked for the start-em-up companies, as well as a fortune 500 company in the span of my professional working career. I studied at Marshall University, graduating with a BFA, emphasis in Graphic Design. For fun I took some programing classes, painting, ceremics and photography to broaden my skillsets.
When I am not working, I enjoy the freedom of spending time with my husband, two little kidos, homeschooling, taking our three shiba inus for walks, traveling to visit family, horseback riding, painting, sipping tea and Netflix binge-watching while eating a whole watermelon…by myself. I thank God for all of these blessings.
Michael attended college at West Virginia State University, then went onto The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He has worked as a designer for 28 years for several small Advertising and Design firms and one Fortune 500 company in the Washington DC area. He is a member of the West Virginia Allied Artists and has exhibited in several juried art shows throughout the state. The West Virginia Culture and History Juried Show featured two of his paintings, “Friends of Fossilized Carbon” and “Appalachia Gothic.”
As you’ve probably gathered, Michael enjoys painting in his free time, as well as spending time with his family, traveling and walking his dogs.
Sean is the go-to guy to help small business owners show up in Google, get more engagement on social media, use email marketing properly for small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations. He is our guy for creating strategies for organizations to maximize their marketing dollars through cutting edge SEO/SEM, social media marketing, online media buying, mobile marketing, and email marketing tactics. He has so many certifications, I’m sure he’s lost count by now.
In his free time, he does volunteer work, on the Board and Marketing Committee at Habitat and he mentors with the Dream Chasers Program. He’s on the Downtown Charleston Task Force. He likes spending time with his friends, going to the gym, reading, and traveling.
Cyndee provided design and photography for our organization and did an outstanding job at both. She's a true professional.
Cyndee always delivers exactly what we want on time every time. Looking forward to our next project.
Cyndee does an excellent job at providing a great product at a great price. She is very personable and goes the extra mile to make sure your satisfied.... Thanks Cyndee for all you have done for me!
I worked with Cyndee on two separate logo design projects, one for a church and one for a small business. Her work was outstanding on both projects. She was easy to work with, very intuitive with what I was looking for, and delivered a quality logo. I would recommend her and plan to pursue further projects with her in the future.
Cyndee has done fabulous work for a group I'm part of. She designed our website, table banner, and promotional materials all of which we are absolutely thrilled with. I deeply appreciate how easy working with her was and her quick response to messages. I highly suggest using her!
Cyndee has designed two web sites for me, sportinglifebar.com and margaritadreams.co.uk. Both sites have very different looks and feels, and each is very effective for their target audiences. Cyndee is great to work with, very patient and helpful -- and talented as hell! She really makes the projects easy and comes up with the goods. Highly recommended.
My husband and I own a small business and have been working with Cyndee for all of our graphic art needs over the past year. She has designed several event flyers and posters for us, as well as Facebook advertisements, and has done an outstanding job every time. Not only is her work creative and eye-catching, but she is just a pleasure to work with. A big plus for us is also her willingness to work to ensure that the end product is exactly what we are looking for. We have been so pleased that she is now going to be revamping our entire website! We couldn't be happier to continue working with Cyndee and look forward to future projects.
Cyndee worked with me to get great new photos of the agents at the company I work for, Advantage Real Estate. She was very flexible with everyone's schedules, which was a huge plus. Her personality and the quality of her work were both excellent, and I can't wait to work with her on future projects.
Cyndee provided a great product, at a great price in a very quick time frame for our website.
Cyndee Adkins took photos for mine and my husband's businesses. They were exactly what we were looking for- professional, thorough, and a quick turnaround! We would definitely use them again!
Cyndee did great work for our church, helping us through a big transition with our webpage and email. I was particularly impressed by how available she was to answer questions and problem-shoot, how she simplified things for us non-techies, and how she did everything we asked and more for a very reasonable rate. I highly recommend her services.
Cyndee has worked so hard on our new online suite ordering website for the WV Power Baseball Team! It looks so good and our clients are thrilled to have this option! Thank you Cyndee!!