A Message from M. Kendall Ludwig
President and Principal Designer
I started CurlyRed in 2007 with the desire to create art. Usable art. My vision included the following statement: “...to lay bare the beauty in ordinary things is a great challenge.” I believe that, and it still drives me to create the best work I can. But it has taken me several years to realize that creating “usable art” is only one half of the challenge.
As our business has grown and we’ve developed deeper relationships with more clients, I’ve realized that there is an even more important challenge ahead. I see, over and over again, other design firms and advertising agencies holding work ransom for sums impossible for anyone to afford - except the largest and wealthiest companies.
Something seems fundamentally wrong about that. There are far too many small businesses and nonprofits with great vision, but limited marketing budgets. Don’t they deserve the same access to good design? We think so.
We believe in good design for everyone.
Why should you work with CurlyRed?
Since 2007, CurlyRed has provided fresh, captivating and timeless design, branding, print and web solutions for numerous companies and nonprofits across the country. CurlyRed is a virtual team of local talent including: designers, developers, writers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, public relations and social media experts.
We deliver within our clients’ budgets - always. We develop creative ways to make our services as affordable as possible. When we meet to discuss a project, CurlyRed works hard to discover who our clients are, and design around their needs and preferences. We listen. We care. We want the creative process to be a relationship, a dialogue.
Everything we create is custom. No templates, and no recycled design work. That goes for our branding, print and web work.
In 2011, CurlyRed was officially certified as a MBE/WBE business by the State of Maryland, and in 2017, became a SBA Certified HUBZone Firm.