“Fireworks of imagination, warmth, creativity”

- Ian Hochberg

“…taking into consideration all the whimsy I wanted”

- Diane Bukatman

We believe in good design for everyone.

Timeless, creative design solutions - within your budget.

About Us

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 non-profits 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.

“…both edgy and sophisticated”

- Gretchen Shaffer

“…focus on fun and exploration”

- Matthew Winner

We’re here to help.

Outsourced creative direction. branding, print design or website creation. What do you need?

Our Services

outsourced creative direction

Are your design needs all over the map? Would you prefer to have one less thing on your plate? Do your marketing and creative endeavors need to be directed by a professional?

Look no further. We can create a partnership to outsource whatever you need, from branding and print design to website upkeep and content creation.

visual branding / logo creation

A visual branding for your company or organization is the cornerstone of the entire visual identity - it conveys your message to the world. Your logo should stand out from the crowd, be bold and unique.

Through a relationship with you, our client, and a complete understanding of your vision, CurlyRed will help establish an unforgettable foundation.

identity systems

Once your visual brand is created, CurlyRed will help you carry that brand onto your business cards, letterhead and envelopes.

We believe in complete consistency in branding, and will work with you to carry over the same look and feel of your logo into the rest of your identity package.

print collateral / packaging

Every business and organization has different print needs, and we can help you every step of the way. From a fundraiser invitation, to a magazine advertisement, to a full annual report, we can create a unique solution that will be both beautiful and functional.

CurlyRed will even help you find the perfect printer to bring your design to life.

signage / environmental design

Creating directional or informational signage that is both beautiful and functional is a challenge we completely embrace.

From a single exterior permanent retail display sign, to a vinyl banner for your next event, to environmental design for an entire building or campus, CurlyRed is ready to communicate your vision to the world.

web design / development

Your online presence and reputation is more important than ever before. At CurlyRed, we fully understand how to captivate an audience online. We can bring together the perfect blend of intuitive web design, paired with great copywriting, photography, social media integration and search engine optimization to make the largest impact for your investment.

We want to help you carry your brand and message to your audience and create a custom, memorable online experience.

“Thanks as always for your incredible work, flexibility and creativity”

- Melanie Kelleher

“…designs are eye-catching and strategic”

- Caryn Segal

We think of our work as useable pieces of art.

Explore branding, print and web pieces for yourself.

Our Portfolio

“…creative that will wow your customers”

- Eric Ludwig

“…whimsical, enchanting, charming, and fun”

- Ashley Spears

We love creating good design for our clients.

See who we've had the pleasure of working with.

Our Clients

“…pleasure to work with”

- Jeff Weiner

“CurlyRed has done it again!”

- Susan Nelson

We don't want you to break the bank.

See how our prices compare.

Price Overview

branding packages

Logo creation, color palette selection and comprehensive brand & style guide.

starting at $750*

print packages

From collateral, including business cards and letterhead, to large billboard signage.

starting at $500*

web packages

Sitemap, custom design, development, optimization and training on a fully responsive WordPress platform.

starting at $5,000*

retainer packages

Completely outsourced creative direction, design and execution.

starting at $1,500 / month*

* Special rates available for non-profits. Please contact CurlyRed for more information.

“…very attentive and provided us with the right direction when we needed guidance”

- Chris Federico

“…delivers at a much higher level of service than the industry standard”

- David Howell

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