“…their creativity and talent lifted our dream to heights we had not even imagined…”

- Pat Hudnall

“…CurlyRed has a wonderful eye for design and the ability to bring your ideas to life visually…”

- Kim Crout

We believe in good design for everyone.

Timeless, creative design solutions—within your budget.

Our Mission

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 team of regional 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.

“…I would give 10 stars if I was able...oh and they respond on time all the time…”

- Megan Alsop

“…CurlyRed took my thoughts and ideas and created a gorgeous site that truly represents me…”

- Faye Rivkin

We’re here to help.

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

Our Services

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“…the results were terrific, and we’ve received countless compliments…”

- Mark R. Goss

“…fireworks of imagination, warmth, creativity…”

- Ian Hochberg

We think of our work as usable pieces of art.

Explore branding, print and web pieces for yourself.

Our Portfolio

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

- David Howell

“…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

Abaco Sports
Adcor Defense
Allegany Arts Council
Allegheny Trail House
The Anglican Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
Animal Eye Care
B'More Stamper
Back Alley Pie
Bedtime in a Box
BlueShift Dance
Business Volunteers Unlimited
Carroll Museums
Celebrations LLC
Cellandtech Group
The CFO Source
Clarity Centers
Community Crisis Center of Reisterstown
Concept Wood Design
Cotton Flow
Craeve & Company
Davis Infrastructure
Davis Management Group
Deep Creek Lions Club
Delaware Restaurant Association
Dove Center
Dundalk Community Theatre
Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Elite Editing
The Episcopal Church in Garrett County
Experimental Movement Concepts
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
For the Love of Deep Creek
Foundation for International Aid to Animals
Fraser Financial Partners
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival
Garver Development Group
Geppert, Mcmullen, Paye & Getty
Gigi Causey
Gina Campbell
Goodman, Meagher and Enoch
Grace United Methodist
Graphic Beans
Grow & Fortify
Haley Farm Inn and Retreat Center
Hampton Lane Child Development Center
Heritage Players
Holic Foods
Holy Trinity Christian Day School
Inovi Healthcare
The Institute for Integrative Health
Integrated Insurance Solutions
Jay Ferguson
Jessica Fike Photography
Jonestown-Heritage Walk
Kalix Marketing
Kellie Holoski Medical Illustrator
Lawrence Howard & Associates
Lens n'Eye
Little Yough Music Festival
Ludwig Painting
Maryellen May
Meraki Style Studio
Mobi & Co.
Mountaintop Soccer Association
My Flower Box

Nevins & Associates
NIE Development
Nola’s Salon
Nordik Twins
Ojas Massage & Skin Care
One Energy
The Oracle Library
Oxford Creek Farm
Passano Family Foundation
PD Consulting
PF Growth Partners
Philip James Painting
Pine Lodge Steakhouse
Pure Power Technologies
Qade Law
R.A. Dobson, Inc.
RC Group
R.K. Tongue
Rho Xi Omega Chapter
ROMG Chamber of Commerce
Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio
Rouge Catering
Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
Smiley’s Bar and Grill
Smoke N' Mirrors Photography
Southern High School Alumni Association
Spring Gap Equestrian Farm
St. Hilda's Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
Susquehanna Youth Ballet
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
Tech Impact
TideRock Development
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland
Twin Tails Event Farm
The Vagabond Taproom
Veteran Design and Construction
WCL Painting
Wellness Living
What Works Studio
Write Faye Write
Yaffe & Co.
Yates MD Aesthetics

Additional (A-M)
Additional (N-Z)

“…able to give us solid direction and move the project forward…”

- Emily Newman-Edwards

“…taking into consideration all the whimsy I wanted…”

- Diane Bukatman

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 $1,500*

print packages

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

starting at $1,000*

web packages

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

starting at $8,000*

retainer packages

Completely outsourced creative direction, design and execution.

prices tailored to fit our clients’ needs*

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

“…such an incredible and creative thoughtful process for coming up with the perfect logo for us…”

- Laura Fike

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

- Melanie Kelleher