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Published: December 20, 2012

Our former web guru Mark, designed the birth announcement for our oldest, Margot and now, our youngest, Juliette. I think the video game nerds out there will appreciate the Super Mario Bros. NES 1 and 2 references. Super creative, and we love the way they both came out. Which one do you like best? Margot's: Juliette's: By […]

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Published: December 14, 2012

We are in a holly jolly mood! And want you to be too. We hope you enjoy a few of CurlyRed's favorite holiday things.'Tis the Season when we are truly grateful to do what we love and spend lots of time with family and friends. What are your favorite holiday traditions?

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Published: December 5, 2012

For the past several years, CurlyRed has created an annual interactive holiday card for Rye Country Day School in New York. This year's card features a calendar that reveals a new service, completed by Rye students for 21 days this month. There's even falling snow and music, performed by the RCDS Festival Chorus. Here's what […]

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Published: November 30, 2012

Please join us at this fabulous B'More Creatives event!  Only one more day to get Early Bird Tickets!

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Published: November 26, 2012

Thumbtack is a site that features local service professionals in a variety of fields, including graphic and web design. CurlyRed was chosen to be featured on the Baltimore Logo Design page after an interview where we explained how we work and why our customers continue to come back to us, time and time again. Here's […]

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Published: November 16, 2012

Ahh, Thanksgiving. There are so many reasons we adore this holiday. It goes without mentioning that the food is something we look forward to all year long. Then there's the time we get to spend with family, elaborate parades, lots of football, and a color palette that goes rather nicely with red hair.But above all, being […]

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Published: October 31, 2012

Warschawski, a full service public relations, marketing, branding, advertising and interactive agency in Baltimore announced today the addition of CurlyRed's former web guru, Mark Ludwig, to the agency’s growing team. In his time with CurlyRed, Mark has helped design and develop some amazing web solutions for our clients, such as Ludwig Painting, IronDog K9 Solutions, […]

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Published: October 8, 2012

Juliette with her big sister Margot On August 15th, the CurlyRed family grew by one when Juliette Elsie was born! She's been such a blessing, and has already mastered the basics of Photoshop (gotta start them while they're young).And meanwhile, we are back in full swing here at CurlyRed and working on some really exciting […]

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Published: August 13, 2012

If case you haven't heard, we are happy to announce that I, M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, and my husband, Mark are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 2nd child, due any moment now. Here's what you need to know: • I will be returning full-time to CurlyRed no later than October 8th, 2012. […]

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Published: July 31, 2012

We've been designing and building a LOT of websites recently at CurlyRed. And we wanted to share a few projects that have recently launched that we are rather excited about:1. Calvary Chapel: a church in California looking for a textural, modern web presence. 2. IronDog K9 Solutions: a company in Virginia that specializes in public and private dog […]

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Published: July 23, 2012

At CurlyRed, we've never really created an infographic. But recently, we've been seeing them all over the place. And we just love how they present information, in such an interesting visual way (if done well). These inspire us! We hope they inspire you too. If CurlyRed was to make an infographic, what should it be […]

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Published: June 19, 2012

We are so happy to share that our client, Tommy Cleaver, won the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year for the National Capital Area this past weekend. Tommy, along with the 17 other candidates, raised $1.1.million to help raise resources that will continue the advancement of research, treatment, and eventually a cure of […]

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Published: June 8, 2012

If you're local to Baltimore and do something creative for a living, you should join me for this seminar. Great speakers, great topic, and great company. Hope to see you there!

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Published: May 31, 2012

It's been pretty darn hot here in B'more this past week. And it's got us thinking about beaches, cold drinks, and all design that's summer-inspired. Here at CurlyRed we love summer: the colors, the patterns, the textures, and drawing inspiration from beautiful nature! We hope this board inspires you too.P.S.: Our website has recently been updated […]

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Published: May 16, 2012

A year and a half ago, CurlyRed began working with a Baltimore-based company called Cambridge Iron & Metal. This company collects and processes ferrous and non ferrous metals to be recycled and has been around since 1909. One of the first projects CurlyRed ever created for Cambridge was a fun t-shirt design that would spell out Cambridge in vintage beer cans […]

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Published: April 30, 2012

The wall of family photos has been done a million times. But we really like this trend we've been seeing of incorporating some kind of tree imagery (either painted or decal) and using that as a backdrop for hanging family portraits. Using vintage and rounded frames for the photographs adds to the visual interest, and […]

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Published: April 20, 2012

We were browsing around the interwebs, and stumbled upon a very cool (and well-designed) resource: the Lost Type Co-Op. We found it while looking at some work by our friend Greg Eckler, who recently designed the amazing-looking Atreyu typeface for Lost Type. From the About page: "The Lost Type Co-Op is a Pay-What-You-Want Type foundry, […]

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Published: March 28, 2012

Things have been a little chaotic around here.  We are currently renovating our CurlyRed office space and while I have very little to do with the new construction, it has been given some time to dream up a perfect new office and what it would look like. Given the furniture we have now and our […]

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Published: March 6, 2012

We met Stacey of People's Community Health Centers at a networking event and we were inspired by the services they provide for our community. We reached out to our friend Larry Canner, who captured some amazing shots of their space and staff. From the imagery, we developed a really vibrant color palette that conveys the […]

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Published: February 21, 2012

We wish we found and appreciated Pinterest a long time ago. It's an amazing way for us to store online inspiration boards from imagery and resources all over the web. So we've decided that once a month, we will be posting our latest Pinterest board of what's inspiring us right now.When we saw the movie […]

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Published: February 8, 2012

Have you visited CurlyRed's site on your smartphone recently?If not, you may be in for a surprise. We have just released the custom mobile version of our site. The main page looks like this: We started with our homepage and decided on a mobile layout that showcases our work in the same way our full site […]

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Published: February 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out in support. Great food, drinks, and networking were had by all. If you didn't get a CurlyRed reusable grocery tote, and you'd like one, please let us know and we'll get one to you!A special thank you to Karlo Photography for taking these shots!

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Published: January 31, 2012

We feel like doing a happy dance! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us get here! Come celebrate with us tonight —there are still some free tickets available: http://fiveyearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

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Published: January 20, 2012

Register now: http://fiveyearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

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Published: January 17, 2012

We at CurlyRed have the privilege of working with some truly creative clients—and man, are they fun. In working with them, we get to do what we love to do the most—design out of the box. Find a truly unique solution. And capture the spirit of an artist or several artists. We just had to share some […]

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Published: January 3, 2012

http://fiveyearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com Please RSVP now for 5 Years of CurlyRed-ness!!!

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