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Published: December 21, 2018

Our CurlyRed office will close at noon today, and reopen Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope your holiday season is filled with joy and peace!

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Published: December 11, 2018

Congrats to our client, Appalachian Crossroads, on their new website, http://www.appalachiancrossroads.com/! We were honored to create their new branding, as well as this fully custom and responsive WordPress website. CurlyRed believes in their mission: At Appalachian Crossroads, we believe that we are all part of the fabric of our community. Cut from the same cloth, […]

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Published: November 29, 2018

We are so excited for our client, Cool Kids Campaign— the fully custom, responsive WordPress website we created for them launched yesterday! Woohoo! It features their new branding, their "Cancer Fears Me" shop and showcases all of the wonderful things they are doing for kids living with cancer. Head on over to http://coolkidscampaign.org/ to see […]

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Published: November 27, 2018

At CurlyRed, we love Giving Tuesday. Unlike so many days during the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is about giving back and supporting local organizations. So we decided it would be the perfect time to announce the two organizations who will be receiving 10% of CurlyRed's February 2019 sales. Our Baltimore recipient is Adelante Latina, a […]

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Published: September 25, 2018

For the past several months, Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been assisting the Greater Oakland Business Association with marketing and promotions of upcoming events. We've created posters, flyers and social media assets for various things GOBA has been a part of, including Winterfest, the Little Yough Music Festival (shown above), and the Pocket Park […]

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Published: September 5, 2018

Maryland Citizens for the Arts utilizes ArtsLAB as an inclusive space for open dialogue around topics that influence and enhance the Maryland arts sector. There are elements for arts administrators, artists, board members, volunteers, funders, and advocates. Topic: Unheard Voices Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: The Gordon Center, […]

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Published: August 30, 2018

Youth soccer is a big deal here in Garrett County, Maryland. So Mark Ludwig, vice president of CurlyRed, was pumped for the opportunity to redesign the branding and website for the Mountaintop Soccer Association. The previous branding had been in place for decades, and was in need of a facelift. Mark chose a strong emblem that […]

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Published: August 22, 2018

We're excited to announce that Redstart Creative, a full-service, Baltimore-based marketing and communications firm, recently recognized CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig on their social media platforms! Kendall spoke with friend Rebecca Teaff, CEO of Redstart, about her company. Kendall said that her favorite part about being a business owner is: “The flexibility. I've never […]

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Published: August 14, 2018

I know the parents out there (us included) are ready for school to start back up again, but let’s take advantage of these last few weeks of glorious summer. And the best way to do that? Ice Cream! CurlyRed partnered with the Department of Tourism in Allegany County to design a new rack card to […]

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Published: July 18, 2018

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29th, 2018 Kendall of CurlyRed serves on the Garrett County Arts Council board, and greatly enjoyed this event last year (we love supporting fellow local artists)! Here's a description from the Facebook page:Travel the scenic byways of Garrett County to meet our local artists. Learn about their creative inspiration, […]

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Published: June 28, 2018

James “Mikey” Virts Jr. has been a good friend of ours since we moved to Garrett County, and a great force of good in the community (espeically as the Artistic Director at Our Town Theatre). So Mark Ludwig, Vice-President of CurlyRed jumped at the chance to help him with his branding and custom WordPress web […]

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Published: June 21, 2018

Summertime in Oakland, MD means beautiful weather, taking advantage of all the incredible local state parks, and fun, family-friendly events! Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been working with the Greater Oakland Business Association to promote these great events through some fun posters and Facebook graphics. One takes place every Thursday night (including tonight): Pocket […]

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Published: June 6, 2018

Fellow theatre-lover and Oakland resident Tony Teets will be joining the CurlyRed team for the summer! He’s bright, willing to learn, and will be a huge asset (espeically to Mark Ludwig, on the web projects we’ll be tackling over the next several months). Here’s a little more about Tony: 1. Where do you go to […]

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Published: May 30, 2018

Our Town Theatre in Oakland, MD is gearing up to present its next play: The Dining Room. Vice President of CurlyRed Mark Ludwig, as well as Mark and Kendall's daughter, Margot, will both be appearing in the performance. Here's a summary of the play from the back of the playbook: The play is set in […]

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Published: May 18, 2018

CurlyRed has been delighted to be a part of the community of Greater Oakland, Maryland since we relocated our business almost 2 years ago. It's a wonderful small town with tons of history, character, and fun events all year long. The City of Oakland reached out to CurlyRed to create a new trade show display, […]

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Published: April 19, 2018

We love the colors, sounds and smells of spring. And yet, since our CurlyRed office is located in the frozen tundra of Maryland—it's been snowing here today, yes, today—the 19th day of April. So to help us not want to throw something, we've created this Pinterest board of flowers, spring-inspired clothing and accessories, typefaces, an […]

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Published: April 4, 2018

On March 23rd, Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed presented on the Future of Social Media at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal. If you weren't able to join us, we wanted to give you some of the highlights of our talk: We begun our presentation by reviewing the history of social […]

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Published: March 14, 2018

This project was a labor of love.The Oracle Library is an incredible ministry resource. It includes both a database of hundreds of sermons on numerous topics and passages of Scripture, and "Master Courses" (full sermon series, complete with outlines, and videos on-demand with a subscription). There's a blog, forum for members, and chat support integration. […]

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Published: March 9, 2018

That's right! We're heading down to Charm City in two weeks. We’re excited and honored to once again be part of the Baltimore Business Journal's Digital Marketing Seminar Series on Social Media Marketing. Kendall and Mark will be presenting together about the future of social media. This session will cover the ins and outs of […]

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Published: March 2, 2018

Thank you to all of our amazing (both new and returning) clients for making 2018's CurlyRed's First Fruits February the best one yet! Next week, we'll be sending out checks to both Simple Sacrifice (visit Simple Sacrifice's website here) and I Can Swim (visit I Can Swim's website here), our 2018 First Fruits February recipients! […]

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Published: February 14, 2018

It's finally here! Silent Sky at Our Town Theatre in Oakland, MD opens tonight! We still can't get over how lovely the poster design is, created by our own Mark Ludwig, Vice President and Principal Developer at CurlyRed. If you're curious what Silent Sky is all about, here's a quick synopsis: When Henrietta Leavitt begins […]

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Published: February 7, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm for Garrett County's first Have a Nice Day Project. Our dear friend Jessica Watson of Points North Studio began the Have a Nice Day Project in 2015. It's been happening in coffee shops and bars all over Baltimore. Join CurlyRed and the Garrett County Arts Council at […]

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Published: January 30, 2018

“I am thrilled with the result of my branding project with CurlyRed. Her creativity, attention to detail, positive attitude and flexibility made it a pleasure to work with Kendall.” —Jeanne Børretzen, CEO of Prima Optikk It's not everyday that we get the chance to work with someone across the world! In fact, Prima Optikk is […]

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Published: January 25, 2018

It's hard to believe, but February is only a week away! And that means: First Fruits February! CurlyRed will be donating 10% to two extra-special Maryland-based organizations, suggested by you. (We had several great choices, and two stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in […]

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Published: January 11, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm for Garrett County's first Have a Nice Day Project. Our dear friend Jessica Watson of Points North Studio began the Have a Nice Day Project in 2015. It's been happening in coffee shops and bars all over Baltimore. As Jessica writes: “It's the coolest way for one […]

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Published: January 4, 2018

When we are able to help a client that has helped us for years, that's something really special. RemSource is a US-based virtual support company that CurlyRed has been using since 2011! My assistant at RemSource helps us keep our company running smoothly: assisting with scheduling, following up on proposals and invoices, and even answers […]

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