CurlyRed | A Design Blog


Published: November 12, 2019

CurlyRed Inc. is a local branding, print and web design agency that is looking for interns. This internship is open to college students working on their degree in graphic design, website design, website development, design studies, PR, advertising, or a related field. It is a paid position, but also can be utilized for college credit. […]

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Published: October 29, 2019

Exciting news—CurlyRed is headed your way, West Virginia University students! From 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., next Wednesday, November 6th, CurlyRed will be holding a “Resume and Portfolio Review with Career Services” in the Creative Arts Center Lobby of the College of Creative Arts. M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, will also be giving […]

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Published: October 9, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year...in Garrett County, anyway. That's right, it's Autumn Glory! Today kicks off one the most amazing traditions this area has to offer—with parades, Oompah, Seymour, foliage tours, yummy food and drinks, and so much more. So why not celebrate everything we love about Garrett County? Our good friend […]

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Published: October 2, 2019

Say hello to our intern, Travis! We're excited to have him around this fall, and look forward to seeing what he'll accomplish during his time with CurlyRed. Here's a few things we've learned about Travis: Where are you attending college? What’s your dream career? I attend West Virginia University as a junior year graphic design student. […]

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Published: September 25, 2019

Our long-time client, The Maryland Book Bank will reach an incredible milestone in late 2019- distributing their one-millionth children’s book in the community. That’s one million smiles. One million magical adventures. One million life-changing stories. They will be celebrating with a citywide celebration of reading and a fun contest for all K-5 classrooms in Baltimore […]

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Published: September 18, 2019

CurlyRed is proud to host a Lunch n' Learn session called “How to Grow Your Business through Marketing and Design” on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11am at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce (15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, MD 21541). In this session, you'll enjoy a free lunch while learning more about the following: • […]

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Published: September 6, 2019

The Mountaintop Soccer Association was created in 1992 as a non-profit organization headquartered in Oakland, MD. It is affiliated with and guided by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association as well as other national and international agents of soccer. MSA has 5 divisions of play including U6, U8, U10, U12, & U15. In 2018, 484 […]

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Published: September 3, 2019

Oakland, MD ---  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  More details will follow soon.   On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, AAUW-Garrett Branch will recognize all local women business owners with a celebration at Cornish Café in Oakland, MD, 6-8pm.   October is National Women's Small Business Month, a time to recognize and applaud the talented, dedicated and driven […]

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Published: August 28, 2019

At CurlyRed, we love helping new businesses come to life! And we've been hard at hard helping Pat and Michelle Hudnall with the branding, print and web design for a brand-new storefront in downtown Oakland, called The Vagabond Taproom: Vagabond is about the outdoors, the travel, the journeys. Pat and Michelle are outdoor and biking […]

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Published: August 21, 2019

Our CurlyRed office will be closed beginning today, Wednesday, August 21st at 3pm until Monday, August 26th, 2019. We looking forward to unplugging, unwinding and enjoying our beautiful girls at the beach. If you need assistance while we're away, feel free to reach out to our assistant Abby at office@curlyred.com. And as always, you can […]

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Published: August 15, 2019

CurlyRed's newest website design and development project is for long-time client and friend, Maryellen May. Maryellen recently launched a new coaching business called DOOR 3, which provides the following services: • offers one-on-one and team coaching programs that uncover the internal, emotional narratives that block us from reaching our full potential. • offers an updated, […]

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Published: August 8, 2019

Are you going to college for graphic or web design? Do you need an internship? Would you like to work for a creative company that won't make you simply fetch coffee for 3 months? Well, have we got the position for you! CurlyRed Inc., a branding, print and web design agency in Garrett County, MD, […]

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Published: August 1, 2019

We've had the privilege of designing several book covers for author Gina Campbell. We created covers for a 3-part "Mining Your Client's Metaphors" series, incorporating strong-colored mineral imagery and bold typography: But most recently, we created a different cover for a different subject matter, and we really enjoyed how it turned out: All of Gina's […]

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Published: July 10, 2019

Our client and friend Jessica Fike of Jessica Fike Photography just featured CurlyRed on her vlog, and it turned out so well! Here's what Jessica said about the video: M. Kendall Ludwig and Mark just opened a new office space in downtown Oakland and it's snazzy! Big windows, lots of color and a conference table where […]

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Published: June 26, 2019

Join us July 5-7 2019 for a very special Chautauqua “Then and Now” festival to be held in Mountain Lake Park, MD, the original home of Chautauqua in Maryland through the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF). The 25th annual Chautauqua living history series will take place over three days and will include full days of […]

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Published: June 19, 2019

  Over the past three weeks, Garrett Ludwig (yes, he is related—Mark and Kendall's nephew!) has been assisting CurlyRed with video editing and production. While video is not something CurlyRed has historically focused on, more and more of our clients see the value of video, especially used on websites and social media. Garrett has done […]

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Published: May 29, 2019

This is truly exciting. CurlyRed client and long-time dear friend Cait McAfee is the Artistic Director of BlueShift Dance, from Baltimore, MD. BlueShift Dance is committed to offering unique, immersive experiences with the human body in performance; to bringing interdisciplinary artists together to collaboratively curate site-specific installations and performances; to embracing critical thinking, in an […]

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Published: May 16, 2019

We're are delighted to be joining office-mates Craeve & Co. in Chicago for the 100th Annual National Restaurant Association Show. If you need assistance while we're gone, please call our office at 410.878.2068 and our assistant will be glad to help you. You can also follow our adventures in Chi-town on Instagram! Hope to see […]

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Published: April 30, 2019

As much as we love our office space in historic Mountain Lake Park, we've been longing to be part of the downtown Oakland community for as long as we've resided here in Garrett County, Maryland. Oakland has an amazingly rich history and was accepted as an official “Arts and Entertainment District” in 2016. We are […]

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Published: April 24, 2019

We had the absolute honor of creating a new web presence for The Dove Center in Garrett County, which provides safety, advocacy, and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and strives to expand public awareness of those issues. Heather L. Hanline, MS, LCPC, Executive Director of The […]

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Published: April 17, 2019

Today marks the 15 year wedding anniversary of CurlyRed president and principal M. Kendall Ludwig to vice-president Mark Ludwig! They were married in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland at College of Notre Dame. They are both so thankful that CurlyRed gives them the opportunity to work and create together. Here's to 15 more!

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Published: April 10, 2019

  We had so much fun creating the branding for “Weird Wine: A Peek Into the Curious World of Maryland Wine.” This event on May 5th, 2019 is being hosted by The Maryland Wineries Association and Baltimore Magazine at Union Collective in Baltimore. There are still tickets available—you can buy them here. When Kelly J. Dudeck, […]

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Published: March 27, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed, is a proud member of the AAUW-Garrett Branch.  The national organization of AAUW has been empowering women across the country since 1881.  Locally, the AAUW-Garrett Branch was started in 1946 and has been active in our community supporting local women ever since.  The mission of AAUW is […]

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Published: February 28, 2019

We just took a look at all of the jobs we've started and/or completed this month: we've had our best February to date! ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag will be receiving checks in the next few weeks, and it's all thanks for your ongoing support of CurlyRed and our efforts. Thanks again—we love […]

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Published: February 20, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that 10% of any new project that we start and/or finish in the month of February 2019 with CurlyRed will go directly to ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag! Adelante Latina is our Baltimore FFF recipient. It's a free college prep program for academically promising Latinas of limited means in Baltimore […]

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Published: February 13, 2019

This past Friday, our CurlyRed team had the pleasure of launching a new, fully custom and responsive WordPress for Hamel Builders, one of the most successful privately held construction companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. The website features stunning imagery of construction projects, a bold color palette and color overlays, and clean typography. Here's what our client […]

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Published: January 31, 2019

A few months ago, I was listening to this great podcast called Sleeping at Last, and decided that I was totally stealing this guy's idea (well sort of). Ryan O'Neal is a musician, and he likes to weave his family and friends’ “digital fingerprints” into his music. Last year, when CurlyRed turned 11, I posted an image on my social media channels celebrating some […]

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Published: January 25, 2019

Where has this month gone? We can't believe that our 12 year anniversary is so quickly approaching (on January 31st), and that one week from today is the first day of "First Fruits February!" If you haven't been following along, each year CurlyRed chooses two organizations to which we donate. 10% of any new project […]

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Published: January 9, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig is proud to serve on the Garrett County Arts Council, and was delighted to help out with the design and layout of Ginseng, the annual literary publication that GCAC releases each year. Mary McEwen, GCAC president, says in her opening letter of Ginseng, "In your hands is the culminating project of talented […]

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