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Published: September 17, 2020

We're excited to announce that our CurlyRed Ribbon Cutting for our new space has been scheduled with the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce! Please save the date for Friday, October 2nd at 4:30pm! More details and official invite to follow next week.

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Published: September 9, 2020

The new branding for The Tiny Corner Bike Shop might be one the strangest requests we've ever gotten for a logo (a T-rex on a Victorian penny-farthing). But we can't help but LOVE how it turned out! This small-town bike shop (opening next month!) will support the greater Oakland, Maryland area and offer bike repairs, […]

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Published: September 2, 2020

It's feeling like autumn here in Garrett County today, so here's a sneak peek of the our newest custom candle creation for CurlyRed! Coming soon!

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Published: August 26, 2020

CurlyRed had the immense honor of designing and developing a custom, responsive website for the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD.The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and access to the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. We have served as one of 24 County arts agencies in the state […]

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Published: August 12, 2020

Doing a giveaway today! Head over to our CurlyRed Facebook or Insta pages to get your free CurlyRed sticker while supplies last!

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Published: August 5, 2020

Garrett Mentors were the winners of our CurlyRed design giveaway this past spring, and we were so happy to use that design time to create all-new branding for their organization! Garrett Mentors is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 serving Garrett County, Maryland. They are committed to providing the Pre-kindergarten through grade five children in […]

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Published: July 29, 2020

Say hello to our newest graphic design intern, Ondrea! We're excited to have her on board this fall, and look forward to seeing what he'll accomplish during her time with CurlyRed. Here's a few things we've learned about Ondrea: Where do you go to school and when do you expect to graduate? I attend West […]

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Published: July 8, 2020

So this project was super cool because the Anglican Episcopal Cathedral of The Good Shepherd is our second ever international client (hailing all the way from Lima, Peru!) This congregation was looking for a simple landing page design with  information and an easy-to-follow guide on how to give. When they approached us at CurlyRed, we […]

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Published: July 1, 2020

At CurlyRed, recently we have been busy bees!  On top of serving our retainer clients, and taking on new branding and print projects, we launched 4 new websites last month (might be a record for us?) including these two: Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE) The ANPCE was established in 2015 as a way […]

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Published: June 24, 2020

Even though we're still a few months away from being ready to move into our new CurlyRed office, we've been dreaming of decor that compliments CurlyRed's style AND the beautiful historic architecture of the old Republican newspaper building. Perhaps a pinup-covered coffee table paired with some lux velvet curtains? A mid-century desk and a funky […]

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Published: June 9, 2020

Oakland, MD — CurlyRed, a local branding, print and web design firm are moving their downtown Oakland office location from 204 Alder St. to 108 South Second St. in the historic Republican newspaper building, directly above The Gallery Shop and professional offices for The Garrett County Arts Council and Oakland Arts & Entertainment District. M. […]

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Published: June 4, 2020

Important CurlyRed announcement coming soon!

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Published: May 21, 2020

  It's been several years since we created this branding for our friend Beth Scott, owner of the Wellness Living Company: It was a fun, whimsical project (and featured the silhouettes of her own 3 children, how cool is that?). But recently, Beth's product line of lotion, sunscreen, bug spray and especially her Elderberry Syrup […]

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Published: May 14, 2020

We signed the Maryland Strong Back to Business pledge and are committed to continuing to serve you and keep our team and our clients as safe as possible. Thanks for your support!

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Published: May 13, 2020

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed Are you tired of feeling isolated and in need of authentic community right now? I hear you. This isn't some list to fix things, or a way to ignore the pain and suffering that's happening around the world right now—but simply a few ideas that […]

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Published: April 22, 2020

At CurlyRed, we know things are hard right now—especially for small businesses and non-profits (and pretty much all of our clients fall into those categories). We'd like to help. So we're giving away a FREE PRINT DESIGN PACKAGE (a $500+ value) to one lucky small business or non-profit. It could be an ad design, a […]

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Published: April 14, 2020

—by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer, CurlyRed Weeks before life (as we knew it) would change for all of us, I thought it would be a good idea to completely give up any personal use of social media for Lent. During those 40 days, I discovered a few things that I hope will be […]

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Published: March 25, 2020

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Published: March 18, 2020

CurlyRed has moved to working virtually with both our team and with client meetings, but we are keeping normal hours to serve you during this time. If your business or organization would like to discuss ways to adapt to this ever-changing climate, please don't hesitate to contact us. Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash

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Published: March 18, 2020

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. —Desmond Tutu It's easy to become swept up the in fear and worry in such uncertain times. But now, more than ever, we must look for ways to bring forth peace, love and faith that we will get through this […]

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Published: February 25, 2020

Take a look at this new branding, identity system and leave behind print pieces with created for Goodwill Retirement Community in Grantsville, MD! Brochure photography by Logan Marks of Marks Media 🙌 

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Published: February 12, 2020

Do you have weekend plans? If not, get excited—there are several local events happening that promise to drive anyone's “February blahs” away. And not one of them requires a Valentine (thank goodness, the only good thing about that Hallmark holiday is the chocolate, are we right?). The 39 Steps at Our Town Theatre Adapted by […]

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Published: February 6, 2020

Sometime a client comes along and you just know that it was meant to be. We met Pat and Michelle Hudnall, owners of  The Vagabond Taproom on Alder Street in downtown Oakland, through the Mountaintop Soccer Association. Their son was on a team with our oldest daughter, and we became friends quickly after that. So […]

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Published: January 28, 2020

Are you ready to Charleston with us? We’ll be doing a Gatsby-style party in downtown Oakland, Maryland THIS FRIDAY, January 31st to celebrate 13 wonderful years of CurlyRed. We’re inviting our clients, friends and family to join us in kicking off a new decade of good design for everyone. We'll be meeting at Sipside Lounge at […]

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CurlyRed First Fruit February 2020
Published: January 21, 2020

Do you love the month of February? Yeah, we used to hate it too. But then we decided to make the most of what can be a cold, dreary month. Back in 2017, CurlyRed began choosing two organizations (one here in Garrett County, and one in our hometown of Baltimore) to which we donate 10% […]

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Published: January 15, 2020

Happy 2020 everyone! We’ll be doing a Gatsby-style party in downtown Oakland, Maryland on Friday, January 31st to celebrate 13 wonderful years of CurlyRed. We’re inviting our clients, friends and family to join us in kicking off a new decade of good design for everyone. We'll be meeting at Sipside Lounge at 5pm for cocktails, […]

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CurlyRed Save the Date
Published: January 10, 2020

Happy 2020 everyone! We hope your year have gotten off to a great start. Here at CurlyRed, we’ve got a ton of new projects kicking off and we can't wait to share them with you. But first: we’re really excited to celebrate THIRTEEN YEARS of CurlyRed at the end of the month! We’ll be doing […]

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