CurlyRed | A Design Blog


Published: November 25, 2020

Even during this crazy year, we have much to be grateful for. Like YOU—we're thankful for each of you! We hope you have a safe and joyful holiday. Our offices will be closed, beginning at 3pm today through this Sunday, November 29th. If you need assistance while we're away, feel free to reach out to […]

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Published: November 24, 2020

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday! If you'd like to #shopsmall and #shoplocal this holiday, we still have a limited number of all three of our CurlyRed candles available (lovingly made by Ellicott City's Sihaya & Company). Candles are one for $12, or two for $20. Just message us to place your order, and we […]

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Published: November 18, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends, CurlyRed has had the immense pleasure of serving you for the past (almost) 14 years. During this time, many things have changed, but our commitment to “good design for everyone” has not wavered. We care deeply about creating usable art at affordable rates and working as hard as we can to […]

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Published: September 22, 2020

Join us at our brand new space at 108 South Second St. in the historic Republican newspaper building! Located in downtown Oakland, our office is now directly above The Gallery Shop and professional offices for The Garrett County Arts Council and Oakland Arts & Entertainment District. After the ribbon cutting with Garrett County's Chamber of […]

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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: 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: 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 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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Happy holidays from CurlyRed
Published: December 17, 2019

Today is our last day before holiday break, so we want to take a moment to thank each of you: our clients, family and friends. It's been a wonderful year of new adventures and growth, and we look forward to seeing what 2020 will bring. Tidings of peace and joy to you and your loved […]

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Published: December 3, 2019

Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! At CurlyRed, we want to take today to give thanks to the incredible non-profits who trust us to bring their vision to life. We are in awe of the incredible, often thankless work they do to better this planet we share. Here's a list of some of the non-profits that we […]

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Published: November 22, 2019

We love shopping local and supporting small businesses. Saturday, November 30 is officially Small Business Saturday in the United States. Last year 104 million shoppers spent a record high of $17.8 billion on Small Business Saturday. This Small Business Saturday we encourage you to Shop Local! CurlyRed is excited to announce that we, along with our […]

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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 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: 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 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: 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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Published: December 22, 2017

So long, 2017! We wish you a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter, and a safe and magical start of 2018. Our CurlyRed office will be closed starting today at 5pm, and we'll re-open Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. Please continue to check CurlyRed's blog (curlyreddesign.blogspot.com) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/curlyreddesign) for updates and CurlyRed news.

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Published: December 20, 2017

We love bringing clients full-circle. In 2008 (when we were brand-new!), CurlyRed helped Annapolis-based, computer programming company Wyetech create their visual branding. Mark Goss is the president of Wyetech (fun fact: he's also cousin-by-marriage to president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig). Mark approached us this year, ready to up his online presence game. We […]

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Published: December 14, 2017

We hired Hagerstown student Kylie Magnis as our new CurlyRed design intern this month. So we decided to grill her with a few questions about her childhood, art, creativity, and women in business. Read Kylie's answers to our burning questions here: 1. Where do you go to school, and when do you expect to graduate? […]

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Published: December 4, 2017

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted their non-profit for consideration for CurlyRed's 2018 First Fruits February! We had several great choices, and two extra-special organizations to stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in Baltimore, MD and one in Garrett County, MD. Congratulations […]

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Published: November 29, 2017

Next Wednesday night is going to be an epic time! _________ SHOW US YOUR MASK & CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY DEC 6TH, 7PM AT THE ELEPHANT At the end of this year B'More Creatives will be closing as a networking group for women in the creative profession in Baltimore. Join us for a private celebration on […]

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Published: November 28, 2017

#givingtuesday is a wonderful day of giving back to organizations that desperately need it! Our favorite global non-profit is Compassion International, where you can sponsor a child in need and change his or her life! This upcoming February of 2018, we'd like to donate the full 10% to one Maryland-based non-profit, suggested by you. We've […]

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Published: November 20, 2017

We've had the pleasure of being part of am amazing (and free) networking group called B'More Creatives, since the very beginning. M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, was also had the honor of serving on the board of directors for the past 5 or 6 years. But Kendall, along with fellow leader […]

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Published: November 15, 2017

Our dear friend, Bridget Manley, created the Birds in a Tree podcast about parenting. The good, the bad, the hard and the glorious, all from the perspective of different parents each episode. From left: Mark Ludwig, vice-president, CurlyRed; daughter Juliette; daughter Margot; M. Kendall Ludwig, president, CurlyRed She asked M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal […]

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Published: November 8, 2017

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted their non-profit for consideration for CurlyRed's 2018 First Fruits February! We had several great choices, and two extra-special organizations to stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in Baltimore, MD and one in Garrett County, MD. Congratulations […]

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Published: October 11, 2017

From the moment we learned about The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar — serving colorful, unexpected and funky sushi rolls in Navarre, Florida and Sewickley, Pennsylvania — we KNEW we could design something really special for them. Our CurlyRed team set out to create a fully custom and responsive WordPress website that would showcase the sushi […]

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Published: October 4, 2017

October is a wonderful month for Western Maryland—especially in Garrett County. Here are a few things we are excited to be a part of: The GOBA 50/50 Go Greater Raffle Oakland, Maryland is being revitalized. And CurlyRed (now located in Mtn. Lake Park, considered Greater Oakland) is very pleased to be on the GOBA Marketing […]

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Published: September 20, 2017

Happy Wednesday, friends! That is the last installment of a three-part series (you can find part one here and part two here). These are some of the most important things I’ve learned since moving our family and my business 200 miles west, from Baltimore to Mountain Lake Park, MD (near the West Virginia line). I hope these […]

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Published: September 14, 2017

Thanks for following along, everyone!Here's some more tidbits I’ve learned over the past year since relocating my life (and CurlyRed) 200 miles west to Garrett County, MD:6. It’s easy to become overcommitted anywhere. As I shared last week, being overcommitted and having little or no margin in my life was a driving force in our move. But […]

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Published: September 6, 2017

written by: M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer, CurlyRed Now that my year-long experiment of positing to Instagram once a day is over, I've had some time to reflect on what I've learned. In both my personal and professional life, some things have changed quite a bit, and some things haven't.I figured I'd start […]

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Published: August 22, 2017

CurlyRed Inc. is a local branding, print and web graphic design company that is looking an intern for Fall 2017. This internship is open to college students working on their degree in website or digital design and/or development. It is an unpaid position, preferably for college credit. The days/hours for this internship are very flexible, […]

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Published: August 16, 2017

A client CurlyRed has enjoyed working with from quite some time is also the best place in Baltimore to go for a facial or massage: Ojas. We wanted to feature them today because they are celebrating the opening of a brand new location in Cockeysville and we've loved watching them grow! We adore the philosophy […]

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Published: August 5, 2017

We’re closing up shop to spend some fun family time down the ocean, hon! Our office will re-open Friday, August 11th. If you have any immediate needs before then, please contact our office assistant Alandra at 410.878.2068 or office@curlyred.com.

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Published: July 12, 2017

We have a special announcement today: In addition to our Certification as a Minority Business Enterprise with the State of Maryland, CurlyRed has now been named an SBA Certified HUBZone Firm! Why does this matter? The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal […]

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Published: July 5, 2017

We’ve worked on so many fun projects this year! And this one was no exception, because it combined three things we love: in this case, The Baltimore Ravens, reading and helping children. The Maryland Book Bank is a Baltimore-based non-profit that distributes over 150,000 free books to children, teachers, schools and organizations each year! We […]

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Published: June 21, 2017

A few folks have asked for the notes from my presentation from last Friday for The Baltimore Business Journal. So I've done one better—here are the take-aways from my talk. _____ This is my car, the one my husband found for me last October. It's a red Mini Cooper Countryman, and as I soon found out—it's […]

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Published: June 6, 2017

In CurlyRed's ten years of business, I had a first last week:I attended the funeral of a client. W.C. Bird, passed away unexpectedly on May 22nd, 2017 from heart complications. I had only known him a few short months. We were paired together after he invented and secured a patent for a baseball/softball training tool. W.C. […]

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Published: May 24, 2017

So exciting! CurlyRed had the awesome opportunity to create the branding and print design for this fun event (happening in one week), and here's what our client, Jessica Fike (who's helping organize this event), had to say: “THANKS A MILLION for your participation in this event, Kendall! You’ve been wonderful to work with and I appreciate […]

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Published: May 18, 2017

Here's Mark, rocking a new 'do and favorite “old man sweater.” We wanted to share a little more of Mark's story with you: his training, passions, and career moves that has led him to become CurlyRed's “web guru.” Mark has a very unique approach to online design and development, and brings his joy and silliness […]

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Published: May 10, 2017

Projects are always so much more fun when you’re helping friends reach their goals. This project was no exception. Faye Rivkin is exceedingly talented and an all-around great woman. We’ve run in the same networking and creative circles for years, so it was CurlyRed's pleasure to create a fully-custom, responsive WordPress website that was as […]

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Published: April 27, 2017

We are pleased to show you CurlyRed's newest fully custom and responsive WordPress website project: Concept Wood Design, a Maryland wood shop for lovers of natural wood creations. From CWD's website: We select wood from the best available for the project. We strive to capture the wonder and beauty of nature’s gift to us. We […]

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Published: April 20, 2017

Happy Thursday, everyone! We’re excited that M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer, will be presenting on the following dates: 1. Friday, April 28th, 2017, 2pm. Kendall will be presenting at the Power of Possibilities Summit on “How to Create a Dynamic and Powerful Website.” This talk will explore the different options one has when […]

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