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Published: February 27, 2024

We love working with nonprofits and helping them in their quest to do good work. The mission of The Community Trust Foundation, Inc. is to strengthen the region by working in partnership with donors and community groups. They accomplish that mission by building philanthropic resources, connecting donors to organizations and programs they care about, making […]

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Published: February 21, 2024

Thank you so much to Points North Studio for the feature! For The Love of Design and Color: If your love language includes color swatches, fonts, and patterns, then please swipe right on us! This is an appreciation post about the amazing designers we have in our network. Take a moment to read about their […]

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Published: February 14, 2024

If we gave you a conversation heart, it would read: “Why are you so awesome?” Wishing you a Valentine's Day full of moments of love and joy (and dare we say chocolate?).

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Published: January 31, 2024

We are thrilled to be celebrating 17 years of business! To our clients, friends and family: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and love. We know that remaining in business for this long is a gift, and we don't take that lightly. We hope to keep providing good design for […]

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Published: January 24, 2024

On January 31st, CurlyRed will turn 17 YEARS OLD (can you believe it?). CurlyRed clients, partners and friends: Join us on Wednesday, January 31st, from 4:30-7pm, for this free event to celebrate 17 years of CurlyRed! Enjoy some light refreshments right where the CurlyRed magic happens (208 South Second Street in Oakland)! We simply ask […]

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Published: January 17, 2024

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! This year our Garrett County recipient is Stephen's Table and our "beyond" recipient is The Embassy Theatre in Cumberland, MD. You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. Stephen's Table is a ministry of The Episcopal Church in Garrett County. […]

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Published: January 10, 2024

Dear Clients and Friends, CurlyRed has had the privilege of serving you for the past (almost) 17 years. We have grown and evolved much in that time, but our commitment to “good design for everyone” has not wavered. We care deeply about providing creative and timeless branding, print and web solutions, while still meeting our […]

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Published: December 22, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig For the past 4 or 5 years, we gather our family and friends and go caroling around our neighborhood. It's always freezing cold and clear as we carefully traverse the hills of Mountain Lake Park for about an hour before heading to a neighbor's house for […]

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Published: December 14, 2023

If you're still looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer that's regionally and women-made, we've got you covered! There's a very limited quantity of CurlyRed candles left for purchase. Our newest scent for 2023 is Soothing Siren: a refreshing and rejuvenating ambiance of 💜 lavender and 🌿 mint! Other scents available: 🍂 Smoke & Siren,🌲Cedar & […]

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Published: December 7, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig When I was a child at Christmastime, delight was a daily experience. Seeing the lights and decorations around me, singing carols, baking cookies, finding Christmas cards in our mailbox, checking my stocking to see if there was anything inside, parties with loved ones, getting to "shop" […]

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Published: November 30, 2023

We love colorful, creative branding projects! Our friend Andrew Nelson approached CurlyRed about creating a visual brand for his newest endeavor, Autism Community Consultants. This organization would be working with businesses and non-profits to make spaces more inclusive to individuals living on the spectrum. Andrew wanted the initials to be the main focus in a […]

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Published: November 17, 2023

CurlyRed candles are now back in stock, while supplies last! Our newest scent for 2023 is Soothing Siren: a refreshing and rejuvenating ambiance of 💜 lavender and 🌿 mint! Other scents available: 🍂 Smoke & Siren,🌲Cedar & Siren, 🍪 Cinnamon & Siren, 🎃 Spice & Siren, and ☕️ Espresso & Siren. These candles are custom-made […]

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Published: November 8, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Imagine you are a surgeon. A patient comes to you and says: “I need to have this heart procedure done, but I want to make sure I'm choosing the best surgeon. I'll tell you what, I'm going to have you and two of your fellow surgeons […]

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Published: November 2, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Nurture is a verb that means “care for and encourage the growth or development of.” As we head into the colder weather, shorter days and the demands of the holiday season, the idea of nurturing ourselves or others may become difficult. When I get busy, I […]

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Published: October 30, 2023

Ohio-South Farm Products is a Specialty Foods company rooted in Central Ohio. Their great tasting products are made fresh from the farm with healthy, natural ingredients. Ohio-South markets to national distributors, wholesale customers, grocery stores, restaurants, and online direct to consumer. Many of our products were created by hardworking Specialty Food Industry entrepreneurs and sold […]

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Published: October 11, 2023

CurlyRed candles will be back in stock this fall, and we are adding Soothing Siren to our collection—a refreshing and rejuvenating ambiance of 💜 lavender and 🌿 mint! Other scents available: 🍂 Smoke & Siren,🌲Cedar & Siren, 🍪 Cinnamon & Siren, 🎃 Spice & Siren, and ☕️ Espresso & Siren. These candles are custom-made by […]

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Published: October 11, 2023

Visit our CurlyRed building this weekend: now featuring a brand new mural to celebrate one year of Jitterbug! If you haven’t been by our CurlyRed building in a bit, you’re in for a treat! CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks has created something incredibly special on the alley wall where the Jitterbug Movement Studio entrance is […]

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Published: October 6, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig To those who know me well, it will come to literally no surprise that my favorite season is Autumn. I have a hard time understanding how people are not obsessed with the leaves changing color each year. Our family is so ridiculously blessed to live in […]

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Published: October 3, 2023

Say hello to our newest CurlyRed graphic design intern, Luci Dawson! Here's a little more about Luci: Where are you attending college? When are you graduating? What is your concentration? What’s your dream career? I’m attending Garrett College, and I’m graduating this fall. My concentration is graphic and web design, and my dream career is […]

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Published: September 14, 2023

At CurlyRed, we love our client Jessica Fike, and the way she approaches her work. She's always striving to think of everything her clients might need, and to be viewing as the ultimate Deep Creek resource. Since she does so much group outdoor photography in Garrett County, she asked us to create a color resource […]

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Published: September 11, 2023

Do you live in or around Garrett County and want to get moving this fall? We’d love to have you join our sister company, Jitterbug Movement Studio! Jitterbug is a safe space (located in the CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street) for all ages & bodies. However, many of our classes are already full […]

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Published: September 6, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my 42nd birthday. I took the day off work, and spent quality time paddle boarding, reading outside and enjoying our firepit with our family and friends. And if that wasn't enough, I also made a point of eating the […]

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Published: August 24, 2023

Our Ladies Night Out event is still on tonight, rain or shine (we're keeping our fingers crossed for NO rain!). Please join us at 5pm in downtown Oakland for Store specials, live music, wine & cheese pairing, vendors and more!

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Published: August 3, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M/ Kendall Ludwig Do you have a scarcity mindset? Since moving to Garrett County almost 7 years ago, there's a pattern I've witnessed (especially among business professionals). Don't get me wrong—I saw it in Baltimore too. It's just much more obvious here. What I've witnessed is folks trapped in […]

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Published: July 26, 2023

Summer in Garrett County means farmer's market and CurlyRed is fortunate enough to be right across the street from Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets, Oakland, Maryland! Our client, Backbone Farm wanted some custom illustrated stickers featuring their produce, meat and flowers. Our junior designer, Olivia Weeks, was happy to take the project on! She also put this great reel […]

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Published: July 19, 2023

Say hello to our newest graphic design intern, Margot Ludwig (yes, she just may also be the oldest child of Kendall and Mark)! She expressed interest in learning more about graphic design, so we look forward to seeing what she'll learn here at CurlyRed. Here's a little more about Margot: Where are you attending school? […]

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Published: July 5, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Life is a journey, not a destination —that catchphrase is all well and good, except for all of those times when you just want to get there already. I don't know about you, but this idea bring on the continuous journey that is life can be […]

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Published: June 22, 2023

CurlyRed received a grant from the Backing Small Businesses program presented by American Express, in partnership with Main Street America. These grants provide financial support to small business owners to address critical needs and make a positive impact in their local communities. Grants of $5,000 have been awarded to 350 small business owners, and we […]

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Published: May 31, 2023

The Foundation for International Aid to Animals (FIAA) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes humane and responsible treatment and training of domestic animals and advocates natural conservation of wild animals and global biodiversity. FIAA began in 2001 when its founder, Mindy Camponeschi, was inspired by what she saw as a compelling need for […]

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Published: May 22, 2023

Over the weekend, our spring intern Whitney Reall graduated from Garrett College with an Associates Degree in both Science and Applied Science. She recently also accepted a job here in Oakland, Maryland as a graphic designer! We are so proud of you, Whitney!

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Published: April 5, 2023

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed I'm a big fan of the Enneagram, an ancient personality tool that's helped me better understand myself and how I relate to those around me. I am a type 4, and one of 4's top values is authenticity (and so I made it the word […]

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Published: March 29, 2023

An exciting venture many years in the making, the Baltimore Street Redevelopment Project was born from the need to replace the aging infrastructure beneath Baltimore Street. As the bricks on the Pedestrian Mall would need to be removed to address the infrastructure issues, a street plan was envisioned to concurrently reimagine the Mall by opening […]

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Published: March 1, 2023

Looking at various “m” words, I ultimately landed on marvelous as our CurlyRed word of the month for March. Besides meaning “causing great wonder” and “extraordinary,” it's also this delightfully old-fashioned word that should be used more often (outside of hilarious comedies set in the 60s or in a comic-book-turned-movie universe). Perhaps when folks ask […]

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Published: February 22, 2023

In the 2022 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 474, sponsored by Senators George Edwards, Paul Corderman and Katie Hester. The legislation called for the creation of the Senator George C. Edwards Fund and established the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board to review, evaluate and rate applications for funding from the […]

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Published: February 8, 2023

*****NEW DATE: Join us February 16th! Same time, same place**** After years of being thwarted by Covid-19 we are SO EXCITED to be back and better than ever! Garrett County's first Women's Networking Event of 2023 is set for Thursday, February 16th at noon at Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub! The featured speaker is Kendall […]

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Published: February 1, 2023

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! This year our Garrett County recipient is Pop Pop's Path and our Baltimore recipient is Ballet After Dark (BAD). You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. Pop Pop’s Path is a brand new local non-profit dedicated to raising awareness […]

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Published: January 31, 2023

CurlyRed turns Sweet Sixteen today, wooohooo! Over breakfast, I was reminiscing about some of the harder things I've faced in the past 16 years. Like in 2008, when the recession hit and I lost the few clients I had and had to start all over again. Like in 2009, when a former client threatened to […]

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Published: January 25, 2023

Just a reminder: CurlyRed is turning 16 YEARS OLD (can you believe it?). And if you know us, you know we love a theme (as if!). So plan to join us and channel your inner Kurt Cobian, Cher from Clueless, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or any other 90's icon and join us at The Vagabond […]

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Published: January 11, 2023

*****NEW DATE: Join us January 26th! Same time, same place**** After years of being thwarted by Covid-19 we are SO EXCITED to be back and better than ever! Garrett County's first Women's Networking Event of 2023 is set for Thursday, Jan. 19 at noon at Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub! 👭 The featured speaker is […]

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Published: January 4, 2023

This year, we are going to pick a word for each month that starts with the same letter that starts the month name, and then our junior designer Olivia is going to create a sweet custom illustration around that word! Jubilee felt like a great word to kick off 2023. Not only does the word […]

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Published: December 23, 2022

Our team at CurlyRed would like to thank you for another wonderful year! As usual, we will be closing down our office between Christmas and New Years' for some much-needed rest and relaxation with our loved ones. Our offices will be reopening on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. All phone messages and emails will be answered […]

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Published: December 14, 2022

Our president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig had the honor of being interviewed by the Mountain Maryland Mamas, and the episode is now live! It was a really great conversation about how Kendall and her family ended up in Garrett County, the businesses and non-profits we’ve served, and Kendall's newest endeavor, Jitterbug Movement Studio […]

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Published: December 7, 2022

If you'd like to place a candle order for delivery, we encourage you to do so this week to arrive in plenty of time for the holidays! You can also stop by our CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street, Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm to pick out your candles in person. Just […]

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Published: December 1, 2022

by M. Kendall Ludwig, CurlyRed president and principal designer Joy is a really tricky thing. It's fleeting, and it seems (in my experience) that the more I try to hold onto it, the more it wants to slip through my fingers. But someone wise told me recently that joy is something we need to choose […]

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Published: November 23, 2022

We are so grateful to each of you for supporting us this year, especially in our transition to buying a new building here in Oakland, and the opening of Jitterbug, our comprehensive dance studio. To everyone who’s come out to take a class or attended our salsa workshop, thank you from the bottom of our […]

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Published: November 17, 2022

“I wish I knew what to post.” “I don't have time to worry about social media.” “I should be posting online, but I don't even know where to start.” When thinking about your company or organization's goals for 2023, where does your presence on social media fit in? Do you have a plan of what […]

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Published: November 10, 2022

There are so many great events happening all over Garrett County over the next few weeks to kick off the holidays! Here are just a few that we are especially excited about: Next Thursday the 17th • 5:30-7:30pm Ladies! Please join us for a special "Shop Small" edition of AAUW's Cocktails and Convos at the […]

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Published: October 26, 2022

We're currently celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland! The 150th Anniversary Committee has been commemorating our rich county heritage throughout all of 2022 at each of the municipalities’ annual celebrations. There was an extremely well-attended special community celebration event at the Garrett County Fairgrounds just last month. As part of this celebration, a commemorative […]

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Published: October 19, 2022

Jitterbug is a comprehensive movement studio located in the rear of the CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street, in the heart of downtown Oakland, (an Arts & Entertainment district). It will offer a diverse range of movement classes, including but not limited to various forms and styles of dance, yoga and wellness classes, and […]

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Published: October 12, 2022

One of the best weeks of the year has finally arrived in Garrett County—Autumn Glory! We're excited to celebrate in our new space, just down the street from the Grand Feature Parade route. Our sister company, Jitterbug Movement Studio, is celebrating by offering demo classes on Friday and an open house on Saturday. If you'd […]

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Published: October 5, 2022

by president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig What is it about being a business owner that makes one think we have to project an air of success and confidence all of the time? I can remember clearly when I was early in my CurlyRed days, and how important it was at the time to […]

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Published: September 26, 2022

Lavender Mint and Autumn Leaves, Clove and Smoke are currently TIED for the next CurlyRed candle! Which one will come out on top? Vote here (voting ends Friday)!

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Published: September 22, 2022

Say hello to our newest web design intern, Jackson! We're excited to have him on board 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 Jackson: Where are you attending school? What are you going to school? What’s your dream career? I […]

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Published: September 14, 2022

What scent should we create next? Options are: • Chocolate-covered strawberry • Lavender mint • Autumn leaves, clove, and smoke Voting closes Sept 30th. Thanks for participating! Vote for CurlyRed's next candle by clicking here!

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Published: September 7, 2022

Join us at our brand new CurlyRed building at 208 South Second St. in the former CMCI building! The location is just behind Englander's and right across the street from the town parking lot, in the heart of downtown Oakland (an Oakland Arts & Entertainment District). After the ribbon cutting with Garrett County Chamber of […]

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Published: September 1, 2022

It's been an eventful week for us. This past Monday, CurlyRed joined the ranks of property owners in downtown Oakland and purchased the former CMCI building at 208 South Second Street St, Oakland, MD 21550. The location is just behind Englander's and right across the street from the town parking lot, in the heart of […]

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Published: August 24, 2022

Join Kendall for a free Hip-hop class at the Deep Creek Farmers Market market this Friday! Learn fun combinations while getting a great workout. All ages and levels welcome, just wear sneakers and comfortable clothing you can move in! M. Kendall Ludwig is the president and principal designer of CurlyRed, and believes in good design […]

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Published: August 17, 2022

First, a bit of history: Sunkissed Tanning was established in 2013 by owner Alice when she decided to venture away from her 28-year career as a dump truck driver to pursue a bigger dream of owning her own business. Alice brought on her daughter, Hanna, as co-owner and service provider to help build on to […]

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Published: August 11, 2022

If you've been following along, we are fortunate enough to have Olivia Weeks as our CurlyRed junior designer. Olivia came to us with a passion for illustration, and we've put her passion to good use. She has now created custom illustration work for multiple clients, and the results have been extraordinary. Shown above is the […]

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Published: August 3, 2022

by CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig I'm in a season where I really need to be brave. I'm in the midst of doing some new things, and those new things are scary. Fear can be helpful. It can also be debilitating. It got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite books on creativity, […]

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Published: July 20, 2022

Have you joined our CurlyRed email list yet? We don't send emails out often, but we have some super important information coming soon, so message us to sign up if you don't want to miss it! Photo by Atomic Cheesecake Studios

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Published: July 13, 2022

There are always so many great things happening in the summertime here in western Maryland, but we wanted to highlight A few things that are near and dear to our hearts: M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed is thrilled to be part of the incredible cast of the musical RENT (and it […]

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Published: July 7, 2022

by CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig Do you feel like you have a little too much on your plate right now? Because I sure do. My sister-in-law recently made the kind comment that I'm really good at the work-like balance thing, and as much as I would love to believe her, I'm […]

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Published: May 25, 2022

As our client, The Greater Cumberland Committee (TGCC), celebrates its 21st anniversary, our team at CurlyRed was delighted to create an annual report for them. The goal of this report was to help TGCC “share what they’ve accomplished, what’s next, and to honor those incredible individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and hours of hard work […]

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Published: May 4, 2022

Good morning and May the 4th be with you! Silly memes aside, this year has been a strange one so far. As infection rates decrease, things in Garrett County are opening back up and our schedules are getting much busier. While it's wonderful to be out and about, reconnecting in person with friends and family […]

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Published: April 27, 2022

According to TechTarget, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals, including people of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures and sexual orientations. This also covers people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and expertise. […]

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Published: April 22, 2022

In honor of Earth Day today, we encourage you to donate to our CurlyRed client and friends at The Foundation for International Aid to Animals (FIAA). They are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes humane and responsible treatment and training of domestic animals and advocates natural conservation of wild animals. They believe that the […]

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Published: April 13, 2022

We hope that you are able to spend some time this weekend with your loved ones, and wish you an Easter full of peace and joy (and candy)! Our CurlyRed offices will close early this Friday, April 15th and will remain closed until Tuesday, April 19th. We will respond to all emails and voice messages […]

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Published: April 6, 2022

So we're now about 1 week into April, and it's still cold and raining again. BLAH! This time of year here in Garrett County is the ultimate tease—a warm sunny day will make you think that spring is finally here, but—guess what?—JUST KIDDING! We might get snow again this weekend. So what are we to […]

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Published: March 23, 2022

CurlyRed had the pleasure of working on two separate projects for the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce that have been unveiled to the public in the last 6 months. The first was a small, but important update to the chamber's branding, to make it more inclusive of all of Garrett County: We also picked a […]

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Published: March 2, 2022

March has officially began, and today marks the first day of Lent, for those who follow the Christian church calendar. Lent can be observed many different ways, but this year it seems like a rather good time to stop and listen. Even in the nature that surrounds us here in Garrett County, we await Spring […]

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Published: February 23, 2022

Mark and Kendall Ludwig of CurlyRed are delighted to be performing in Flash Drive at Our Town Theatre in Oakland, MD! It's brand-new original production, written by local Garrett County playwright Barry Weinberg! Mark also designed the bold and compelling poster and program. A struggling artist on the way to his first gallery show stumbles […]

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Published: February 16, 2022

CurlyRed is pleased to bring you The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Lunch N'Learn on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at noon. Enjoy a light lunch while you learn from an industry professional.  Does Facebook, Instagram and YouTube make you feel overwhelmed (and maybe a little ancient)? Are you tired of customers asking you if […]

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Published: November 30, 2021

Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! At CurlyRed, we are thrilled to announce the two non-profits that will be receiving a portion of our proceeds in February 2022! Our Garrett County recipient is Garrett County Lighthouse and our Baltimore recipient is Pathfinders for Autism. You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. _________________________ Garrett County Lighthouse, […]

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Published: November 23, 2021

Every year at this time, our team at CurlyRed stops and give thanks for the tremendous blessings we've been given—and that includes each and every one of you! We hope you have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving. Our office will be closed this Thursday and Friday so we can spend some quality time with our […]

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Published: October 13, 2021

Baltimore, Md., October 13th, 2021 — The Daily Record selected M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed to receive one of the 2021 Leading Women awards. The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. […]

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Published: October 11, 2021

Such a privilege for CurlyRed to be on the After Hours podcast with Mike Shelah and Alison Haase! Loved chatted about branding and beauty with these two 🙂 Let us know what you think!

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Published: October 7, 2021

At CurlyRed, we've been keeping busy with a lot of web projects and were pleased to launch two brand new websites in September: a web presence for the Southern Garrett High School Alumni Association, and a brand new web presence for business consultant Bob Frazee. Southern Garrett High School Alumni Association is based right here […]

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Published: September 29, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks Without a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite season here. Most GC locals will argue that September has the nicest weather of the entire year. I'd argue that October is pretty damn spectacular as well. Lots of sun, with […]

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Published: September 22, 2021

Beautifully situated and rich in history, Sewickley Quarter in Sewickley, PA is a stunning French Quarter-inspired wedding venue grown from the notion that love and passion combined with intimacy and romance lend itself to the fairytale wedding of your dreams. At CurlyRed, we had the great honor of creating the visual brand for this amazing […]

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Published: September 14, 2021

written by CurlyRed guest blogger Alex Crews More and more businesses today are facing a need to hire outside help for creative efforts. Between web design and logo creation, social media and email marketing campaigns, and content production and broader marketing strategy, creative work has a lot to do with whether a modern business can […]

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Published: September 9, 2021

At CurlyRed, when we find local or online vendors that provide excellent service and high-quality products, we tend to use them over and over (and encourage our clients to use them too!) A while back, we started looking for a vendor to do some die-cut stickers for one of our branding clients, and found Sticker […]

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Published: September 7, 2021

If you've wondered by CurlyRed's Oakland office in the past few days, you'll see something rather special: an amazing umbrella “sculpture” in Banker’s Alley, created by Brenda's Body Shop to benefit Cindy's Fund (a Garrett county non-profit created to help people in our community fighting cancer). In these days full of worry and sadness, we're […]

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Published: September 2, 2021

In honor of the absolutely GLORIOUS fall-like weather we're having here in Garrett County today, here's a clue for our newest custom candle creation for CurlyRed from our friends at Sihaya and Company! Any guesses to our newest scent? More info and a candle giveaway coming soon! Photo by Küflü Çıkın from Pexels

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Published: September 1, 2021

It's officially September, which means that the Autumn Glory Festival is just around the corner! The Town of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association is proud to present the 54th Annual Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade, sponsored by First United Bank and Trust, on Saturday, October 16th at 1pm. CurlyRed is thrilled to be […]

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Published: August 18, 2021

“Oh, I didn't realize you did that, too!” Often, our company is hired for a particular marketing or design project, such as creating a fully custom and responsive website. And then a different need will arise, such as business cards or trade show signage. While it's easy to add items on to a project we're already doing, sometimes […]

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Published: August 4, 2021

Our CurlyRed office will be closed beginning today, Wednesday, August 4th at 5pm until Monday, August 9th, 2021. 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 Riki at office@curlyred.com. And as always, you can follow […]

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Published: July 29, 2021

On Saturday, August 28th, Garrett County will hold a Women's Equality Day Celebration to commemorate the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote (100 years ago)! The celebration will take place from 11am-2pm at Sang Run State Park in HcHenry, MD. There will be a Reenactment Pilgrimage, crafts and food for sale, a re-dedication […]

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Published: June 30, 2021

CurlyRed doesn't often take on wedding identity or stationery projects, but we always make exceptions for friends and loved ones. When Kendall's step-brother Will and bride-to-be Sam approached her about created a custom invite, she happily agreed. But what made this project truly special is that the world-traveling couple wanted the invite and RSVP card […]

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Published: June 23, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks   After living most of my life in Baltimore, I have come to appreciate how very temperate it is here in Garrett County in summer. Today they are calling for a high of 67 degrees! On the 23rd of […]

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Published: June 17, 2021

  One of our newest CurlyRed branding clients is O.M.G. Relax, a local client serving Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding areas. Located at the Fort right off of 219, O.M.G. Relax offers a "30 minute lake escape" via a safe and effective head-to-toe massage in one of their luxurious state-of-the-art Medical Breakthrough massage chairs. […]

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Published: June 9, 2021

The City of Oakland's Kick Off to Summer event is one 3 days away! Activities include a cornhole tournament, Craft Beer Walk, local food vendors, sidewalk sales, artist exhibits, kids activities, Classic Car Show, and much more! And we're particularly excited because M. Kendall and Mark Ludwig will be performing some live music, outside at […]

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Published: May 27, 2021

Isn't it wonderful to be able to do things in-person again? While summer does not begin until June 21st, GOBA’s Events Team is kicking things off Saturday, June 12th with its “Kickoff to Summer” event in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Oakland (home of CurlyRed)! This event will run from 2pm to 6pm. […]

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Published: April 14, 2021

Our Town Theatre in Oakland Maryland is proud to present a virtual performance of the play Hate Mail featuring Jen & Mikey Virts this weekend! --- When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired - and finds a vengeful epistolary […]

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Published: April 7, 2021

CurlyRed is deeply honored to have created the branding used in this important project: What Were You Wearing? A Project Supporting National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Allegany and Garrett County Arts Councils, along with partners Allegany College of Maryland, Dove Center, Family Crisis Resource Center, and Frostburg State University are proud to be part the "What Were You Wearing?" […]

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Published: April 1, 2021

M. Kendall Ludwig is honored to serve as the current president of the Garrett County Arts Council. We are committed to create a more diverse and inclusive community through the arts. GCAC is accepting GRANT applications at www.garrettarts.org through April 12, 2021! Funding is available to organizations in general operating support and for specific programs/projects. […]

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Published: March 24, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed intern Olivia Weeks You've heard the expression "Spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." That is certainly true here in Garrett County. We are starting to see warmer weather, but seasoned resident gardeners warn not to plant anything new […]

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Published: March 10, 2021

At CurlyRed, we have been launching new websites left and right! Two of our most recent web projects have been for Healing Garrett, here in Garrett County, MD and WCL Painting in Anne Arundel County, MD! Healing Garrett is a local non-profit that seeks to create a trauma informed, self-healing community, through education, prevention, and […]

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Published: March 3, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed intern Olivia Weeks Even though winter is technically almost behind us, anyone who lives in this region will tell you that there are still potentially several more weeks of winter left here in Garrett County. Winter is long and intense here. According to […]

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Published: February 24, 2021

At CurlyRed, we've been creating newsletters for FP Growth Partners for over a year! We wanted to sit down with this client and talk about the work we've created for their company. In this 20 minute interview, M. Kendall Ludwig (president and principal designer of CurlyRed) and Justin Drummond (COO | PF Growth Partners, LLC) […]

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