CurlyRed | A Design Blog


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This area is a place to explore design ideas and inspiration, share recent work and testimonials, and let you know about upcoming CurlyRed and art-related events happening in Garrett County, MD and beyond.

If you would like to contribute or be featured in this blog, please contact Kendall at kendall@curlyred.com.


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: May 19, 2021

We are so proud of our spring intern, Olivia Weeks, who has completed her program at Garrett College! We're also super excited to announce that we will be officially adding Olivia to our CurlyRed team. Starting next week, she will be our new Junior Designer! Her natural eye for design, great work ethic and strong […]

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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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Published: February 16, 2021

You know that feeling when you get to work on a totally unique project? That was our experience at CurlyRed working on the visual brand for WheelzUp Adventures.  Inspired by CEO Mandela's love of the outdoors and his African heritage, we went to work. After researching traditional tribal patterns and color palettes, we created a […]

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Published: February 12, 2021

article and illustration by CurlyRed intern, Olivia Weeks Happy “Galentines” day from CurlyRed! Here are six ways you can celebrate this year with all the lovely ladies in your life in this crazy time:  Brunch picnic: What better way to celebrate love and friendship is there than by eating food? Packing a fancy picnic brunch […]

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Published: February 1, 2021

14 years ago, I began CurlyRed, and I continue to feel absurdly blessed to own my own business, doing something that I love while providing for our family.   I thought (since we can't do an in-person shindig) it would be nice to commemorate the day by honoring 14 people who have helped me get […]

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Published: January 27, 2021

At CurlyRed., it's such much fun to help our clients to create a new visual identity and new online presence! We loved working with Allegheny Trail House, Frostburg’s first and only farm-to- table bed and breakfast. The home is located in historic downtown Frostburg – within walking distance to the FSU campus, unique restaurants, shops and, yes, […]

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Published: January 20, 2021

Beginning Monday, February 1st, CurlyRed will donate 10% of all profits for the month to one non-profit in Baltimore, and one local non-profit here in Western Maryland. Our Baltimore recipient is World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Clinic! They advise and represent immigrants and their family members in immigration matters such as the following: Consultations so […]

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Published: January 13, 2021

Say hello to our newest graphic design intern, Olivia! We're excited to have her on board this spring, and look forward to seeing what he'll accomplish during her time with CurlyRed. Here's a few things we've learned about Olivia: Where are you attending college? What are you going to school? What’s your dream career? I […]

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Published: January 6, 2021

We are honored that local publication, Lake-Front Magazine, has decided to feature CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig this month! You can read the full article here.

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Published: January 2, 2021

At CurlyRed, we're kicking off the new year with updates to our website, www.curlyred.com! We hope you enjoy and Happy 2021!

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Published: December 9, 2020

Our client, the Dove Center in Oakland, MD 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. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is the Festival of Trees. In July, they made the heartbreaking decision to cancel […]

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Published: December 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen our 2021 First Fruits February recipients! CurlyRed will donate 10% of all profits in February 2021 to one non-profit in Baltimore, and one local non-profit here in Western Maryland. Our Baltimore recipient is World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Clinic! They advise and represent immigrants and their […]

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