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.

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Published: January 12, 2022

It's a brand new year, and our CurlyRed team is (finally) ready to get back to work! After a rough start (thanks COVID!), we're looking forward to the amazing things we'll create for YOU! But we realized (as we were setting our CurlyRed goals for the year) that we could do a better job of […]

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Published: December 22, 2021

As we come to the close of another challenging year, we are counting our blessings, which include each and every one of you! Our team at CurlyRed hopes that you'll be able to find some light and love, however you're celebrating the holiday season. Our office will be closed, starting at 5pm today, December 22nd […]

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Published: December 9, 2021

At CurlyRed, we have launched a record-breaking number of websites in 2021 (with still a few more coming before the year is out!). Hats off to our web guru/ principal developer Mark Ludwig for working his magic unicorn fingers to the bone! Today's featured client has been a long-time client of CurlyRed, and this is […]

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Published: December 6, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has supported us by purchasing CurlyRed candles this year! Our Espresso & Siren and Cedar & Siren are completely SOLD OUT but we still have about a dozen each of our Cinnamon Siren (snickerdoodle cookies with a touch of sass) and Spice & Siren (a posh pumpkin spice celebration) candles […]

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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: November 3, 2021

Do you have a non-profit, located in either Baltimore or Western Maryland? Every February we choose two worthy non-profits and give them 10% of all CurlyRed sales for the month of February! If you are part of a non-profit that could benefit from First Fruits February, please contact us with your name, the name of […]

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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 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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