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: 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: June 29, 2022

Broadford Recreational Park is a family oriented park owned by the Town of Oakland. The park offers a lake, picnic and beach areas, volleyball, basketball, boat launch, boat and pavilion rentals. The park is currently under construction with the creation of the Broadford Park Trail System. The park also hosts events through the year such […]

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Published: June 21, 2022

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed is thrilled to be part of the incredible cast of the musical RENT. Vice-president Mark Ludwig did a photo shoot with the principals and created this vibrant, gritty, fun poster based on the original Broadway cast poster. We hope you can all come out and support […]

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Published: June 1, 2022

No Day But Today - Rent GIFfrom Today GIFs CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig will be portraying Maureen in the musical RENT next month for Acting Out for Good in Cumberland, MD. Here's what she had to say about living fully: Being part of this cast has got me thinking a lot […]

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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 19, 2022

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

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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 16, 2022

Join AAUW-Garrett County as we present some of the very best of our Women's Monologues from the 2019 and the 2020/2022 productions in celebration of Women's History month. Members and supporters of AAUW-Garrett Branch will provide the audience with a glimpse into the lives and accomplishments of some of the most important women in American […]

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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: February 9, 2022

Here in Garrett County, Maryland, we have something really special coming up on Saturday, February 19th: Winter Fest in Downtown Oakland, Maryland! There will be the 3rd annual Wine Walk, kids activities, store specials, live music and performances & more! Tickets are available for the wine walk here. Hope you can join us! _________________________ Also, […]

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