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: October 21, 2020

It's only 65 days until Christmas! Why not get a jump on your holiday shopping? CurlyRed is once again proud to offer our hand-blended, regionally sourced candles. We have partnered with Ellicott City-based company, Sihaya & Co. to create three custom candles: Cinnamon Siren (snickerdoodle cookies with a touch of sass) Cedar & Siren (cozy […]

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Published: October 14, 2020

One of our most recent CurlyRed branding projects is for Swansen Services, the largest real estate sales support firm in the Mid-Atlantic. We decided to use a timeless elegant serif typeface and a pleasing monochromic palette of blues. Regional Account Manager Megan Alsop said this: “Kendall [of CurlyRed] did an amazing job re-branding our company […]

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Published: October 8, 2020

Even though things are looking rather different this year, Autumn Glory is still one of the most wonderful times of the year in Garrett County. The leaves are in their vibrant peak of turning, the air is wonderfully crisp, and there's a sense of pride of living and working in such a beautiful, special place. […]

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Published: September 30, 2020

Our friends at Sihaya & Co. have done it again! That is, created a fully-custom brand new candle for CurlyRed called Spice & Sirenwhich is a "posh pumpkin spice celebration of autumn!" But seriously, it smells like the most delicious pumpkin spice latte you've ever had, just in time for October! Plus, each paraffin wax […]

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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: September 9, 2020

The new branding for The Tiny Corner Bike Shop might be one the strangest requests we've ever gotten for a logo (a T-rex on a Victorian penny-farthing). But we can't help but LOVE how it turned out! This small-town bike shop (opening next month!) will support the greater Oakland, Maryland area and offer bike repairs, […]

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Published: September 2, 2020

It's feeling like autumn here in Garrett County today, so here's a sneak peek of the our newest custom candle creation for CurlyRed! Coming soon!

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Published: August 26, 2020

CurlyRed had the immense honor of designing and developing a custom, responsive website for the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD.The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and access to the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. We have served as one of 24 County arts agencies in the state […]

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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: June 4, 2020

Important CurlyRed announcement coming soon!

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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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