CurlyRed | A Design Blog


Why, hello there—thanks for stopping by!

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: 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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Published: February 2, 2022

February is a really difficult month for a lot of people. If you live in an area like we do at CurlyRed, the days are short, cold and often gray (although we're really loving the sunshine today!). Quick shout-out to our friends at the Mountain Maryland Mamas podcast. These ladies have been giving tips and […]

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Published: January 31, 2022

To you, our readers: THANK YOU. You're the reason we're still here, creating beautiful things, 15 years running. We're hoping that by our Sweet Sixteen, it will be safe to have a big in-person bash to celebrate.  We send out very infrequent emails, and one went this morning about our WHY, First Fruits February (starting […]

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Published: January 27, 2022

At long last, downtown Oakland Maryland once again has a coffee shop — our CurlyRed client, Shoofly Java! The Vagabond Taproom owners Pat & Michelle Hudnall decided to recently expand right next door to offer delicious and locally-sourced coffee, tea and craft sodas (along with handmade breakfast items and desserts)! A testament to the popularity […]

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Published: January 19, 2022

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! 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, Inc. is a private nonprofit behavioral health organization established in 1992. The […]

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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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