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: 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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Published: November 25, 2020

Even during this crazy year, we have much to be grateful for. Like YOU—we're thankful for each of you! We hope you have a safe and joyful holiday. Our offices will be closed, beginning at 3pm today through this Sunday, November 29th. If you need assistance while we're away, feel free to reach out to […]

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Published: November 24, 2020

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday! If you'd like to #shopsmall and #shoplocal this holiday, we still have a limited number of all three of our CurlyRed candles available (lovingly made by Ellicott City's Sihaya & Company). Candles are one for $12, or two for $20. Just message us to place your order, and we […]

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Published: November 18, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends, CurlyRed has had the immense pleasure of serving you for the past (almost) 14 years. During this time, many things have changed, but our commitment to “good design for everyone” has not wavered. We care deeply about creating usable art at affordable rates and working as hard as we can to […]

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Published: November 12, 2020

This was a really exciting project for us at CurlyRed. We were asked to redesign a map for the historic Town of Grantsville. Grantsville is the first Arts & Entertainment district in Garrett County, and home to some of our favorite restaurants, outdoor attractions and working artists in Western Maryland. This map features a custom […]

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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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