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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: July 3, 2024

Our CurlyRed team is wishing a most happy birthday to a favorite web guru/design unicorn/tech nerd/big kid Mark Ludwig! Have a great day, Mark!

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Published: June 19, 2024

New Earth Landscapes is a premier landscaping company based in Western Maryland, serving the surrounding areas with a focus on creating stunning outdoor spaces. Specializing in building water features, natural hardscaping, and incorporating native plantings, they bring a touch of nature’s beauty to every project. CurlyRed was thrilled to work with our friends at New […]

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Published: June 17, 2024

We're so pleased to announce that our intern, Ellie Hudnall, has officially graduated from Southern Garrett High School! Ellie will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University this fall to continue her studies in Design and Illustration. Ellie, you have been a wonderful asset to our company, and we can't wait to see all you'll accomplish in […]

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Published: June 6, 2024

Happy June! There are so many great events happening in Garrett County. Here are a few that we're particularly excited about: 1. Oakland's Kick Off to Summer • This Saturday, June 8th, 2024 The Town of Oakland, Arts & Entertainment District, and Greater Oakland Business Association are celebrating the beginning of summer on Saturday, June […]

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Published: May 17, 2024

Kendall and Mark are thrilled to have the opportunity to take their daughters to Paris, France! It's a belated 20th wedding anniversary celebration, and a chance to share one for the couple's favorite places with their children. Please note that during this time our CurlyRed office will remain open (during normal office hours). Kendall and […]

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Published: April 24, 2024

Our president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig, knows exactly how hard it is to be a working mother. Our client Heather is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She not only also understands those challenges as a mom herself, but also wanted to create a space in […]

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Published: April 18, 2024

The weather is finally getting nicer, and we're looking forward to all the special events happening over the next few months. Our sister company, Jitterbug Movement Studio, does once-a-month dance nights at a local restaurant and bar called Moonshadow, near Deep Creek Lake. The next one coming up is Line Dancing with Jitterbug instructor Terry […]

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Published: April 11, 2024

Technology is evolving, and we must as well. CurlyRed is committed to handcrafted design. We believe that the human touch is essential in creating designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also resonate with our client’s audience. We forgo the use of Artificial Intelligence in our design process, ensuring every concept and final piece […]

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Published: March 20, 2024

CurlyRed was thrilled to be chosen to create a new web presence and marketing materials for the First Peoples Wing-Off and Music Festival! This festival, brought to you by Western Maryland Jaycees, is an annual celebration of the best wings and music in the region surrounding Cumberland, Maryland. All profits from this event are going […]

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Published: March 14, 2024

On March 9, 2023, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 17/ S. 728) was reintroduced in Congress. AAUW calls on all elected officials to listen to voters, who overwhelming support pay equity, and work to pass this important bill. You've heard the statistics — on average, women working full time in the United States are paid […]

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Published: February 27, 2024

We love working with nonprofits and helping them in their quest to do good work. The mission of The Community Trust Foundation, Inc. is to strengthen the region by working in partnership with donors and community groups. They accomplish that mission by building philanthropic resources, connecting donors to organizations and programs they care about, making […]

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Published: February 21, 2024

Thank you so much to Points North Studio for the feature! For The Love of Design and Color: If your love language includes color swatches, fonts, and patterns, then please swipe right on us! This is an appreciation post about the amazing designers we have in our network. Take a moment to read about their […]

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Published: February 14, 2024

If we gave you a conversation heart, it would read: “Why are you so awesome?” Wishing you a Valentine's Day full of moments of love and joy (and dare we say chocolate?).

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Published: January 31, 2024

We are thrilled to be celebrating 17 years of business! To our clients, friends and family: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and love. We know that remaining in business for this long is a gift, and we don't take that lightly. We hope to keep providing good design for […]

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Published: January 24, 2024

On January 31st, CurlyRed will turn 17 YEARS OLD (can you believe it?). CurlyRed clients, partners and friends: Join us on Wednesday, January 31st, from 4:30-7pm, for this free event to celebrate 17 years of CurlyRed! Enjoy some light refreshments right where the CurlyRed magic happens (208 South Second Street in Oakland)! We simply ask […]

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Published: January 17, 2024

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! This year our Garrett County recipient is Stephen's Table and our "beyond" recipient is The Embassy Theatre in Cumberland, MD. You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. Stephen's Table is a ministry of The Episcopal Church in Garrett County. […]

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Published: January 10, 2024

Dear Clients and Friends, CurlyRed has had the privilege of serving you for the past (almost) 17 years. We have grown and evolved much in that time, but our commitment to “good design for everyone” has not wavered. We care deeply about providing creative and timeless branding, print and web solutions, while still meeting our […]

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Published: December 22, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig For the past 4 or 5 years, we gather our family and friends and go caroling around our neighborhood. It's always freezing cold and clear as we carefully traverse the hills of Mountain Lake Park for about an hour before heading to a neighbor's house for […]

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Published: December 14, 2023

If you're still looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer that's regionally and women-made, we've got you covered! There's a very limited quantity of CurlyRed candles left for purchase. Our newest scent for 2023 is Soothing Siren: a refreshing and rejuvenating ambiance of 💜 lavender and 🌿 mint! Other scents available: 🍂 Smoke & Siren,🌲Cedar & […]

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Published: December 7, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig When I was a child at Christmastime, delight was a daily experience. Seeing the lights and decorations around me, singing carols, baking cookies, finding Christmas cards in our mailbox, checking my stocking to see if there was anything inside, parties with loved ones, getting to "shop" […]

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