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: July 10, 2019

Our client and friend Jessica Fike of Jessica Fike Photography just featured CurlyRed on her vlog, and it turned out so well! Here's what Jessica said about the video: M. Kendall Ludwig and Mark just opened a new office space in downtown Oakland and it's snazzy! Big windows, lots of color and a conference table where […]

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Published: June 26, 2019

Join us July 5-7 2019 for a very special Chautauqua “Then and Now” festival to be held in Mountain Lake Park, MD, the original home of Chautauqua in Maryland through the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF). The 25th annual Chautauqua living history series will take place over three days and will include full days of […]

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Published: June 19, 2019

  Over the past three weeks, Garrett Ludwig (yes, he is related—Mark and Kendall's nephew!) has been assisting CurlyRed with video editing and production. While video is not something CurlyRed has historically focused on, more and more of our clients see the value of video, especially used on websites and social media. Garrett has done […]

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Published: May 29, 2019

This is truly exciting. CurlyRed client and long-time dear friend Cait McAfee is the Artistic Director of BlueShift Dance, from Baltimore, MD. BlueShift Dance is committed to offering unique, immersive experiences with the human body in performance; to bringing interdisciplinary artists together to collaboratively curate site-specific installations and performances; to embracing critical thinking, in an […]

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Published: May 16, 2019

We're are delighted to be joining office-mates Craeve & Co. in Chicago for the 100th Annual National Restaurant Association Show. If you need assistance while we're gone, please call our office at 410.878.2068 and our assistant will be glad to help you. You can also follow our adventures in Chi-town on Instagram! Hope to see […]

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Published: April 30, 2019

As much as we love our office space in historic Mountain Lake Park, we've been longing to be part of the downtown Oakland community for as long as we've resided here in Garrett County, Maryland. Oakland has an amazingly rich history and was accepted as an official “Arts and Entertainment District” in 2016. We are […]

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Published: April 24, 2019

We had the absolute honor of creating a new web presence for The Dove Center in Garrett County, which 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. Heather L. Hanline, MS, LCPC, Executive Director of The […]

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Published: April 17, 2019

Today marks the 15 year wedding anniversary of CurlyRed president and principal M. Kendall Ludwig to vice-president Mark Ludwig! They were married in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland at College of Notre Dame. They are both so thankful that CurlyRed gives them the opportunity to work and create together. Here's to 15 more!

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Published: April 10, 2019

  We had so much fun creating the branding for “Weird Wine: A Peek Into the Curious World of Maryland Wine.” This event on May 5th, 2019 is being hosted by The Maryland Wineries Association and Baltimore Magazine at Union Collective in Baltimore. There are still tickets available—you can buy them here. When Kelly J. Dudeck, […]

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Published: March 27, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed, is a proud member of the AAUW-Garrett Branch.  The national organization of AAUW has been empowering women across the country since 1881.  Locally, the AAUW-Garrett Branch was started in 1946 and has been active in our community supporting local women ever since.  The mission of AAUW is […]

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Published: February 28, 2019

We just took a look at all of the jobs we've started and/or completed this month: we've had our best February to date! ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag will be receiving checks in the next few weeks, and it's all thanks for your ongoing support of CurlyRed and our efforts. Thanks again—we love […]

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Published: February 20, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that 10% of any new project that we start and/or finish in the month of February 2019 with CurlyRed will go directly to ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag! Adelante Latina is our Baltimore FFF recipient. It's a free college prep program for academically promising Latinas of limited means in Baltimore […]

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Published: February 13, 2019

This past Friday, our CurlyRed team had the pleasure of launching a new, fully custom and responsive WordPress for Hamel Builders, one of the most successful privately held construction companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. The website features stunning imagery of construction projects, a bold color palette and color overlays, and clean typography. Here's what our client […]

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Published: January 31, 2019

A few months ago, I was listening to this great podcast called Sleeping at Last, and decided that I was totally stealing this guy's idea (well sort of). Ryan O'Neal is a musician, and he likes to weave his family and friends’ “digital fingerprints” into his music. Last year, when CurlyRed turned 11, I posted an image on my social media channels celebrating some […]

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Published: January 25, 2019

Where has this month gone? We can't believe that our 12 year anniversary is so quickly approaching (on January 31st), and that one week from today is the first day of "First Fruits February!" If you haven't been following along, each year CurlyRed chooses two organizations to which we donate. 10% of any new project […]

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Published: January 9, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig is proud to serve on the Garrett County Arts Council, and was delighted to help out with the design and layout of Ginseng, the annual literary publication that GCAC releases each year. Mary McEwen, GCAC president, says in her opening letter of Ginseng, "In your hands is the culminating project of talented […]

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Published: December 21, 2018

Our CurlyRed office will close at noon today, and reopen Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope your holiday season is filled with joy and peace!

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Published: December 11, 2018

Congrats to our client, Appalachian Crossroads, on their new website, http://www.appalachiancrossroads.com/! We were honored to create their new branding, as well as this fully custom and responsive WordPress website. CurlyRed believes in their mission: At Appalachian Crossroads, we believe that we are all part of the fabric of our community. Cut from the same cloth, […]

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Published: November 29, 2018

We are so excited for our client, Cool Kids Campaign— the fully custom, responsive WordPress website we created for them launched yesterday! Woohoo! It features their new branding, their "Cancer Fears Me" shop and showcases all of the wonderful things they are doing for kids living with cancer. Head on over to http://coolkidscampaign.org/ to see […]

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Published: November 27, 2018

At CurlyRed, we love Giving Tuesday. Unlike so many days during the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is about giving back and supporting local organizations. So we decided it would be the perfect time to announce the two organizations who will be receiving 10% of CurlyRed's February 2019 sales. Our Baltimore recipient is Adelante Latina, a […]

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