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 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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Published: September 25, 2018

For the past several months, Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been assisting the Greater Oakland Business Association with marketing and promotions of upcoming events. We've created posters, flyers and social media assets for various things GOBA has been a part of, including Winterfest, the Little Yough Music Festival (shown above), and the Pocket Park […]

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Published: September 5, 2018

Maryland Citizens for the Arts utilizes ArtsLAB as an inclusive space for open dialogue around topics that influence and enhance the Maryland arts sector. There are elements for arts administrators, artists, board members, volunteers, funders, and advocates. Topic: Unheard Voices Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: The Gordon Center, […]

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Published: August 30, 2018

Youth soccer is a big deal here in Garrett County, Maryland. So Mark Ludwig, vice president of CurlyRed, was pumped for the opportunity to redesign the branding and website for the Mountaintop Soccer Association. The previous branding had been in place for decades, and was in need of a facelift. Mark chose a strong emblem that […]

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Published: August 22, 2018

We're excited to announce that Redstart Creative, a full-service, Baltimore-based marketing and communications firm, recently recognized CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig on their social media platforms! Kendall spoke with friend Rebecca Teaff, CEO of Redstart, about her company. Kendall said that her favorite part about being a business owner is: “The flexibility. I've never […]

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Published: August 14, 2018

I know the parents out there (us included) are ready for school to start back up again, but let’s take advantage of these last few weeks of glorious summer. And the best way to do that? Ice Cream! CurlyRed partnered with the Department of Tourism in Allegany County to design a new rack card to […]

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Published: July 18, 2018

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29th, 2018 Kendall of CurlyRed serves on the Garrett County Arts Council board, and greatly enjoyed this event last year (we love supporting fellow local artists)! Here's a description from the Facebook page:Travel the scenic byways of Garrett County to meet our local artists. Learn about their creative inspiration, […]

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Published: June 28, 2018

James “Mikey” Virts Jr. has been a good friend of ours since we moved to Garrett County, and a great force of good in the community (espeically as the Artistic Director at Our Town Theatre). So Mark Ludwig, Vice-President of CurlyRed jumped at the chance to help him with his branding and custom WordPress web […]

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Published: June 21, 2018

Summertime in Oakland, MD means beautiful weather, taking advantage of all the incredible local state parks, and fun, family-friendly events! Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been working with the Greater Oakland Business Association to promote these great events through some fun posters and Facebook graphics. One takes place every Thursday night (including tonight): Pocket […]

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Published: June 6, 2018

Fellow theatre-lover and Oakland resident Tony Teets will be joining the CurlyRed team for the summer! He’s bright, willing to learn, and will be a huge asset (espeically to Mark Ludwig, on the web projects we’ll be tackling over the next several months). Here’s a little more about Tony: 1. Where do you go to […]

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Published: May 30, 2018

Our Town Theatre in Oakland, MD is gearing up to present its next play: The Dining Room. Vice President of CurlyRed Mark Ludwig, as well as Mark and Kendall's daughter, Margot, will both be appearing in the performance. Here's a summary of the play from the back of the playbook: The play is set in […]

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Published: May 18, 2018

CurlyRed has been delighted to be a part of the community of Greater Oakland, Maryland since we relocated our business almost 2 years ago. It's a wonderful small town with tons of history, character, and fun events all year long. The City of Oakland reached out to CurlyRed to create a new trade show display, […]

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Published: April 19, 2018

We love the colors, sounds and smells of spring. And yet, since our CurlyRed office is located in the frozen tundra of Maryland—it's been snowing here today, yes, today—the 19th day of April. So to help us not want to throw something, we've created this Pinterest board of flowers, spring-inspired clothing and accessories, typefaces, an […]

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Published: April 4, 2018

On March 23rd, Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed presented on the Future of Social Media at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal. If you weren't able to join us, we wanted to give you some of the highlights of our talk: We begun our presentation by reviewing the history of social […]

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