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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: October 6, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig To those who know me well, it will come to literally no surprise that my favorite season is Autumn. I have a hard time understanding how people are not obsessed with the leaves changing color each year. Our family is so ridiculously blessed to live in […]

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Published: October 3, 2023

Say hello to our newest CurlyRed graphic design intern, Luci Dawson! Here's a little more about Luci: Where are you attending college? When are you graduating? What is your concentration? What’s your dream career? I’m attending Garrett College, and I’m graduating this fall. My concentration is graphic and web design, and my dream career is […]

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Published: September 14, 2023

At CurlyRed, we love our client Jessica Fike, and the way she approaches her work. She's always striving to think of everything her clients might need, and to be viewing as the ultimate Deep Creek resource. Since she does so much group outdoor photography in Garrett County, she asked us to create a color resource […]

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Published: September 11, 2023

Do you live in or around Garrett County and want to get moving this fall? We’d love to have you join our sister company, Jitterbug Movement Studio! Jitterbug is a safe space (located in the CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street) for all ages & bodies. However, many of our classes are already full […]

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Published: September 6, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my 42nd birthday. I took the day off work, and spent quality time paddle boarding, reading outside and enjoying our firepit with our family and friends. And if that wasn't enough, I also made a point of eating the […]

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Published: August 24, 2023

Our Ladies Night Out event is still on tonight, rain or shine (we're keeping our fingers crossed for NO rain!). Please join us at 5pm in downtown Oakland for Store specials, live music, wine & cheese pairing, vendors and more!

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Published: August 3, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M/ Kendall Ludwig Do you have a scarcity mindset? Since moving to Garrett County almost 7 years ago, there's a pattern I've witnessed (especially among business professionals). Don't get me wrong—I saw it in Baltimore too. It's just much more obvious here. What I've witnessed is folks trapped in […]

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Published: July 26, 2023

Summer in Garrett County means farmer's market and CurlyRed is fortunate enough to be right across the street from Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets, Oakland, Maryland! Our client, Backbone Farm wanted some custom illustrated stickers featuring their produce, meat and flowers. Our junior designer, Olivia Weeks, was happy to take the project on! She also put this great reel […]

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Published: July 19, 2023

Say hello to our newest graphic design intern, Margot Ludwig (yes, she just may also be the oldest child of Kendall and Mark)! She expressed interest in learning more about graphic design, so we look forward to seeing what she'll learn here at CurlyRed. Here's a little more about Margot: Where are you attending school? […]

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Published: July 5, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig Life is a journey, not a destination —that catchphrase is all well and good, except for all of those times when you just want to get there already. I don't know about you, but this idea bring on the continuous journey that is life can be […]

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Published: June 22, 2023

CurlyRed received a grant from the Backing Small Businesses program presented by American Express, in partnership with Main Street America. These grants provide financial support to small business owners to address critical needs and make a positive impact in their local communities. Grants of $5,000 have been awarded to 350 small business owners, and we […]

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Published: June 7, 2023

by CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig You know it was coming, right? That I would use one of these "J" months to talk about my new favorite thing: Jitterbug Movement Studio. When I opened Jitterbug last October on Autumn Glory weekend, I remember sitting in the new space with my mom, Madeline […]

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Published: May 31, 2023

The Foundation for International Aid to Animals (FIAA) is 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 and global biodiversity. FIAA began in 2001 when its founder, Mindy Camponeschi, was inspired by what she saw as a compelling need for […]

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Published: May 22, 2023

Over the weekend, our spring intern Whitney Reall graduated from Garrett College with an Associates Degree in both Science and Applied Science. She recently also accepted a job here in Oakland, Maryland as a graphic designer! We are so proud of you, Whitney!

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Published: May 10, 2023

CurlyRed is proud to sponsor this exciting event on May 23rd in Westminster, Maryland. If you aren't signed up yet, swipe through to see our fantastic speakers, seminars, and networking opportunities. Head here to get tickets now!

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Published: May 3, 2023

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed I have big feelings. Always have had big feelings, in fact. Like I mentioned in last month's post about being authentic, I don't typically hide my feelings, or apologize for them. HOWEVER, it has taken me 41 years on this planet to begin to learn […]

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Published: April 19, 2023

Take the path to mental health awareness Our CurlyRed client, The Garrett County Lighthouse, invite you to take a walk down Heritage Trail in downtown Oakland this month, and view creative artwork that answers the prompt - “What does Mental Health look like to You?”. The GC Lighthouse provides personalized psychiatric rehabilitation services to those […]

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Published: April 5, 2023

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed I'm a big fan of the Enneagram, an ancient personality tool that's helped me better understand myself and how I relate to those around me. I am a type 4, and one of 4's top values is authenticity (and so I made it the word […]

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Published: March 29, 2023

An exciting venture many years in the making, the Baltimore Street Redevelopment Project was born from the need to replace the aging infrastructure beneath Baltimore Street. As the bricks on the Pedestrian Mall would need to be removed to address the infrastructure issues, a street plan was envisioned to concurrently reimagine the Mall by opening […]

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Published: March 15, 2023

Say hello to our newest graphic design design intern, Whitney Reall! We're excited to add her to our team this spring, and look forward to seeing what she'll learn during this time with CurlyRed. Here's a little more about Whitney: Where are you attending school? What are you going to school? What’s your dream career? […]

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