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Published: June 30, 2021

CurlyRed doesn't often take on wedding identity or stationery projects, but we always make exceptions for friends and loved ones. When Kendall's step-brother Will and bride-to-be Sam approached her about created a custom invite, she happily agreed. But what made this project truly special is that the world-traveling couple wanted the invite and RSVP card […]

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Published: June 23, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks   After living most of my life in Baltimore, I have come to appreciate how very temperate it is here in Garrett County in summer. Today they are calling for a high of 67 degrees! On the 23rd of […]

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Published: June 17, 2021

  One of our newest CurlyRed branding clients is O.M.G. Relax, a local client serving Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding areas. Located at the Fort right off of 219, O.M.G. Relax offers a "30 minute lake escape" via a safe and effective head-to-toe massage in one of their luxurious state-of-the-art Medical Breakthrough massage chairs. […]

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Published: June 9, 2021

The City of Oakland's Kick Off to Summer event is one 3 days away! Activities include a cornhole tournament, Craft Beer Walk, local food vendors, sidewalk sales, artist exhibits, kids activities, Classic Car Show, and much more! And we're particularly excited because M. Kendall and Mark Ludwig will be performing some live music, outside at […]

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Published: May 27, 2021

Isn't it wonderful to be able to do things in-person again? While summer does not begin until June 21st, GOBA’s Events Team is kicking things off Saturday, June 12th with its “Kickoff to Summer” event in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Oakland (home of CurlyRed)! This event will run from 2pm to 6pm. […]

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Published: May 19, 2021

We are so proud of our spring intern, Olivia Weeks, who has completed her program at Garrett College! We're also super excited to announce that we will be officially adding Olivia to our CurlyRed team. Starting next week, she will be our new Junior Designer! Her natural eye for design, great work ethic and strong […]

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Published: April 14, 2021

Our Town Theatre in Oakland Maryland is proud to present a virtual performance of the play Hate Mail featuring Jen & Mikey Virts this weekend! --- When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired - and finds a vengeful epistolary […]

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Published: April 7, 2021

CurlyRed is deeply honored to have created the branding used in this important project: What Were You Wearing? A Project Supporting National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Allegany and Garrett County Arts Councils, along with partners Allegany College of Maryland, Dove Center, Family Crisis Resource Center, and Frostburg State University are proud to be part the "What Were You Wearing?" […]

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Published: April 1, 2021

M. Kendall Ludwig is honored to serve as the current president of the Garrett County Arts Council. We are committed to create a more diverse and inclusive community through the arts. GCAC is accepting GRANT applications at www.garrettarts.org through April 12, 2021! Funding is available to organizations in general operating support and for specific programs/projects. […]

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Published: March 24, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed intern Olivia Weeks You've heard the expression "Spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." That is certainly true here in Garrett County. We are starting to see warmer weather, but seasoned resident gardeners warn not to plant anything new […]

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Published: March 10, 2021

At CurlyRed, we have been launching new websites left and right! Two of our most recent web projects have been for Healing Garrett, here in Garrett County, MD and WCL Painting in Anne Arundel County, MD! Healing Garrett is a local non-profit that seeks to create a trauma informed, self-healing community, through education, prevention, and […]

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Published: March 3, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed intern Olivia Weeks Even though winter is technically almost behind us, anyone who lives in this region will tell you that there are still potentially several more weeks of winter left here in Garrett County. Winter is long and intense here. According to […]

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Published: February 24, 2021

At CurlyRed, we've been creating newsletters for FP Growth Partners for over a year! We wanted to sit down with this client and talk about the work we've created for their company. In this 20 minute interview, M. Kendall Ludwig (president and principal designer of CurlyRed) and Justin Drummond (COO | PF Growth Partners, LLC) […]

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Published: February 16, 2021

You know that feeling when you get to work on a totally unique project? That was our experience at CurlyRed working on the visual brand for WheelzUp Adventures.  Inspired by CEO Mandela's love of the outdoors and his African heritage, we went to work. After researching traditional tribal patterns and color palettes, we created a […]

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Published: February 12, 2021

article and illustration by CurlyRed intern, Olivia Weeks Happy “Galentines” day from CurlyRed! Here are six ways you can celebrate this year with all the lovely ladies in your life in this crazy time:  Brunch picnic: What better way to celebrate love and friendship is there than by eating food? Packing a fancy picnic brunch […]

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Published: February 1, 2021

14 years ago, I began CurlyRed, and I continue to feel absurdly blessed to own my own business, doing something that I love while providing for our family.   I thought (since we can't do an in-person shindig) it would be nice to commemorate the day by honoring 14 people who have helped me get […]

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