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Published: October 13, 2021

Baltimore, Md., October 13th, 2021 — The Daily Record selected M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed to receive one of the 2021 Leading Women awards. The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. […]

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Published: October 11, 2021

Such a privilege for CurlyRed to be on the After Hours podcast with Mike Shelah and Alison Haase! Loved chatted about branding and beauty with these two 🙂 Let us know what you think!

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Published: October 7, 2021

At CurlyRed, we've been keeping busy with a lot of web projects and were pleased to launch two brand new websites in September: a web presence for the Southern Garrett High School Alumni Association, and a brand new web presence for business consultant Bob Frazee. Southern Garrett High School Alumni Association is based right here […]

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Published: September 29, 2021

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer custom illustration by CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks Without a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite season here. Most GC locals will argue that September has the nicest weather of the entire year. I'd argue that October is pretty damn spectacular as well. Lots of sun, with […]

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Published: September 22, 2021

Beautifully situated and rich in history, Sewickley Quarter in Sewickley, PA is a stunning French Quarter-inspired wedding venue grown from the notion that love and passion combined with intimacy and romance lend itself to the fairytale wedding of your dreams. At CurlyRed, we had the great honor of creating the visual brand for this amazing […]

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Published: September 14, 2021

written by CurlyRed guest blogger Alex Crews More and more businesses today are facing a need to hire outside help for creative efforts. Between web design and logo creation, social media and email marketing campaigns, and content production and broader marketing strategy, creative work has a lot to do with whether a modern business can […]

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Published: September 9, 2021

At CurlyRed, when we find local or online vendors that provide excellent service and high-quality products, we tend to use them over and over (and encourage our clients to use them too!) A while back, we started looking for a vendor to do some die-cut stickers for one of our branding clients, and found Sticker […]

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Published: September 7, 2021

If you've wondered by CurlyRed's Oakland office in the past few days, you'll see something rather special: an amazing umbrella “sculpture” in Banker’s Alley, created by Brenda's Body Shop to benefit Cindy's Fund (a Garrett county non-profit created to help people in our community fighting cancer). In these days full of worry and sadness, we're […]

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Published: September 2, 2021

In honor of the absolutely GLORIOUS fall-like weather we're having here in Garrett County today, here's a clue for our newest custom candle creation for CurlyRed from our friends at Sihaya and Company! Any guesses to our newest scent? More info and a candle giveaway coming soon! Photo by Küflü Çıkın from Pexels

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Published: September 1, 2021

It's officially September, which means that the Autumn Glory Festival is just around the corner! The Town of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association is proud to present the 54th Annual Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade, sponsored by First United Bank and Trust, on Saturday, October 16th at 1pm. CurlyRed is thrilled to be […]

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Published: August 4, 2021

Our CurlyRed office will be closed beginning today, Wednesday, August 4th at 5pm until Monday, August 9th, 2021. We looking forward to unplugging, unwinding and enjoying our beautiful girls at the beach. If you need assistance while we're away, feel free to reach out to our assistant Riki at office@curlyred.com. And as always, you can follow […]

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Published: July 29, 2021

On Saturday, August 28th, Garrett County will hold a Women's Equality Day Celebration to commemorate the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote (100 years ago)! The celebration will take place from 11am-2pm at Sang Run State Park in HcHenry, MD. There will be a Reenactment Pilgrimage, crafts and food for sale, a re-dedication […]

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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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