CurlyRed | A Design Blog


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: January 25, 2018

It's hard to believe, but February is only a week away! And that means: First Fruits February! CurlyRed will be donating 10% to two extra-special Maryland-based organizations, suggested by you. (We had several great choices, and two stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in […]

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Published: December 22, 2017

So long, 2017! We wish you a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter, and a safe and magical start of 2018. Our CurlyRed office will be closed starting today at 5pm, and we'll re-open Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. Please continue to check CurlyRed's blog (curlyreddesign.blogspot.com) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/curlyreddesign) for updates and CurlyRed news.

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Published: November 28, 2017

#givingtuesday is a wonderful day of giving back to organizations that desperately need it! Our favorite global non-profit is Compassion International, where you can sponsor a child in need and change his or her life! This upcoming February of 2018, we'd like to donate the full 10% to one Maryland-based non-profit, suggested by you. We've […]

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Published: November 15, 2017

Our dear friend, Bridget Manley, created the Birds in a Tree podcast about parenting. The good, the bad, the hard and the glorious, all from the perspective of different parents each episode. From left: Mark Ludwig, vice-president, CurlyRed; daughter Juliette; daughter Margot; M. Kendall Ludwig, president, CurlyRed She asked M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal […]

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Published: November 8, 2017

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted their non-profit for consideration for CurlyRed's 2018 First Fruits February! We had several great choices, and two extra-special organizations to stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in Baltimore, MD and one in Garrett County, MD. Congratulations […]

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Published: September 14, 2017

Thanks for following along, everyone!Here's some more tidbits I’ve learned over the past year since relocating my life (and CurlyRed) 200 miles west to Garrett County, MD:6. It’s easy to become overcommitted anywhere. As I shared last week, being overcommitted and having little or no margin in my life was a driving force in our move. But […]

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Published: August 22, 2017

CurlyRed Inc. is a local branding, print and web graphic design company that is looking an intern for Fall 2017. This internship is open to college students working on their degree in website or digital design and/or development. It is an unpaid position, preferably for college credit. The days/hours for this internship are very flexible, […]

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Published: August 5, 2017

We’re closing up shop to spend some fun family time down the ocean, hon! Our office will re-open Friday, August 11th. If you have any immediate needs before then, please contact our office assistant Alandra at 410.878.2068 or office@curlyred.com.

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Published: May 24, 2017

So exciting! CurlyRed had the awesome opportunity to create the branding and print design for this fun event (happening in one week), and here's what our client, Jessica Fike (who's helping organize this event), had to say: “THANKS A MILLION for your participation in this event, Kendall! You’ve been wonderful to work with and I appreciate your generosity […]

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Published: May 18, 2017

Here's Mark, rocking a new 'do and favorite “old man sweater.” We wanted to share a little more of Mark's story with you: his training, passions, and career moves that has led him to become CurlyRed's “web guru.” Mark has a very unique approach to online design and development, and brings his joy and silliness […]

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Published: March 22, 2017

by M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer, CurlyRed Tonight is opening night for a production called Almost, Maine at the quaint playhouse Our Town Theatre in Oakland, Maryland. We're even featured on the cover of the local newspaper! photo courtesy of Our Town Theatre (I'm on the bottom left!) A few months ago, notices […]

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Published: March 7, 2017

Over the past decade, M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, has done a decent amount of public speaking about design, branding, marketing, and owning her own business.In the next few weeks, you'll have two opportunities to see Kendall present (if you're in the Western Maryland region—or just feel like making a long […]

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Published: February 8, 2017

Ten-year-old design and marketing firm expands to meet growing digital demand Mtn. Lake Park, MD - CurlyRed (curlyred.com) announced today that Mark Ludwig has joined the CurlyRed team. Mark Ludwig comes with a wealth of experience within the marketing industry, having spent the last fours years at Warschawski, a full-service PR and marketing firm in […]

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Published: January 31, 2017

Yes–ten years ago on this insignificant day, the paperwork was submitted to make CurlyRed a THING, with no real plan for what it would become. And in those ten years, we've worked with hundreds of companies and non-profits around the country. We've had fundraisers (and we're starting a new one tomorrow!). We've gotten to work with […]

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Published: January 27, 2017

Happy snowy Friday, everyone, We are expecting more snow today and tomorrow here in Mountain Lake Park, but the crews are good at staying on top of the roads in our neighborhood, so we are still ON for our party tomorrow night from 5-8pm! We hope you can still join us! Please register here: 10yearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

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Published: January 4, 2017

Happy New Year from Garrett County, Maryland! Well, it may be hard to believe, but on January 31st, 2017, CurlyRed will be turning 10 YEARS OLD! Holy goodness, it’s been a tremendous ride. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, at the end of 2015, things weren't looking so promising for CurlyRed, and we […]

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Published: December 21, 2016

To all of our fantastic clients, family, and friends: we wish you and yours a most happy holiday season, filled with peace and joy. Thank you for making 2016 truly wonderful. In all honesty, this time last year, things weren't looking so promising for CurlyRed. In fact, we had to completely re-examine our business development […]

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Published: December 6, 2016

CurlyRed, a branding, print and web design company, is excited to announce that it has signed its first Garrett County client, Jay Ferguson of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales. A successful real estate agent for many years, Mr. Ferguson founded the real estate side of Taylor-Made in April of 2014 with friends Joe & […]

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Published: November 16, 2016

Since CurlyRed made this move a few months ago, we felt it was important to get plugged in to our local community. We have met with several community leaders, attended events like Oakland Renaissance, and made the decision to join the local chamber. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the largest professional business association […]

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Published: September 28, 2016

...on Instagram, that is.You see, if you've been reading along, CurlyRed has made some changes recently. And we're doing a daily recording to give you a taste of what our new normal is. The point of all of this is the hope that by sharing one shot a day, you'll get a better sense of […]

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Published: September 14, 2016

Windows. Yes, CurlyRed's office has REAL WINDOWS now. 3 of them to be precise. With the windows open, a light breeze floats in, and there's little sound other than the chirping of crickets. To quote Hamilton (as I so frequently do): “Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” […]

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Published: May 11, 2016

Well, let us tell you—this has been a long time coming. We are so excited to finally share this with you—our brand-new website has gone LIVE! This fully-responsive custom website is full of new imagery (with the pictures of Kendall shot by the talented Stacey of Atomic Cheesecake Studios), new navigation, new testimonials, tons of […]

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Published: April 28, 2016

We love it when we get to do cool things with our clients! Carroll Museums has agreed to host B’More Creatives for this very “sweet” event, bringing creative professionals and students together in Baltimore! Check it out: Register here: http://allamericanicecreamsocial.eventbrite.com/ We hope to see you there!

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Published: April 13, 2016

photo courtesy of Aji Bakare, TU Graduate Student, Women and Gender Studies Kendall, president and principal designer for CurlyRed, had the great privilege of speaking the Women In Leadership conference at Towson University on April 2nd. She spoke to a room of enthusiastic and driven women, and enjoyed the diversity of the women's passions and goals.  The university's newsletter covered the event, saying […]

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Published: March 10, 2016

It's that time of year again—presentation time! CurlyRed is always honored to be a part of these great events. You can catch our president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig, presenting at the following: Towson University's Women in Leadership Conference: April 2nd, 2016 from Towson University's website: “On Saturday April 2, 2016, Towson University will be hosting […]

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Published: March 2, 2016

Hi everyone! Meet Tia: our newest lovable member of this crazy CurlyRed family. We often take interns from local universities to help mentor them while they earn school credit. But we thought it would be sweet to interview her and find out what makes Tia tick.Here we go!1. Where do you go to school and when […]

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Published: December 24, 2015

We are closing up shop until January 4th, 2016. We wish you and yours and joyous and anxiety-free holiday!

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Published: May 14, 2015

We decided to celebrate 11 (yes, 11) wonderful years of marriage by taking a trip to Nashville. And we were inspired the entire trip! There are such wonderful treasures in "Music City," here are just a few we want to share: Barista Parlor This little gem of a coffee shop was totally unique and very […]

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Published: April 29, 2015

For those of you who have asked, thank you! We at CurlyRed are safe, we are open for business, and we are overwhelmingly encouraged by the current peace and restoration being brought to our city. Baltimore is our home, and we are very grateful to be here.

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Published: April 3, 2015

CurlyRed Inc. is a Baltimore-based branding, print and web design firm. CurlyRed opened its doors in 2007 with the desire to create usable art, and has provided creative and timeless branding, print and web solutions for companies and non-profits across the country. In 2011, CurlyRed was officially certified as a MBE/WBE business by the State […]

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Published: January 7, 2015

January 31st, 2015 marks 8 YEARS of CurlyRed! We can hardly believe it. And we’d like you to help us celebrate. This is our way of saying “thank you” for being a great client, business partner, or friend! Please join us at the Sky Bar at Mt. Washington Tavern on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, from 5-7pm, and enjoy some light […]

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Published: April 3, 2014

CurlyRed is happy to be a part of these upcoming events, and we hope you can join us! 1. M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal design of CurlyRed, will be "speed mentoring" along with many other fabulous women at the BBJ's BizWomen Mentoring Monday. Yay for women in business! 2. Are you struggling to navigate […]

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Published: March 12, 2014

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig will once again be chatting with Writer and PR expert Wendy Meyeroff of Piggy Bank Promotions at 11am tomorrow (Thursday March 13th)! Please tune in to hear us discuss the difference between verbal and visual branding, the importance of color, consistency in branding and much more. Then, after […]

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Published: February 12, 2014

Since everyone will be snowed in tomorrow (2.13.14) and not working anyway, set your alarm, and log onto Piggy Bank Promotions at 11am! Then you can listen to CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig discuss balancing running a successful design firm and raising two small girls. Writer and PR expert Wendy Meyeroff interviews Kendall […]

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Published: November 26, 2013

We are overwhelmed with thankfulness this year (as we tend to be around this time). But there are so many things to be grateful for! Spending time and sharing meals with family is at the top of our list.At CurlyRed, we are working hard to finish up some projects and then heading off to celebrate […]

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Published: June 13, 2013

So a few years ago, we were fortunate enough to have the extremely talented Becky Pool (now Becky Helms) intern for us. We were blown away by passion for design,  her dedication to her craft (which also includes silkscreening, illustration (she draws her own outfit each day!), and crazy amounts of crocheting), and her sunny, sweet disposition. We simply […]

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Published: February 6, 2013

Kendall and Kristin Our dear friend and PR writer, Kristin LeFeber (visit her personal blog here), was approached by Sperk* to choose a woman to write about for Sperk*'s weekly feature, Wednesday's Woman.  Kristin chose M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed to feature! We feel so honored. Please take a moment to […]

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Published: November 26, 2012

Thumbtack is a site that features local service professionals in a variety of fields, including graphic and web design. CurlyRed was chosen to be featured on the Baltimore Logo Design page after an interview where we explained how we work and why our customers continue to come back to us, time and time again. Here's […]

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Published: October 31, 2012

Warschawski, a full service public relations, marketing, branding, advertising and interactive agency in Baltimore announced today the addition of CurlyRed's former web guru, Mark Ludwig, to the agency’s growing team. In his time with CurlyRed, Mark has helped design and develop some amazing web solutions for our clients, such as Ludwig Painting, IronDog K9 Solutions, […]

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Published: October 8, 2012

Juliette with her big sister Margot On August 15th, the CurlyRed family grew by one when Juliette Elsie was born! She's been such a blessing, and has already mastered the basics of Photoshop (gotta start them while they're young).And meanwhile, we are back in full swing here at CurlyRed and working on some really exciting […]

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Published: August 13, 2012

If case you haven't heard, we are happy to announce that I, M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, and my husband, Mark are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 2nd child, due any moment now. Here's what you need to know: • I will be returning full-time to CurlyRed no later than October 8th, 2012. […]

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Published: March 28, 2012

Things have been a little chaotic around here.  We are currently renovating our CurlyRed office space and while I have very little to do with the new construction, it has been given some time to dream up a perfect new office and what it would look like. Given the furniture we have now and our […]

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Published: February 8, 2012

Have you visited CurlyRed's site on your smartphone recently?If not, you may be in for a surprise. We have just released the custom mobile version of our site. The main page looks like this: We started with our homepage and decided on a mobile layout that showcases our work in the same way our full site […]

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Published: January 31, 2012

We feel like doing a happy dance! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us get here! Come celebrate with us tonight —there are still some free tickets available: http://fiveyearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

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Published: January 20, 2012

Register now: http://fiveyearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

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Published: September 27, 2011

**Please place your interactive holiday card order before November 4th to ensure your card is completed before the holidays!***M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer at CurlyRed, talks about a new service offering: interactive holiday cards. We've developed this card for a private school in upstate New York for the past three years, and we […]

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Published: July 16, 2011

We are pleased to announce that CurlyRed has just been certified MBE/DBE with the State of Maryland! This has been a long road, and we are so glad to have arrived at the end! We hope this will enable us to serve even more businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland. Please contact us […]

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Published: May 5, 2011

CurlyRed has recently added two new websites to its portfolio: New Hope Community Church in Pikesville, MD and Scientific Insect Control in Glyndon, Maryland. New Hope's site offers lots of information to visitors and members alike, while providing links to the church's Facebook page and podcasts through iTunes. Scientific Insect Control had no previous web […]

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Published: April 21, 2011

Say hi to the newest member of the CurlyRed team: Mark Ludwig. Yes, he's been doing work on the side for us for several years, including the implementation and optimization of CurlyRed's site. But now it's official: he's working part-time in the CurlyRed office as our Web Guru. He'll have an active role in the […]

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Published: March 29, 2011

Have you registered yet? A Day in the Life Design Conference is only 11 days away. CurlyRed is a proud sponsor and part of the planning committee, and we couldn't be more excited about the speakers, the topics, the venue, everything! This will be an amazing opportunity to learn and grow as designers and celebrate […]

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Published: February 28, 2011

So we are just watching the Academy Awards last night, when they got to the nominations for Best Song, and all of the sudden, we see a logo CurlyRed designed for Marcodi and their instrument., the Harpejji! Performance of "If I Rise" (from the film 127 Hours) by Florence Welch and A.R. Rahman (playing the […]

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Published: February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! We figured a little eye candy might get you through your workday a little easier. We've been designing websites like crazy recently, and here are our newest creations: Rouge Catering in Timonium Nordik Twins: two model/actress sisters that are beautiful and talented!

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Published: February 1, 2011

Ta-da! This was been in the works for some time and we are thrilled to finally get to share it with all of you. We announced our new website at the party last night (with was packed with fabulous people and fun was had by all)! You'll find the newest version of our logo, new […]

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Published: January 24, 2011

4 Years of CurlyRed-ness! Monday, January 31 • 5:30pm - 7:30pmThe Falls in Mt. Washington, 1604 Kelly Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209 Just a reminder to RSVP now! There will be amazing drink specials and free appetizers for all, not to mention incredible company to mix and network. Please join us and invite your friends. Can't […]

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Published: January 12, 2011

Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing is a well-known and respected ad agency in Baltimore who needed an updated website to showcase their impressive body of services and clientele in a fresh, bold and creative way. They went to CurlyRed to help capture the essence of Barb Clapp and her team. Please let us know what […]

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Published: October 12, 2010

So some of you may be asking, "What's up with CurlyRed? I thought they were launching their website soon?", etc. And to answer: Yes, it is in the works. But, as it always seems to happen in the graphic design world, several large projects that we are very excited about have all hit at once. […]

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Published: July 14, 2010

When our friend, Beth Fales, approached us about designing a website for the childcare facility she was starting, we were excited about the fun challenge of designing a daycare website. Inspired by the beautiful open areas of land near her home and a color palette with kids in mind, we couldn't be more happy with […]

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Published: March 4, 2010

Hi everyone! We have an exciting announcement: CurlyRed is proud to be a sponsor of the first annual all-day design conference in Baltimore! It's called A Day in the Life and thanks to the incredible team headed by Jessica Watson, it's going to be an amazing day: Great sessions, a panel discussion, creative jam session, […]

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Published: February 3, 2010

Visit CurlyRed's Facebook page to see photos from our event. If we missed you, we hope to see you next year!

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Published: January 27, 2010

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are pleased to announce that we have added two websites to our portfolio section: Azul 17: a Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Lounge in Columbia, MD R. K. Tongue: an expertise and service-driven,nationally-capable, regionally-focused insurance agencyand brokerage based in Baltimore, Maryland. Contact CurlyRed today about your web design needs!

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Published: January 25, 2010

Just a reminder: please come join us at Cibo Bar and Grille next week, Monday, February 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm. The address is 100 Painters Mill Rd., Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. This event is free and open to all clients, family and friends of CurlyRed. The drink specials are:2.50 domestic beers2 for 1 import beers$2.50 […]

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Published: January 7, 2010

As many of you know, when we found out we were pregnant, we talked about converting the our guest room into a truly awesome nursery. Here was our blah guest bedroom before. We had just taken down the ugly wallpaper and all we had for the baby was a crib that Eric and Emily graciously […]

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Published: December 8, 2009

2010 marks 3 years that CurlyRed has been in business and that's worth celebrating! We would like to thank you for all the support, love and business you've provided for us so please come join us at Cibo Bar and Grille on Monday, February 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm. The address is 100 Painters Mill Rd., […]

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Published: November 25, 2009

If you've been wondering where we've been, our family welcomed a little baby girl named Margot on November 1st. But I have some more exciting news:My husband, Mark Ludwig, just launched his new portfolio site, www.snowjumpstump.com. He is looking for new job opportunities, particularly in the gaming or user-interface arenas.Please take a look and feel […]

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Published: October 19, 2009

I'd like to apologize in the huge lack of updates recently...as many of you know, I am expecting my first child any day now, and have been frantically tying up loose ends in preparation. CurlyRed has finished up some really awesome projects recently, so we wanted to update our portfolio to show you what we've […]

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Published: August 26, 2009

So while looking for inspiration for our own upcoming baby announcement, we came across some really unique, interesting and beautiful designs, so we figured we'd share! (click for larger view) Clockwise from top left: Vintage Frame from Tiny Prints, Animal Crackers from Tiny Prints, Pink Glamour Baby Crib from Polka Dot Design, Rhino and Birds […]

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Published: August 19, 2009

If you have a design project you'd like completed before Kendall, CurlyRed's owner, goes on maternity leave, please contact us by September 15th, 2009 (less than a month away, can you believe it?). Kendall will be returning around January 4th, 2010. And if you refer a friend to CurlyRed before this time, you will receive […]

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Published: July 21, 2009

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Published: July 7, 2009

CurlyRed has been fortunate enough to do a lot of work for our friend John Probst at Brookes Publishing, a company that specializes in educational publications, many for students with disabilities. They recently sent out the following e-mail newsletter: This e-mail newsletter featured two book cover designs created by CurlyRed for the booksAs Far As […]

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Published: June 23, 2009

CurlyRed was given the task of redesigning the logo for one of our newest clients: a local company called For the Love of Food. For the Love of Food provides fun and educational cooking classes, as well at catering services. So the company needed a new, fresh and fun logo. Chef Diane Bukatman loved the […]

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Published: May 5, 2009

New postcards, book cover designs, product graphics, ads, and more! Enjoy!

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Published: March 5, 2009

Presenting CurlyRed's newest website design: Interior Transformations. When Debbie McHale, owner of Interior Transformations, approached CurlyRed for a website showcasing her beautiful portfolio of interior design work, we jumped at the chance! She wanted a color palette to compliment both her work and personality, and an overall sleek, minimal design that would convey a professional […]

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Published: March 2, 2009

Happy Monday everyone, this was a great weekend of events for CurlyRed. Thursday night was Fusion, put on by Happy Hour Studios, at Lemongrass in Baltimore. Beautiful artwork hung on the walls, there were tasty food and cocktails, and a great turnout. Thanks to Jessica Watson, owner of Happy Hour Studios, for allowing CurlyRed to […]

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Published: November 5, 2008

Hi everyone! We hope you are having a great fall. January 31st, 2009 marks CurlyRed's 2nd anniversary and we want to thank you all for making CurlyRed a success. As a result of your feedback and suggestions, we are proud to announce that we will soon be accepting payment via credit cards. Our new hourly […]

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