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Published: September 6, 2019

The Mountaintop Soccer Association was created in 1992 as a non-profit organization headquartered in Oakland, MD. It is affiliated with and guided by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association as well as other national and international agents of soccer. MSA has 5 divisions of play including U6, U8, U10, U12, & U15. In 2018, 484 […]

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Published: August 15, 2019

CurlyRed's newest website design and development project is for long-time client and friend, Maryellen May. Maryellen recently launched a new coaching business called DOOR 3, which provides the following services: • offers one-on-one and team coaching programs that uncover the internal, emotional narratives that block us from reaching our full potential. • offers an updated, […]

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Published: July 10, 2019

Our client and friend Jessica Fike of Jessica Fike Photography just featured CurlyRed on her vlog, and it turned out so well! Here's what Jessica said about the video: M. Kendall Ludwig and Mark just opened a new office space in downtown Oakland and it's snazzy! Big windows, lots of color and a conference table where […]

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Published: June 26, 2019

Join us July 5-7 2019 for a very special Chautauqua “Then and Now” festival to be held in Mountain Lake Park, MD, the original home of Chautauqua in Maryland through the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF). The 25th annual Chautauqua living history series will take place over three days and will include full days of […]

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Published: February 13, 2019

This past Friday, our CurlyRed team had the pleasure of launching a new, fully custom and responsive WordPress for Hamel Builders, one of the most successful privately held construction companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. The website features stunning imagery of construction projects, a bold color palette and color overlays, and clean typography. Here's what our client […]

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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 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: 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: October 11, 2017

From the moment we learned about The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar — serving colorful, unexpected and funky sushi rolls in Navarre, Florida and Sewickley, Pennsylvania — we KNEW we could design something really special for them. Our CurlyRed team set out to create a fully custom and responsive WordPress website that would showcase the sushi […]

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Published: June 21, 2017

A few folks have asked for the notes from my presentation from last Friday for The Baltimore Business Journal. So I've done one better—here are the take-aways from my talk. _____ This is my car, the one my husband found for me last October. It's a red Mini Cooper Countryman, and as I soon found out—it's […]

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Published: May 10, 2017

Projects are always so much more fun when you’re helping friends reach their goals. This project was no exception. Faye Rivkin is exceedingly talented and an all-around great woman. We’ve run in the same networking and creative circles for years, so it was CurlyRed's pleasure to create a fully-custom, responsive WordPress website that was as […]

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Published: April 27, 2017

We are pleased to show you CurlyRed's newest fully custom and responsive WordPress website project: Concept Wood Design, a Maryland wood shop for lovers of natural wood creations. From CWD's website: We select wood from the best available for the project. We strive to capture the wonder and beauty of nature’s gift to us. We […]

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Published: September 21, 2016

Delegate Sandy Rosenberg has been a Member of Maryland House of Delegates since January 12, 1983, and he's been working with CurlyRed for a few years now for his digital marketing needs. Sandy felt he was ready for a new website, to feature his updated key issues (like Pimlico and the Preakness) and some new […]

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Published: July 20, 2016

One of our very oldest and most favorite clients, Robin Snyder-Wiencek at EMC Performing Arts Studio is celebrating 25 YEARS of business this year. Wow—what an amazing accomplishment! Go Robin! To celebrate, we wanted to share some of our favorite designs CurlyRed has done for EMC over the past 10 years. We wish you many […]

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Published: June 1, 2016

Caitlin McAfee is not your typical founder of a dance company. She comes from an almost scientific viewpoint in her approach to dance. She is starting a new dance company, and needed branding as quickly as possible. Caitlin gave CurlyRed the following statements to help guide us in the branding creation process. BlueShift Dance Artist […]

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Published: May 18, 2016

Since we went live with our brand-new site last week, the response has been absolutely tremendous! Thanks to all of you for your kind words of encouragement and support—we're so glad you love the site too! Since we've launched, a few of you have asked us to refresh you on exactly what our services are, […]

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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 […]

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Published: April 20, 2016

Wow! We couldn't be happier about this one—Carroll Museums, with includes the historic Carroll Mansion and the Phoenix Shot Tower in Baltimore, Maryland, just launched a brand-new website. Carroll Mansion was the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Over time, this house has […]

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Published: October 22, 2014

The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) is a not-for-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education, focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation and new investment throughout the Greater Baltimore region. CurlyRed was been working with the EAGB for two […]

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Published: June 17, 2014

We just received the sad news that our client, Hot Air Dry Bar, is closing its doors. We have truly loved working with them, and wish owners Joy and Kate, much happiness and joy moving forward. Here are a few of our favorite pieces CurlyRed created for Hot Air:

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Published: April 10, 2014

It's so beautiful outside, and this spring weather is making us do the happy dance in our office chairs! You know what else makes us so happy? New client work that we can show off! First up, a beautiful, stylish website for Animal Eye Care, a national organization that offers advanced medical and surgical therapy […]

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Published: February 21, 2014

At CurlyRed, we love our clients (yes, we do say that a LOT), but it's always nice when we get the chance to work on projects that are both fun and really well-received. We wanted to share a couple of recent projects with you: Our friend, mover/shaker/media-specialist-to-the-stars Matthew Winner wanted new branding for his well-followed […]

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Published: December 19, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, CurlyRed recently finished up the design and layout of a beautiful, full-color cookbook. It features lovely photography of stunning American Glass, and it's full of delicious family recipes of glass collectors! This cookbook is the perfect piece for The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia to sell in […]

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Published: October 10, 2013

Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks, is holding a contest (most of you already know it since we blogged about it a few weeks ago). Well, we made it to ROUND 2, thanks to your votes! Now we have the chance to tell the world even more about what makes us unique in the Baltimore design community. […]

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Published: August 20, 2013

CurlyRed has been working with Hoffman Borowski & Associates, LLC for a long, long time. We helped them develop their branding, identity system, and print marketing pieces.  We love their work and passion for LEED certified architecture. Since they build beautiful things, we wanted to build them a beautiful web presence. This custom-built WordPress site showcases the structures and wide range of […]

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Published: July 17, 2013

Annual reports don't need to be boring, dry, or devoid of color. Especially when you're Zion Project, “an international non-profit which exists to offer life changing counseling and teachings for vulnerable girls and women caught in the global sex trade and communities affected by war.”  Beautiful photography, powerful stories, splashes of bold color and minimal […]

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Published: June 27, 2013

The Delaware Restaurant Association has been a long time client of CurlyRed. So when it came time to refresh DRA's online presence while still delivering a huge amount of valuable content to their audience, we were up to the challenge. And here's what they had to say: “We have been working with Kendall and CurlyRed […]

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Published: April 24, 2013

CurlyRed, and it's president, M. Kendall Ludwig, is passionate about stopping human trafficking around the world. And we've been looking for an opportunity to assist an organization that is focused on addressing this serious crisis. So a few weeks ago, after seeing a post on B'More Creatives, we reached out to Sarita Hartz Hendricksen. She's the […]

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Published: December 5, 2012

For the past several years, CurlyRed has created an annual interactive holiday card for Rye Country Day School in New York. This year's card features a calendar that reveals a new service, completed by Rye students for 21 days this month. There's even falling snow and music, performed by the RCDS Festival Chorus. Here's what […]

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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: July 31, 2012

We've been designing and building a LOT of websites recently at CurlyRed. And we wanted to share a few projects that have recently launched that we are rather excited about:1. Calvary Chapel: a church in California looking for a textural, modern web presence. 2. IronDog K9 Solutions: a company in Virginia that specializes in public and private dog […]

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Published: June 19, 2012

We are so happy to share that our client, Tommy Cleaver, won the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year for the National Capital Area this past weekend. Tommy, along with the 17 other candidates, raised $1.1.million to help raise resources that will continue the advancement of research, treatment, and eventually a cure of […]

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Published: May 16, 2012

A year and a half ago, CurlyRed began working with a Baltimore-based company called Cambridge Iron & Metal. This company collects and processes ferrous and non ferrous metals to be recycled and has been around since 1909. One of the first projects CurlyRed ever created for Cambridge was a fun t-shirt design that would spell out Cambridge in vintage beer cans […]

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Published: March 6, 2012

We met Stacey of People's Community Health Centers at a networking event and we were inspired by the services they provide for our community. We reached out to our friend Larry Canner, who captured some amazing shots of their space and staff. From the imagery, we developed a really vibrant color palette that conveys the […]

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Published: January 17, 2012

We at CurlyRed have the privilege of working with some truly creative clients—and man, are they fun. In working with them, we get to do what we love to do the most—design out of the box. Find a truly unique solution. And capture the spirit of an artist or several artists. We just had to share some […]

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