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Published: September 3, 2019

Oakland, MD ---  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  More details will follow soon.   On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, AAUW-Garrett Branch will recognize all local women business owners with a celebration at Cornish Café in Oakland, MD, 6-8pm.   October is National Women's Small Business Month, a time to recognize and applaud the talented, dedicated and driven […]

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Published: August 28, 2019

At CurlyRed, we love helping new businesses come to life! And we've been hard at hard helping Pat and Michelle Hudnall with the branding, print and web design for a brand-new storefront in downtown Oakland, called The Vagabond Taproom: Vagabond is about the outdoors, the travel, the journeys. Pat and Michelle are outdoor and biking […]

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Published: August 8, 2019

Are you going to college for graphic or web design? Do you need an internship? Would you like to work for a creative company that won't make you simply fetch coffee for 3 months? Well, have we got the position for you! CurlyRed Inc., a branding, print and web design agency in Garrett County, MD, […]

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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: April 30, 2019

As much as we love our office space in historic Mountain Lake Park, we've been longing to be part of the downtown Oakland community for as long as we've resided here in Garrett County, Maryland. Oakland has an amazingly rich history and was accepted as an official “Arts and Entertainment District” in 2016. We are […]

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Published: March 27, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed, is a proud member of the AAUW-Garrett Branch.  The national organization of AAUW has been empowering women across the country since 1881.  Locally, the AAUW-Garrett Branch was started in 1946 and has been active in our community supporting local women ever since.  The mission of AAUW is […]

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Published: February 20, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that 10% of any new project that we start and/or finish in the month of February 2019 with CurlyRed will go directly to ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag! Adelante Latina is our Baltimore FFF recipient. It's a free college prep program for academically promising Latinas of limited means in Baltimore […]

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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: August 30, 2018

Youth soccer is a big deal here in Garrett County, Maryland. So Mark Ludwig, vice president of CurlyRed, was pumped for the opportunity to redesign the branding and website for the Mountaintop Soccer Association. The previous branding had been in place for decades, and was in need of a facelift. Mark chose a strong emblem that […]

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Published: June 28, 2018

James “Mikey” Virts Jr. has been a good friend of ours since we moved to Garrett County, and a great force of good in the community (espeically as the Artistic Director at Our Town Theatre). So Mark Ludwig, Vice-President of CurlyRed jumped at the chance to help him with his branding and custom WordPress web […]

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Published: June 21, 2018

Summertime in Oakland, MD means beautiful weather, taking advantage of all the incredible local state parks, and fun, family-friendly events! Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been working with the Greater Oakland Business Association to promote these great events through some fun posters and Facebook graphics. One takes place every Thursday night (including tonight): Pocket […]

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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: January 11, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm for Garrett County's first Have a Nice Day Project. Our dear friend Jessica Watson of Points North Studio began the Have a Nice Day Project in 2015. It's been happening in coffee shops and bars all over Baltimore. As Jessica writes: “It's the coolest way for one […]

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Published: December 4, 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: September 6, 2017

written by: M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer, CurlyRed Now that my year-long experiment of positing to Instagram once a day is over, I've had some time to reflect on what I've learned. In both my personal and professional life, some things have changed quite a bit, and some things haven't.I figured I'd start […]

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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: April 5, 2017

We had moved into a truly spectacular home. It's in excellent condition and has so many interesting architectural elements and Victorian charm. We knew when we bought it that there were a few cosmetic changes we would want to make, but we’re handy folks and ready for the challenge. This winter we began our first […]

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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 […]

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Published: February 23, 2017

Twin Tails Event Farm is our second local client here in Garrett County, Maryland—the venue is located about 12 minutes north of CurlyRed. When we got a chance to see the property in person, we were inspired to create branding and a web presence that was as beautiful, elegant and rustic as the location itself. […]

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Published: January 18, 2017

Next month, CurlyRed is giving back 10% of all of our February sales to two great charities, one here in Garrett County (our new community) and one in Baltimore (our hometown). Today we want to shed a little light on The Dove Center, in Oakland, Maryland. The mission of the Dove Center is to provide […]

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Published: January 11, 2017

The idea of giving one's “first fruits” is not new. In Scripture, the idea was that a farmer would give the first (and best) ten percent of all he harvested back to God as an offering, a way of giving thanks. At CurlyRed, we want to give thanks for being in business for 10 years […]

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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 and Jodi […]

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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 […]

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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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