CurlyRed | A Design Blog


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: 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: 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: 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: September 2, 2015

Are you thinking about a website refresh or facelift? Do you want to create a stronger online presence? Are you curious about how to create a dynamic and captivating website for your company or organization? You're in luck: that's what M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed will be discussing, as part of […]

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Published: August 12, 2015

Now THIS was a super-fun job to work on. Not only is Kellie’s work outstanding, but we were able to work together to create new branding and a new look for her portfolio website to really showcase her talent and impressive client list. We share a love for white space and stunning typography. And the final […]

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Published: July 22, 2015

Josh Ludwig, CEO of Ludwig Painting and cousin of president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig, was very happy with the website we created for him a few years ago. But WE had one major problem with it: it wasn't mobile-friendly. As you've most likely heard by now, Google began rolling out a search engine […]

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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: 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: May 31, 2012

It's been pretty darn hot here in B'more this past week. And it's got us thinking about beaches, cold drinks, and all design that's summer-inspired. Here at CurlyRed we love summer: the colors, the patterns, the textures, and drawing inspiration from beautiful nature! We hope this board inspires you too.P.S.: Our website has recently been updated […]

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Published: October 7, 2011

Ludwig Painting was one of CurlyRed's very first web clients. When Josh Ludwig, the owner, expressed that he was ready for a "reboot," we were ready for the challenge.Our web guru, Mark, did an outstanding job of giving the new site a clean, polished and super professional feel. And the beautiful photography was completed by […]

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Published: June 17, 2011

CurlyRed’s newest website features Cynthia Chin. Cynthia is an award-winning writer, poet, freelance curriculum writer, editor, and tutor based in Baltimore, Maryland. She also adores texture and pattern, simplicity and elegance. Here’s what Cynthia had to say about working with us: “Kendall Ludwig and the team at CurlyRed are not only innovative professionals who conceive […]

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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: 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 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: September 17, 2010

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and we are always on the lookout for amazing work our fellow designers are creating. But when thinking about redesigning our website, we were particularly interested in finding other websites that have a similar aesthetic to ours. And here are some of our favorites: We love this site for the […]

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Published: September 13, 2010

Happy Monday everyone! Here at CurlyRed, we are working on a huge project: redesigning our website! It's no small feat, and something we've been wanting to do for, well, a really long time. But then came a baby, and she threw everything off-track (in the best way possible). But now that we are moving full […]

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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: 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: 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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