CurlyRed | A Design Blog

Published: March 20, 2024

CurlyRed was thrilled to be chosen to create a new web presence and marketing materials for the First Peoples Wing-Off and Music Festival! This festival, brought to you by Western Maryland Jaycees, is an annual celebration of the best wings and music in the region surrounding Cumberland, Maryland. All profits from this event are going […]

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Published: October 30, 2023

Ohio-South Farm Products is a Specialty Foods company rooted in Central Ohio. Their great tasting products are made fresh from the farm with healthy, natural ingredients. Ohio-South markets to national distributors, wholesale customers, grocery stores, restaurants, and online direct to consumer. Many of our products were created by hardworking Specialty Food Industry entrepreneurs and sold […]

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Published: May 31, 2023

The Foundation for International Aid to Animals (FIAA) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes humane and responsible treatment and training of domestic animals and advocates natural conservation of wild animals and global biodiversity. FIAA began in 2001 when its founder, Mindy Camponeschi, was inspired by what she saw as a compelling need for […]

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Published: January 18, 2023

First, a bit about BSI: Berkeley Springs Instruments, LLC, (BSI) has specialized in the development and application of innovative industrial technologies for over 35 years. These technologies include in-service tank robotics, nuclear power plant control room design, neural network software development, remote monitoring systems, and more. BSI and its legacy companies embarked in 1980 and […]

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Published: August 17, 2022

First, a bit of history: Sunkissed Tanning was established in 2013 by owner Alice when she decided to venture away from her 28-year career as a dump truck driver to pursue a bigger dream of owning her own business. Alice brought on her daughter, Hanna, as co-owner and service provider to help build on to […]

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Published: January 27, 2022

At long last, downtown Oakland Maryland once again has a coffee shop — our CurlyRed client, Shoofly Java! The Vagabond Taproom owners Pat & Michelle Hudnall decided to recently expand right next door to offer delicious and locally-sourced coffee, tea and craft sodas (along with handmade breakfast items and desserts)! A testament to the popularity […]

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Published: December 9, 2021

At CurlyRed, we have launched a record-breaking number of websites in 2021 (with still a few more coming before the year is out!). Hats off to our web guru/ principal developer Mark Ludwig for working his magic unicorn fingers to the bone! Today's featured client has been a long-time client of CurlyRed, and this is […]

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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 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: 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: January 27, 2021

At CurlyRed., it's such much fun to help our clients to create a new visual identity and new online presence! We loved working with Allegheny Trail House, Frostburg’s first and only farm-to- table bed and breakfast. The home is located in historic downtown Frostburg – within walking distance to the FSU campus, unique restaurants, shops and, yes, […]

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Published: January 2, 2021

At CurlyRed, we're kicking off the new year with updates to our website,! We hope you enjoy and Happy 2021!

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Published: December 9, 2020

Our client, the Dove Center in Oakland, MD provides safety, advocacy, and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and strives to expand public awareness of those issues. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is the Festival of Trees. In July, they made the heartbreaking decision to cancel […]

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Published: August 26, 2020

CurlyRed had the immense honor of designing and developing a custom, responsive website for the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD.The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and access to the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. We have served as one of 24 County arts agencies in the state […]

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Published: July 1, 2020

At CurlyRed, recently we have been busy bees!  On top of serving our retainer clients, and taking on new branding and print projects, we launched 4 new websites last month (might be a record for us?) including these two: Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE) The ANPCE was established in 2015 as a way […]

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Published: February 6, 2020

Sometime a client comes along and you just know that it was meant to be. We met Pat and Michelle Hudnall, owners of  The Vagabond Taproom on Alder Street in downtown Oakland, through the Mountaintop Soccer Association. Their son was on a team with our oldest daughter, and we became friends quickly after that. So […]

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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: April 24, 2019

We had the absolute honor of creating a new web presence for The Dove Center in Garrett County, which provides safety, advocacy, and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and strives to expand public awareness of those issues. Heather L. Hanline, MS, LCPC, Executive Director of The […]

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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: 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 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 […]

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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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