Oakland, MD — CurlyRed, a local branding, print and web design firm are moving their downtown Oakland office location from 204 Alder St. to 108 South Second St. in the historic Republican newspaper building, directly above The Gallery Shop and professional offices for The Garrett County Arts Council and Oakland Arts & Entertainment District.
M. Kendall Ludwig began her company, CurlyRed, in 2007 with the desire to create usable art. In her 13 years as President and Principal Designer, CurlyRed 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 of Maryland. CurlyRed is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and was certified as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) in 2017 by the Small Business Administration.
Joining Ms. Ludwig in this new office is husband and Vice-President and Principal Developer Mark Ludwig, as well as design interns from local universities.
CurlyRed will also be sharing this space with Angie Sincell, owner of Eye for Art Studio. This studio provides fun and unique art classes for all ages and abilities, including classes in painting and photography.
The Republican newspaper building has a rich history. Mary McEwen of Sincell Publishing is excited about life returning to the office and the potential growth. Ms. McEwen said, “It's exciting to be able to reopen our second floor again, and to see more life emerging in Oakland. CurlyRed is a great addition to the site, especially with the Garrett County Arts Council's Gallery Shop downstairs and the Eye for Art Studio being established upstairs. Our family has always been engaged and passionate about the arts, so we're truly pleased to collaborate with Kendall in this new endeavor. ”
M. Kendall Ludwig hopes to be using the office space regularly by early fall of 2020, and looks forward to scheduling a ribbon-cutting. “We’re thrilled to begin this next chapter of CurlyRed in the heart of Oakland’s A&E District, and are very excited to become tenants of such a wonderful historic space. We are grateful to Sincell Publishing for helping CurlyRed maintain our presence in Oakland.”