Featured client: Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP

Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP has been serving the legal needs of the people throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area since 1953. GM&E was one of CurlyRed's very first web clients, but they were in need of an upgrade—to a fully custom, responsive Wordpress website.

The new website features all new headshots of the attorneys, taken by our friend Larry Canner. It also has easy-to-access information about the various areas of law in which Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP specializes, including motor vehicle accidents, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, civil litigation, and asbestos litigation.

We wish GM&E many more successful years of bringing justice to Maryland. Please contact us for any of your website design and development needs.


Client spotlight: Grace United Methodist Church

CurlyRed was thrilled to work with Rev. Dr. Amy P. McCullough at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore.

From their website: “we try to hear what God is saying for our everyday lives and for this city. We try our best to serve one another, welcome everyone, grow together in faith, and embrace the Christian tradition of following an unpredictable God.” 

In that light, Grace was looking for a stewardship brochure for their congregation that highlights their role in the community and how their funds are allotted. We paired beautiful, warm imagery with an autumnal color palette and friendly, interesting typefaces.

In Amy's words: “It was pleasure to work with Kendall at CurlyRed, as she created a bright, inviting brochure. We loved her ability to capture the heart of our message and tell the story through a creative combination of color, image, and script. We highly recommend her!”

If you have print design needs and want something unique and eye-catching, please contact us today.


Resources for a more peaceful and creative soul

Since we made our “CurlyRed-new-adventure” announcement, many of you have asked us what informed our decision and helped us make such a major life change. Today marks our 40th day here, which has a spiritual weight to it—40 days is usually symbolic of a long season. And while it hasn't felt so long, it has been an incredible 40 days.

In addition to the wise council of my dear friends and family, there have been several books, albums and a podcast that have helped shape the way we think about work, rest, creativity, and meaning. So if you'd like to learn more, here are a few wonderful resources for you:

On Creativity: 

"Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book explores the art of capturing that "magic" that happens when one creates. Fascinating. 

"A Moon Shaped Pool" by Radiohead. Every time Radiohead releases a new album, the creativity flows from their instruments to our souls. Such beautiful, powerful, interesting music.

On Peace/Rest:

"The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst. Understanding the power of the words "yes" and "no" can change everything. The book is about reclaiming life through the choices we make with our time and energy.

"Present over Perfect" by Shauna Niequist. This book speaks about how "living is real over image, connecting over comparing, meaning over mania, depth over artifice. Present over perfect living is the risky and revolutionary belief that the world God has created is beautiful and valuable on its own terms, and that it doesn’t need to be huzzed up and fancy in order to be wonderful."

On God:

"Poets & Saints" by All Sons and Daughters. This album was released just after we moved. What a comfort it has been, and so much truth delivered in such lovely music.

"The Robcast" by Rob Bell. Rob is a long-time favorite of

ours, and his "How to Be Here" tour this summer was incredible. But the current "Wisdom" series he's doing now is some of his all-time best work. Highly recommended.

We hope these resources are helpful. Enjoy!


Are you following us?

...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 of the "why." A peek into a way of living that has more margin and intentionally, and less hurry and rush. We hope to use this transition as a means to create even more amazing branding, print and web solutions for you. 

Won't you join us on the journey?


Featured Client: Delegate Sandy Rosenberg

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 photography of the different neighborhoods he represents. We paired a patriotic color palette with his star-themed branding (created by our friends at Blue Ocean Ideas).

The result? A clean, fully-responsive,  custom Wordpress website that shows off the areas and issues he's most passionate about. Like what you see? Please contact us today for your custom website needs.


The new CurlyRed adventure—and a free gift, just for you!


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.”

Thinking back to a little less than 6 months ago (when my office had zero real windows), I gave two speeches about the power of virtual teams. I spoke about how I've crafted my company to grow as projects demand, pull talent from around the country when called for, and about my passion for work/life balance. CurlyRed has followed a virtual team model since its inception, first out of necessity, then out of choice. The freedom and flexibility I had thanks to this model quickly became of upmost importance to me.

Then that freedom was put to the ultimate test this summer—what exactly would it look like to relocate CurlyRed to a brand new place?

This was NOT part of the plan. I was born in Baltimore, and have lived in Baltimore my entire life. And despite what my stepmom from Pittsburgh wishes, I will never give up my Orioles and Ravens fandom. However, my heart had begun tugging me in a direction of greater simplicity—something that I was finding increasingly hard to come by.

My life, and my family's life in Baltimore was a good one. We have a wonderful support system there: loving family, an amazing church home, life-long loyal friends, and even fabulous creative peers (a quick shout out to my fabulous B'More Creatives ladies).

But my inner life was a hot mess. My default state was frazzled—and I hated that my impressionable young girls saw me that way. While CurlyRed has remained a source of joy, I didn't even feel like I could often give it the head space it deserved because there were too many other things vying for my attention.

So yes, simplicity and peace became a deep desire of my soul. And shortly after we decided to put our home on the market, I stumbled upon a listing for this home. A dream house, in every sense of the word (for us at least—we've been dreaming about buying a historic Victorian home for ages—and did I mention that it has a SPIRE?).

Looking through this listing sent off fireworks in my brain. What WOULD it be like to begin a new adventure with my family? To put to the test my ideas about what a virtual team model could truly be?

After convincing my husband that I was actually serious about this house, we took our girls to see it, and I knew. We knew. This place, 3 hours to the west of Baltimore, is an ideal place to raise a family. Nature is abundant, the schools are fantastic, the pace of life is much slower, the small-town charm is right up our alley, and yes, high-speed internet DOES exist. So after saying many very difficult goodbyes to so many loved ones, we packed up everything we owned and headed west.

I was listening to this podcast the other day, and I think what Rob Bell says really sums it up: “Some people make drastic changes in their life to reclaim their heart.”

So, this is the next chapter in CurlyRed's life. We will continue to create unique and timeless branding, print and web solutions for our existing clients. We will still be back in Baltimore for in-person meetings, networking events, and to visit family and friends. We also hope to meet lots of local businesses here in historic Mountain Lake Park/Oakland, MD, as well as areas like Deep Creek Lake, Cumberland and Morgantown, WV.

To my clients and peers: I want to say thank you so much for the love and support you've given me and my family. To my Baltimore family and friends: we miss you everyday and thank God for the phone calls, emails, letters, etc, that have kept us connected.

As a constant reminder of this amazing blessing of a house and neighborhood, I have begun posting a photo each day of new discoveries to my Instagram feed. Please follow CurlyRed there to see what we get up to.

with love, gratitude and some much-needed peace,
president and principal designer, CurlyRed

P.S.: And as a special thank you for being so awesome, we have created a 
freebie reference guide called "Vector versus Bitmap."
Download the full PDF here and Enjoy!


This Saturday: The 4th Annual Un-Company Picnic!

Ok, boys and girls, we absolutely ADORE this event! The Un-Company Picnic is a great afternoon of food, drinks, and creatives mixing and mingling.

One of the things that makes this event great is that fact that it is family-and-pet friendly, so there's no need to choose between spending a Saturday afternoon with your family, or growing your business. CurlyRed has been a part of this event since its inception, and we're so glad to see the tradition live on.

Tickets are $15 Adults / $5 Kids* / Furry Friends are FREE
*at least one adult ticket must be purchased to register kiddos

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, there are still some available through this Friday. We hope you can make it!
good design for everyone