We are overwhelmed with thankfulness this year (as we tend to be around this time). But there are so many things to be grateful for! Spending time and sharing meals with family is at the top of our list. At CurlyRed, we are working hard to finish up some projects and then heading off to celebrate a long weekend of food, wine, laughter and counting our blessings. We hope you are inspired to do the same! Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!
We love this time of year, and one reason is that we get to attend fabulous events! Mingling with friends and clients, getting pampered, enjoying a festive drink or two, AND benefiting charity? What could be better? So if you're looking for a few fun networking events to attend in Baltimore in the next few weeks, here are three that we are extra excited about:
M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, will be running in a 5k to benefit a Ugandan family seeking asylum in the US. This family of a mother, father, and three small children is from Uganda. They have fled their country and are seeking asylum in the United States. In Africa, they were being persecuted by the government and have come here as refugees. They arrived in the United States with the clothes on their back and very little else.
Gaining asylum in the United States is a long and tedious process and, while waiting, there are restrictions on obtaining a work permit. At this point, the family has no income and has been relying on donations from churches and individuals to survive.
Any money we can raise before the 19th will go directly to help this family with their living expenses until they can legally earn their own way. Thank you for reading, your support and encouragement! To donate to this great cause, please go here: http://www.ournewhope.org/runforrelief/
Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks, is holding a contest where they are asking small businesses to submit their stories. There are some great prizes up for grabs (like a SuperBowl commercial-HELLO!). Plus, we get the chance to tell the world how passionate we are about good design AND curly redheads. So we figured, why not? So please vote for CurlyRed today, and often (you can vote once a day). And while you're at it, you can read inspiring stories from other business owners as well.
We love their work and passion for LEED certified architecture. Since they build beautiful things, we wanted to build them a beautiful web presence.
This custom-built Wordpress site showcases the structures and wide range of industries they serve, while staying crisp and modern. We hope to work with Hoffman Borowski & Associates, LLC for many more years to come! Here's what our client had to say:
Our site is everything we wanted it to be! It’s design is simple, but allows enough detail to show what we do. We are so pleased with the overall look and layout of CurlyRed’s design. Thank you, CurlyRed, for a website we are proud to show to our clients.
—Kimberly Lang, Director of Marketing and Accounting at Hoffman Borowski & Associates, LLC
(Disclaimer: yes, we KNOW we haven't done a "Monthly Pinterest" since May—for those of you who were keeping track. Let's just say we've been hard at work/our brains are on summer vacation mode!)
For us, August means two things: beaches and birthdays. CurlyRed's president and principal designer, Kendall, celebrates on the 23rd and her youngest daughter, Juliette (who made it on the board this month) turns 1 (!!!) on the 15th. As we look at Augusts past, it's always been the best time to trek down to Ocean City, Maryland (it's where dem locals go, hon!) for some salt water taffy, steamed blue crabs, bikes on the boardwalk, mini-golf and fun in the sun and sand. So for Juliette's big day, we are planning a little beach-themed shindig, and this board served as our inspiration! So if you're feeling blue about being stuck in the office, turn on some Beach Boys and enjoy. Here's to an endless summer.
I own CurlyRed, a graphic design company that works with clients to
create fresh, captivating and timeless design with personal service.
Our services include logo creation, identity systems, print and web
I've been married to Mark Ludwig for 8 years and we have two daughters, Margot Madeline, who is 3 1/2, and Juliette Elsie, will be 1 on August 15th.