12.06.2016

CurlyRed Begins Work with Prominent Garrett County Real Estate Professional


CurlyRed, a branding, print and web design company, is excited to announce that it has signed its first Garrett County client, Jay Ferguson of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales. A successful real estate agent for many years, Mr. Ferguson founded the real estate side of Taylor-Made in April of 2014 with friends Joe & Jodi Refosco and Chad Taylor. He is responsible for selling over $75 million of prime real estate during his career.

Wanting to take his marketing to the next level, Mr. Ferguson reached out to M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer of CurlyRed, to create an eye-catching leave-behind folder for prospective clients. The piece, set to be out early in the new year, will feature historic and current imagery of the Deep Creek Lake area, as well as an infographic and information about Jay Ferguson and his unique approach to real estate. Both Ms. Ludwig and Mr. Ferguson hope this piece will be one the recipients will want to keep for years to come.

About CurlyRed: Since 2007, CurlyRed has provided fresh, captivating and timeless design, branding, print and web solutions for numerous companies and nonprofits across the country. CurlyRed is a virtual team of local talent including: designers, developers, writers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, public relations and social media experts. In 2011, CurlyRed was officially certified as a MBE/WBE business by the State of Maryland. In August of 2016, CurlyRed relocated from Baltimore to Mtn. Lake Park, and looks forward to working with more businesses and nonprofits in Western Maryland.

11.29.2016

We wish every Tuesday was Giving Tuesday.

Happy Giving Tuesday everyone! If you're looking for a worth charity to donate to today, we have a few suggestions for you:

CurlyRed has had the great privilege of providing services for many several fantastic non-profits that would greatly benefit from your donation today. These include The Community Crisis CenterZion Project, and Business Volunteers Unlimited, just to name a few.



But we also wanted to shine a light on two incredible organizations. This year, our family is “gifting” our girls with adopting a little girl named Laurence through Compassion International. They are “the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship.

Holistic child development means they begin, in some cases, with prenatal care and go all the way through leadership development for qualified young adults. It means they take a long-term approach to what they do and go beyond simple involvement in the lives of the children and families they serve.”

For a small monthly fee, we will be helping this young girl get what she needs to thrive. And we are hoping our girls will be inspired to also send letters, pictures and well wishes all year long!


Another organization that's doing great things is World Relief. “World Relief's mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, they work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.”

World Relief does this awesome thing every holiday season called the “Give Hope Shop.” You can select “gifts” to donate under the names of family and friends, that go directly to those in need. So much better than a gift card, don't you think?

We encourage you to join us in the act of giving today, and through this entire holiday season long. Grace and peace!



11.16.2016

Association highlight: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce


Since CurlyRed made this move a few months ago, we felt it was important to get plugged in to our local community. We have met with several community leaders, attended events like Oakland Renaissance, and made the decision to join the local chamber.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the largest professional business association in Garrett County with nearly 600 member firms representing every industry in the region. The Chamber also serves as the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the County. They are responsible for attracting more than 1.2 million visitors per year to Garrett County. 

The Chamber has a lovely website full of great information (always a plus), with truly stunning branding by the extremely talented Mark and Laura Stutzman (who happen to be new neighbors of ours!).  Cheers to new adventures!

11.07.2016

Start your week off right with a FREE CurlyRed giveaway!



If you live in the Baltimore area, and love free food, drinks and music, pay attention! 

This Saturday night, Nov 12th, from 7-11pm, our friends at Baltimore Volunteers Unlimited are putting on a great event called "Get Down to Do Good," featuring Motown & Soul Sounds from the Legendary Winfield Parker and the Wilson Pickett Band!

At CurlyRed, we had a wonderful time designing the branding, flyers and invitations for this event, and now we get to share something special with you:


That's right! We are GIVING AWAY 4 tickets for the event (which includes food, drinks and live entertainment)—an incredible $300 VALUE!!!

All you need to do is comment either here, on our Facebook or Instagram pages on why you want to be at this event, and we will randomly choose one lucky winner! This contest closes this Wednesday, November 9th at 10am, so you need to act fast. Good luck! And thank you BVU!

10.27.2016

We can't wait for the Creative Mixtape!!!

Creative Mixtape
Join Charm City’s Finest Creatives for a Totally Tubular Networking Event!
Before CDs and long before Napster, iTunes, and Spotify hit the scene, we all rocked out to our favorite cassette tapes. Although we’re living in the digital age now, let’s never forget how it felt to be an original music curator. Channeling our musical superpowers to create the perfect mix of Nirvana, Boyz II Men, and TLC, we were ultimate mixtape masters.

Much like that magical feeling of closing our eyes and cranking our boomboxes all the way up, amazing things can happen when creatives mix and mingle. That’s how the Creative Mixtape — a networking event for Baltimore creatives hosted by Charm City’s flyest groups — was born. Put your Netflix plans on pause and join us for the ultimate mixer on Tuesday, December 13. Don’t miss out or you’ll be totally buggin’.

Totally Buggin'
Johnny Sanchez

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Free parking is available in the casino garage.
WHAT'S THE 411?
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  |  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Johnny Sánchez Restaurant
Horseshoe Casino
1525 Russell Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOVEMBER 16!
Join hundreds of Baltimore designers, marketers, advertisers, and other creatives for a totally fly evening at Johnny Sánchez in the Horseshoe Casino! Your ticket includes food, drinks and admission to the most bomb diggity networking event of the year.

JOIN THE PARTY
As if this event wasn’t already going to be all that and a bag of chips, you’ll also get to mix it up with the fearless leaders of AMA Baltimore and Charm City’s hottest creative industry associations!
AAF
AIGA Baltimore
AMA Baltimore
B'more Creatives
Girl Develop It Baltimore
PCB
SHAG
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10.20.2016

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.

10.12.2016

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.
 
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