2.23.2017

Featured Client: Twin Tails Event Farm




Twin Tails Event Farm is our second local client here in Garrett County, Maryland—the venue is located about 12 minutes north of CurlyRed. When we got a chance to see the property in person, we were inspired to create branding and a web presence that was as beautiful, elegant and rustic as the location itself.

The “cow tails” branding was inspired by the venue name, as well as our client’s other business (Karen Hineman is also the proud owner of the successful Slippery Mermaid sushi restaurants in Navarre, Florida and Sewickley, Pennsylvania).


The fully responsive, custom Wordpress website we created for Twin Tails showcases drone video footage of the property, as well as information about the venue spaces and catering options.

Here's what Ms. Hineman had to say when the Twin Tails Event Farm site went live:

“Oh my goodness....I just looked at the site and it is gorgeous. Can you say that about a web site? I ran it by my sister in law, who will be participating in the venue, and she got teary eyed...It is really very well done!....The web site is so stunning and way above and beyond...”

Contact us today if you want to be “wow”ed by your web presence!

2.15.2017

Only 13 days left of First Fruits February!



Have you been thinking about beginning a new branding, print or web project with CurlyRed? Now is the time!

You see, all month long, we want to give thanks for being in business for 10 years by donating ten percent of what we bring in back to the community. We have chosen two charities: The Community Crisis Center in Baltimore (our hometown), and the Dove Center in Garrett County (our new community). 

 The Dove Center, in Oakland, Maryland 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.”

The Community Crisis Center in Baltimore “is a nonprofit 501(3)c human service organization dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for residents of Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon (in Baltimore County, MD) through the provision of emergency food items, personal hygiene products, school supplies, financial literacy, and monthly grants for eviction-prevention and utility assistance.”

Thanks in advance for helping us give back to these two wonderful organizations. 

2.08.2017

CurlyRed Appoints New Vice President and Principal Developer

Ten-year-old design and marketing firm expands to meet growing digital demand

Mtn. Lake Park, MD - CurlyRed (curlyred.com) announced today that Mark Ludwig has joined the CurlyRed team. Mark Ludwig comes with a wealth of experience within the marketing industry, having spent the last fours years at Warschawski, a full-service PR and marketing firm in Baltimore. There, Mark served as the Director of Design Development, managing the creative team at Warschawski and creating beautiful, fully-custom, responsive websites, email newsletters, branding, annual reports and more.

Mark Ludwig, Vice President and Principal Developer, CurlyRed
Mark joins CurlyRed as Vice President and Principal Developer, where he will be instrumental in furthering CurlyRed’s vision in creating “good design for everyone.” Mark will be responsible for the planning, development, execution and implementation for CurlyRed's internal website as well as all client websites. Mark will plan, organize and lead CurlyRed's developers to meet the firm's standards and strategic goals and ensure design and functionality consistency across all sites it creates. Mark comments, “I'm thrilled to be working with CurlyRed, and M. Kendall Ludwig again. CurlyRed consistently produces excellent work and truly displays caring and thoughtfulness to all of its clients. I fully believe in the mission of ‘good design for everyone’ and I hope that I will continue delivering amazing results, with integrity, to our clients.”

M. Kendall Ludwig, President and Principal Designer said “I’ve referred to Mark as a ‘web guru’ for years, and I couldn't be more pleased that CurlyRed will now have the full benefit of his expertise. Mark is creative, driven, and adored by clients and colleagues alike—thanks to his problem-solving, sense of fairness, and articulate manner. I look forward to see how
CurlyRed will continue to grow with Mark acting as second-in-command.” 

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.

1.31.2017

It's CurlyRed's official 10th birthday TODAY!




Yes–ten years ago on this insignificant day, the paperwork was submitted to make CurlyRed a THING, with no real plan for what it would become. 

And in those ten years, we've worked with hundreds of companies and non-profits around the country. We've had fundraisers (and we're starting a new one tomorrow!). We've gotten to work with so many talented folks from around the country, including web developers, copywriters, social media experts, photographers, illustrators, marketing consultants, and fabulous interns. Kendall has spoken countless times at conferences, at schools and on panels. We been involved in several terrific networking and peer support groups, and we've done our best to create good design for everyone.

Somewhere in all of that craziness, we've also been blessed with two beautiful children, and amazing home and office space, and some of the best family, friends and clients a company like ours could ever hope for. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate last Saturday. And please keep your eye out for when we plan our Baltimore celebration (sometime in the Spring or Summer)!

Here are a few of our favorite shots from Saturday. Here's to another ten years!






1.27.2017

Open House to Celebrate 10 Years of CurlyRed is still ON!


Happy snowy Friday, everyone,

We are expecting more snow today and tomorrow here in Mountain Lake Park, but the crews are good at staying on top of the roads in our neighborhood, so we are still ON for our party tomorrow night from 5-8pm!

We hope you can still join us!

Please register here: 10yearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

1.20.2017

First Fruits February | Featured Charity: Community Crisis Center



Next month, CurlyRed is giving back 10% of all of our February sales to two great charities, one here in Garrett County (our new community) and one in Baltimore (our hometown).

Today we want to give more exposure to the Community Crisis Center in Baltimore. From their website: "The Community Crisis Center, Inc. (CCC) is a nonprofit 501(3)c human service organization dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for residents of Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon (in Baltimore County, MD) through the provision of emergency food items, personal hygiene products, school supplies, financial literacy, and monthly grants for eviction-prevention and utility assistance.

Photo courtesy of Carroll County Times
Community Crisis Center offers classes each month on internet job search skills, resume preparation, and job interview skills. These classes are made possible through an award from The T Rowe Price Foundation."

We have seen the Community Crisis Center in action, and it's an amazing place. Anyone, from any walk of life, can enter the CCC's doors and be welcomed. These individuals and families can know that their immediate needs, whatever they may be, will be met. We've seen the CCC not only help with issues like hunger, but also helping families find housing, jobs, medical care, educational supplies, and more. And they do this all on a small budget and is mostly staffed by volunteers (who are all wonderfully caring!), under the guidance of our friend Ed Hartman. We are truly glad to help them in this way!

If you'd like more information, you can call the Community Crisis Center at 410.526.7111.


1.18.2017

First Fruits February | Featured Charity: The Dove Center


Next month, CurlyRed is giving back 10% of all of our February sales to two great charities, one here in Garrett County (our new community) and one in Baltimore (our hometown).

Today we want to shed a little light on The Dove Center, in Oakland, Maryland. The mission of the Dove Center is to provide “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.”


They have a goal of “having every client live free from abuse after leaving the program,” and want to reach as many victims as possible. They do this through a 26-week program called “The Abuse Intervention Program” with individual and group counseling included. 

They also provide free services, such as: Individual counseling, 24/7 help-line, 24/7 emergency shelter, Advocacy with other systems, Accompaniment to legal, medical, and other related appointments, and 911 cell phones.

We are so delighted to assist this organization that is doing such good in our new community,  and giving victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault is safe place to go in Garrett County. For more information, please contact the Dove Center at (301) 334-9000.

 
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