2.14.2018

Silent Sky opens TONIGHT!


It's finally here! Silent Sky at Our Town Theatre in Oakland, MD opens tonight! We still can't get over how lovely the poster design is, created by our own Mark Ludwig, Vice President and Principal Developer at CurlyRed.

If you're curious what Silent Sky is all about, here's a quick synopsis:

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

In an interview for the Garrett County Republican about this performance, M. Kendall Ludwig shared her thoughts on the play's themes. “The undertones of women’s rights is a powerful, timely and much-needed theme,” Ludwig said, “insisting that women have valid, important points of view.”

You can get tickets and RSVP here. Please say "hi" afterwards, if you come!

2.07.2018

Have a Nice Day Project is less than 2 weeks away! RSVP now!


Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm for Garrett County's first Have a Nice Day Project.

Our dear friend Jessica Watson of Points North Studio began the Have a Nice Day Project in 2015. It's been happening in coffee shops and bars all over Baltimore.

Join CurlyRed and the Garrett County Arts Council at our next Arts Connection on Tuesday, February 20th from 6-8PM to mix and mingle with good peeps and bring one of Baltimore's coolest give back projects to Garrett County.

TRADER’S COFFEE HOUSE
21311 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550
http://www.traderscoffeehouse.com/

THE PROJECT
And as part of CurlyRed's First Fruits February (and in honor of our 11th birthday), we wanted to bring this amazing, life-giving event to Garrett County! It's family-friendly, and open to anyone who wants to make another person's life more special with a hand-written coffee sleeve (no special artistic skills required!). Plus, Trader's will have it's yummy coffee and treats available for purchase.

So here's our mission (if you choose to accept it): We have 500 blank coffee cup sleeves and a ton of markers. We need your good vibes, favorite quotes and jokes to make these sleeves awesome. We’re donating them to Trader’s to give out to patrons. Then using this hashtag to share the awesomeness: #bmorenice


Will you join us? Please RSVP here today!

1.30.2018

Featured (First-Ever International) Client: Prima Optikk



“I am thrilled with the result of my branding project with CurlyRed. Her creativity, attention to detail, positive attitude and flexibility made it a pleasure to work with Kendall.”

—Jeanne Børretzen, CEO of Prima Optikk

It's not everyday that we get the chance to work with someone across the world! In fact, Prima Optikk is CurlyRed's first-ever international client—located in Rosendal, Norway—and what a great client they have been!
We love the simplicity of the lettering, the nod to eye exams, and the feminine color palette of Prima's brand. Plus, it works perfectly with the branding of Prima's parent company, Alliance Optikk.


In 2017, CurlyRed began including a comprehensive digital brand guide for all of our branding packages, so each client knows exactly how (and how not) to use the branding we've created for them. It includes the color codes for their brand, the typefaces used, alternate logos, brand assets, examples of logo misuse and more! 

If your company or organization needs assistance with your visual brand, please contact us today!

1.25.2018

One week until First Fruits February!



It's hard to believe, but February is only a week away! And that means: First Fruits February! CurlyRed will be donating 10% to two extra-special Maryland-based organizations, suggested by you.

(We had several great choices, and two stood out to us. We couldn’t choose between them, so we’ve decided on TWO non-profit recipients, one in Baltimore, MD and one in Garrett County, MD. )

Our first recipient, Simple Sacrifice's (visit Simple Sacrifice's website here), mission is to provide love and lunches to the homeless and hungry in Baltimore City every single Sunday (how amazing is that!). This fully volunteer organization is helping Baltimore be a kinder, and more welcoming place. This winter, Simple Sacrifice is expanding to support our friends during the coldest of nights. When the temperature dips we will be there with Cold Weather Survival Kits. You can help them with their Amazon wish list here.

Our second recipient is the "I Can Swim" program through the Garrett County Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex (website is down, but you can visit their Facebook page here). It consists of 4-days of active aquatic learning for every kindergarten class in Garrett County, MD (where CurlyRed is headquartered), as well as homeschooled 5 & 6 year olds. During the 4 days, the students are taught water safety skills, nutrition, music and more, as well as progressed through 8 total American Red Cross swim lessons. In the second year of the program, a shorter program was added for 6th graders which focuses more on adult and teen water safety and is often referred to as “junior lifeguarding.” This program has been instrumental in teaching thousands of children to swim at no cost to their families, or the public school system. Parents, teachers, principals, and the kids all love the program and would love to see it continue for many years.


So remember: 10% of any new project that we start and/or finish in the month of February 2018 will go towards helping out these two worthy organizations! That includes all branding, print and web projects. So please support us, so we can help Simple Sacrifice and I Can Swim!

1.11.2018

Have a Nice Day Project

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm for Garrett County's first Have a Nice Day Project.

Our dear friend Jessica Watson of Points North Studio began the Have a Nice Day Project in 2015. It's been happening in coffee shops and bars all over Baltimore. 

As Jessica writes:
“It's the coolest way for one neighbor in Baltimore to receive a nice greeting from another neighbor at random. This project reminds us that we're all connected in more ways than we imagine. Follow us on Instagram, and search our hashtag, #bmorenice.”


And as part of CurlyRed's First Fruits February (and in honor of our 11th birthday on January 31st), we wanted to bring this amazing, life-giving event to Garrett County! It's family-friendly, and open to anyone who wants to make another person's life more special with a hand-written coffee sleeve (no special artistic skills required!). Plus, Trader's will have it's yummy coffee and treats available for purchase. 

So here's our mission (if you choose to accept it): We have 500 blank coffee cup sleeves and a ton of markers. We need your good vibes, favorite quotes and jokes to make these sleeves awesome. We’re donating them to Trader’s to give out to patrons. Then using this hashtag to share the awesomeness: #bmorenice

Will you join us? Please RSVP here and help make this event a huge success! 

1.04.2018

1st Featured Client of 2018: RemSource

When we are able to help a client that has helped us for years, that's something really special.

RemSource is a US-based virtual support company that CurlyRed has been using since 2011! My assistant at RemSource helps us keep our company running smoothly: assisting with scheduling, following up on proposals and invoices, and even answers phones for us!

So when we met with Azi Rosenblum, Founder & CEO of RemSource, to discuss a re-brand of his company, we jumped at the chance! The final re-brand feels polished and streamlined, and uses custom flat icons, designed to to convey RemSource's main offerings: administrative, bookkeeping, consulting, and project management.


Here’s what Azi had to say:

“[CurlyRed's president and principal designer] Kendall is amazing, she is so talented, intuitive and creative. I’m a bit picky, I had a vision, but it was unclear and undefined. Yet, in some magical way Kendall was able to translate it to something spectacular. She knew exactly when to push back and when to extract the best of what I was dreaming up and with her incredible skills and development process the results surpassed my expectations!”

—Azi Rosenblum
Founder & CEO, RemSource


How can CurlyRed visually transform YOUR business? Make a commitment to good design this year. We’d love to work with you to bring your ideas to life. Contact us today.

12.22.2017

Very merry greetings from CurlyRed!



So long, 2017!

We wish you a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter, and a safe and magical start of 2018.

Our CurlyRed office will be closed starting today at 5pm, and we'll re-open Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. Please continue to check CurlyRed's blog (curlyreddesign.blogspot.com) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/curlyreddesign) for updates and CurlyRed news.
 
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