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Red Orange Studio is a tech-savvy creative agency that packs a punch when it comes to brand creation, graphic design and marketing solutions. We know businesses need a brand that makes a splash in the marketplace – and produces results as well. We’re here to create unique web and print media that is both visually captivating and strategically effective.

 

With core staff members located in our Shockoe Bottom studio (Richmond, VA), Red Orange Studio also has a virtual team of industry professionals who help us serve clients across the country. Our collaborative approach means you’ll have top-notch talent handpicked to meet the specific needs of your project. (It also means we’re streamlined enough to avoid large agency overhead fees, yet flexible enough to grow with you!).

We’re not here to impress you with our award-winning designs, our prestigious client portfolio, or our long list of credentials; we’re here to help you solve problems.

Working with Red Orange Studio isn’t like working with any other design company. When you meet Susie and the team, you’ll understand that you’re entering into a totally different relationship – and is completely centered around your success. From start to finish, Red Orange Studio is interested in achieving your business goals with creative and technical solutions. We’re not here to impress you with our award-winning designs, our prestigious client portfolio, or our long list of credentials; we’re here to help you solve problems. If you’re looking for creative design, strategic thinking and a fresh new partnership, give us a call and let us know how we can create juicy results for your business.

small team with big impact

Susie Fife, CEO at Red Orange Studio
Creative Strategist, CEO

Susie Fife

Fueled by a passion for great design, genuine relationships and business excellence, Susie Fife founded Red Orange Studio in 2005, and has grown the company into a team of top-notch designers, illustrators, developers, copywriters, photographers and other marketing professionals.

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Theresa Cennicola, Chief Operating Officer at Red Orange studio
Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Theresa Ceniccola

Red Orange’s Vice President and COO, Theresa Ceniccola is a masterful writer, communicator and marketing strategist and has spent years honing these skills to equip clients with compelling messaging and effective tactics. A core asset, Theresa’s job is to focus on the results – she’s monitoring and measuring to make sure every project is meeting client goals.

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Business Development Director

Jolinda Smithson

If you need to make miracles happen on a tight deadline, Jolinda Smithson is your best resource. As the Business Development Director at Red Orange, Jolinda never loses her cool when faced with unusual requests or seemingly impossible budget constraints. In fact, she rises to the occasion and meets the challenge with optimism and perseverance.

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Paula Cuchic, Administrative Assistant at Red Orange Studio
Office Administrator

Paula Chuchic

The bright, welcoming face you see when you walk through the Red Orange doors belongs to Paula Chuchic, our Office Administrator. Our go-to resource for scheduling client meetings and managing accounts payable, her diligent work ensures that the rest of the Red Orange team can concentrate on what they do best.

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Kristy May, Art Director at Red Orange Studio
Art Director

Kristy May

As Art Director of the Red Orange team, Kristy May takes a collaborative approach to all of her projects. She is genuinely interested in the success of her clients and thoughtfully explains to clients how her design can support their goals, so they are comfortable and confident in their decisions.

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Haley Hollenbach, Senior Graphic Designer at Red Orange Studio
Senior Designer

Haley Hollenbach

Haley Hollenbach brings impeccable page layout and timeless design to each project, served with a smile. As a Senior Graphic Designer at Red Orange, she spends her day visualizing and crafting powerful designs for brands, print and web. With over 16 years of experience in primarily the university and academic sector, Haley is equipped with the expertise to design with multiple perspectives in mind so her clients can meet their goals.

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Project Manager

Venus Bolton

Our Project Manager, Venus Bolton, has years of experience managing people, processes and projects. With a passion for people and a desire to connect and support others, Venus’ eye for detail ensures the Red Orange team can run smoothly and keep projects in motion so we meet client deadlines.

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André Johnson, Senior Graphic Designer at at Red Orange Studio
Senior Designer

André Johnson

André Johnson is the guy who brightens your day – even when you’re determined to be in a bad mood. As Senior Graphic Designer at Red Orange, André puts just as much energy into his work, fueled by a mission to cover the planet with great design and creative ideas to produce massive results.

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Steve Velasco, Web Developer at Red Orange Studio
Web Developer

Steve Velasco

Any project related to website coding and design customization is a perfect job for Steve Velasco, Web Developer at Red Orange. A speaker of five languages with experience in IT, graphic design, photography, videography and teaching, Steve is well equipped and ready to persevere through any project that comes his way.

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Caitlyn Fralin, Account Manager at Red Orange Studio
Account Manager

Caitlyn Fralin

With a passion for marketing and business strategy, Caitlyn Fralin has taken her role as account manager by storm since joining the Red Orange team. Caitlyn’s open, honest communication with clients keeps them on track when it comes to budgets, reports and their marketing goals. Detailed and optimistic, she asks the right questions and does the research to ensure her strategy ultimately drives every client’s bottom line.

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Matt Gordon, Content Marketing Specialist at Red Orange Studio
Content Marketing Specialist

Matt Gordon

Nothing is too complicated or too technical for Matt Gordon to take on. As our Content Marketing Specialist, Matt is always up for the challenge – especially when it means solving a client’s problem and learning something new in the process! A true team player, Matt thrives off of collaboration and is grateful for the opportunity to write and design for small businesses and large organizations throughout the state.

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Jared Throne, Graphic Designer at Red Orange Studio at Red Orange Studio
Graphic Designer

Jared Throne

He may be Red Orange Studio’s newest Graphic Designer, but Jared Throne has brought with him a wealth of experience and the persistent drive to improve his technical design skills each day he comes into the office. His design goals revolve around his clients — communicate honestly, work diligently, and go the extra mile to provide the best visual solutions.

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Our Brand Story

Rooted in love. Overflowing with creative juice. Designed for long-term collaboration.

Red Orange was the firstborn brand of founder Susie Fife and her husband John — a blend of their two favorite colors, which they merged artfully to create their wedding design. It later grew to become Red Orange Studio — a marriage of creativity and technology to support small businesses and large brands. Our unique combination of strategic marketing and remarkable design gives Red Orange clients a powerful tool for their brand success.

The Red Award

Red is a color associated with ENERGY, STRENGTH, and RADIANCE. It represents PASSION, COURAGE, WILLPOWER, CONFIDENCE, DESIRE and LOVE.

The RED AWARD is given to the teammate who exemplifies determination and diligence throughout the year with clients and projects. The RED AWARD recipient creates solutions, solves problems, and fights to make it right.

The person who was awarded red last year is our newest designer — brought on in May, 2017. She has been a great asset to the team, working through dozens of designs each week. She’s a powerhouse and we are so blessed to have her on the team. Congratulations, Haley, for receiving the 2017 Red Award! Thank you for all your hard work!

The Orange Award

Orange is associated with JOY and SUNSHINE. It represents ENTHUSIASM, HAPPINESS, CREATIVITY, DETERMINATION, SUCCESS and ENCOURAGEMENT.

The ORANGE AWARD is given to the teammate who serves as a leader and encourager to the team. This recipient shows grace in tough situations, provides solutions for other team members to excel and deeply cares about both the projects and the people.

The person awarded orange has had a huge impact in the short time he’s been here. He is a huge support to the team and provides encouragement every day. Always looking at the bright side, the orange award winner is constantly coming up with creative solutions for our SLICE clients. Congratulations, Andre, for receiving the 2017 Orange Award and thank you for the commitment to the success of the companies we serve!