Welcome to BasicallyRed.com!

Hey there! Welcome to Stevie Caldarola's Portfolio. Stevie is a budding photographer, video editor, visual effects artist, lighting designer and graphic designer. She has been an avid amateur photographer since she could first use a camera. In college, Stevie minored in photography while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology (specializing in Lighting Design). Currently, Stevie is on hiatus from her studies to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University in Animation and Visual Effects.
 
Some of the skills that Stevie have mastered include camera operation (SLR and video), advanced Adobe Photoshop, advanced Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Wordpress theme design and coding, programming on all ETC consoles, select Strand consoles, Hogs, and Jands Vista, bookkeeping, and great writing and computer skills.

 
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Connection Trumps Perfection for ARTiculate: Real&Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Connection Trumps Perfection for ARTiculate: Real&Clear

The newest newsletter graphic for ARTiculate: Real & Clear- this one is about the importance of connecting when we present or speak to people, instead of just worrying about perfection in our presentation skills. What do you think? Does the illustration get the point of the article across? Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Let’s Be Honest for ARTiculate: Real&Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Let’s Be Honest for ARTiculate: Real&Clear

The next in the series of graphic illustrations that I’ve created for ARTiculate: Real&Clear‘s blog posts, this image might be my favorite to date. We went a different direction on this graphic- more of a “mixed-media, art and poetry book” illustration style. The article that this was made for, called “Let’s Be Honest: Listening to Our Voice Can Keep It Real” by guest blogger Alexandra O’Connell, is deeply rooted in the idea that in order to really “find our voice” we have to be accepting of honesty. Alex’ writing oozes imagery, which made it relatively easy to come up with some ideas for the illustration, but I wanted to push the boundaries a little bit more and start putting a little more “ART” into these graphics for ARTiculate.  Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: For the Love of Effective Communication for ARTiculate: Real & Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: For the Love of Effective Communication for ARTiculate: Real & Clear

We all know effective communication skills are good for success in life, but, sometimes, it can even be a matter of life and death. This is true of the story of Antoinette Tuff, which is told through the eyes of Diana Dresser, one of ARTiculate: Real & Clear’s vocal coaches, in her latest blog post. I was tasked with creating a graphic from the phrase “Love the voice.” While some pieces of ideas were thrown about, this was the main piece of information from which to formulate my design. Read More »

Bursting Into 2014
Bursting Into 2014

When we left 2012 to venture into a new year, 2013 was going to be “The Year” for me. I had a new, more powerful position at my day job, I was in talks for some major positive personal changes, and I had plans to push forward with my work on BasicallyRed. 

Read More »

LadiesOCB Graphics
LadiesOCB Graphics

Here’s a bunch of graphics that I created for the Ladies of Craft Beer website, promotions, marketing, and more.

Read More »

A Holiday Upgrade for ARTiculate: Real & Clear
A Holiday Upgrade for ARTiculate: Real & Clear

It’s an amazing feeling when you create a graphic that a company likes so much that they want to utilize it for their holiday card mailing. This is exactly what happened with ARTiculate: Real&Clear and the latest newsletter typographic illustration that I designed.  Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Thankful for Voice Ignited by ARTiculate: Real&Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Thankful for Voice Ignited by ARTiculate: Real&Clear

This time around, instead of a comic to go with ARTiculate: Real&Clear’s latest newsletter article, I was tasked with coming up with a good illustration for a recap of a conference that Hilary Blair and Kenny Storms had worked at the previous weekend. This conference was for the Association for Experiential Education and the good folks at ARTiculate were asked to help some members of the association tell their story. You can read the recap and see my artwork here. Read More »

DAILY INSPIRATION: Wednesday Battle Cry- Wake Me Up by Avicii
DAILY INSPIRATION: Wednesday Battle Cry- Wake Me Up by Avicii

More than any other day of the week, Wednesday, to me, is the most in need of a battle cry. Think of running a race: at the beginning, you’re pumped and ready to go. At the end, you’re super excited to be done and sprint to the finish. In the middle, though, is where it’s hardest to get motivated to keep going.

Wake Me Up by Avicii is my “get up and go” song today because, not only do the lyrics exemplify a lot of what I’ve been going through lately, but the beat of this song instantly transports me to a place where I’m in a sea of people simultaneously bouncing up and down in time to the music. If you’ve never experienced what that feels like, I highly suggest that you do. It’s epic. For now, however, it’s windows down, volume up! Read More »