About

Let me introduce myself, my name is Catharine Graff (but, you can call me Cat). I am someone who is passionate about all things beautiful.

Whenever I get the chance I just love to go dance around in questionable weather (this is likely because of having watched Singin’ in the Rain one too many times). I find wandering around in nature compels me to create and spurs new ideas that I want to share.

WHAT DO I DO?

Create illustrations and art in various mediums. Translate ideas into tangible graphic design. Communicate visually while targeting a focused audience.

Creative services include:

  • Visual Communication
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Art
  • Illustration & Painting
  • Corporate Identity Including Logos, Business Cards & Brochures
  • Cover Images, Profile Graphics & Blog Headers
  • Email Banners & Layout
  • Photo Enhancement
  • Posters, Postcards & Invitations
  • Social Media Branding
  • Consulting & More

Industries that I have worked with:

  • Advertising
  • Entertainment
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail & Merchandise
  • Non-Profit

WHAT’S MY STYLE?

Art: It’s all about what is happening in the moment. It’s hypnotic to paint, especially with the flow of watercolour. It clears my mind and releases emotion. It’s a meditation. To me, it’s not about the finished piece, but being in the creation process. View my paintings here or watch a video.

Design: When working with my clients, I want to draw out what they are trying to convey in a professional, honest and straight forward manner. Keeping things simple and beautiful is key. View my designs here.


WANT TO USE MY ARTWORK?

If you’d like to use my artwork, please send me an email with what you’d like to use it for and I will get back to you with a quote.


WHEN AND WHERE?

I am around the office Monday to Friday and I check emails between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As I work remotely, you may find me virtually anywhere on this spinning top.


HOW MUCH?

I bill hourly for creative direction and graphic design, if you’d like a rough quote, send me a message here with your project details.


WHAT ARE MY DREAMS?

I have this one recurring dream where I’m floating, that’s probably not what I’m supposed to put here. At the moment, I freelance as a graphic artist, but I’d love to supplement that with my painting so that one day I can spend more time in my studio creating.


Wow, you made it this far, you deserve a high five!



WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID:

“I have known and used Catharine for special projects for years and the one word that always comes to mind is “over-delivered”. I cannot count the times, clients were literally speechless at the level of creative. There is not a nicer person on the planet to work with and clients love her. This is not a person who does a few logos and calls themself a graphics designer. Catharine has grown in her craft and I have all the confidence in her on even the most complicated and sophisticated projects. Our clients are Fortune 100 and not only deserve the best but they EXPECT it and Catharine delivers EVERY TIME.”
Scott Mullins, Principal, Mind Design Group

“Catharine was very pleasant to work with and is very talented with graphic and art in general. She produced computer graphics quickly and efficiently.”
Johnny Orfei, Network Engineer

“Catharine executed a lot of our design visions in web-, application-, interactive- or print-related work quick and professionally, while contributing her own creative ideas, and producing some very successful designs in the process.”
Andreas Schiffler, Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft

“Catharine, is the ideal employee for getting things done, and done right. Her skills surpass those of any graphic artist I have seen in the field, and the speed at which it is done is simply amazing! Her charming and easy going personality makes her a perfect team player…”
Neal Giddings, Ganz Interactive

“It’s a relief to get something that looks like it *wasn’t* made by an 80 year old in Microsoft Word on the first proof. You should put that on your resume or something, you wouldn’t believe the stuff that gets passed off as “design”.”
Jeff and Brad


Until next time.

P.S. Always remember to keep on kerning together.