CV

Catharine “Cat” Graff


About

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


EXPERIENCE

Creative Professional

Freelance | 2000 – Present
Deep understanding of branding principles. Ability to simplify and communicate complex information visually. Navigate ambiguity with creative solutions. Flexible in projects that can pivot at any time.

Throughout my career I have worked on creative developed for brands such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, THQ, Activision, Marvel, DC Comics, HBO, AMC, Amazon, NHL, OHL, Niagara IceDogs and Food Banks across Canada.

Creative Design Manager

Scholars Education | 2021 – Present
Manage and create versatile print and digital marketing content to use across a wide range of marketing initiatives within the Education Industry. Anticipate and be responsive to the needs and expectations of clients. Ensure all branding is consistent and on message.

Communications Director

Apocalypse Studios | 2020 – 2021
Create and sustain the brand identity of the studio including pitch documents, press kits, social media and podcasts. Produce creative including graphic design and user interface. Manage a team of streamers including behind-the-scenes setup and scheduling.

Titles held include Creative & Communications from October 2020 to April 2021 and User Interface Artist from August 2020 to October 2020.

Graphic & UI Artist

Silicon Knights | 2008 – 2011
Manage corporate identity, branding, style guides and marketing materials as well as graphic design within video games.

Credited on two shipped AAA video games as well as The Goblin Man of Norway short film.

Owner & Creative Director

Studio 53 | 2005 – 2008
Create designs from concept to completion for multiple brands. Prepare contracts and timelines. Basic bookkeeping and accounting.

Honoured with the Arts & Portfolio Award (2007) and Personal Sites Award (2006) by the E-Niagara Web Awards.

Senior Graphic Designer

ADG | 2003 – 2005
Designing interfaces and graphics for applications. Research and development.

Tutor

Niagara College | 2002 – 2003
Tutoring college-level English, Graphic Design and Multimedia.

Graphic & Web Designer

Future Access | 2002 – 2003
Create and maintain websites. Express the ideas of others visually.


EDUCATION

Self-Employment Program

Niagara College | 2006 – 2007

Multimedia Certificate

Niagara College | 2002 – 2003
President’s Honour Roll

Graphic Design Diploma

Niagara College | 2000 – 2002
Honours


VOLUNTEER

Graphic Artist

Niagara Dog Rescue | 2022 – Present

Graphic Artist

Home Hospice Association | 2021 – Present

Advisory Board Member for the Graphic Design Curriculum

Niagara College | 2006 – Present

Web and Graphic Designer

Help Channel Burundi | 2007

Illustrator

Children’s Discovery Center | 2002 – 2003


SKILLS

Services

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Illustration
Animated GIF Creation
Social Media

Software

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Aseprite
Google Suite
Restream
Discord
Libsyn
Sendy
Asana
Trello

Interests

Watercolour
Photography
Tarot Reading

Quick Links

Portfolio: https://catgraff.com/design Contact: https://catgraff.com/contact Reviews: https://catgraff.com/reviews LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catharinegraff
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Cat Graff