HI

I'm

Cate,

I

Design,

Draw,

and

Make.

About

The CommuniCate is a strange animal, simultaneously a wild creative and a practical realist.

This CommuniCate is seeking a new home for problem solving, creativity and challenges, where her boundless enthusiasm rigorous process and out of the box thinking can be utilised.  

As a graphic designer and visual communicator Cates are fascinated by the psychology of how and why we connect with each other. While the wild Cate is most skilled in Graphic design, she also thrives working with her hands, making and creating from book binding to Murphy beds.

Cates are fascinated by Puzzles, I’m not talking about sudoku or the Sunday Telegraph Crossword, to her, problems, any obstacles are just tangles to unpick, Cates do this instinctively. It gets a little annoying frankly. Thriving best in a team, Cates like to have creative minds around to refine raw ideas and encourage useful ones. Cates especially thrive under constraints, to think outside of the box, first, the Cate must understand the box.  

This Cate has moved from Copenhagen where she lived for 5 years, to Umeå ,and is always seeking new projects and challenges regardless of location.

If you’re looking for a flexible and creative visual problem solver, consider adopting a CommuniCate today! 

Education

Leeds College of Art and Design

2005-2009

 Bachelors Degree with Honour in Visual Communication Gradde 2:2

Stockport College

2004-2005

Foundation Degree in Art and Design

Aquinas College

2002-2004

A level Performance Art

A level Computing

As Level Art and Design

GCSE Japanese

Cheadle Hulme College

1997-2002

GCSE English, Double Science, Mathematics, French, Art, Graphic Design, Drama

Work

Freelance Graphic Designer

Intermittently from July 2009-2019

I have accomplished a wide variety of graphic design work over the years ranging from print materials, full brand design, promotion for local theatre events in Copenhagen and hand painted signage for a cafe

Lead Graphic Artist for TV pilot

July 2018-November 2018

Encephalon is a near future noir similar to BBC’s Black mirror filmed in Copenhagen. 

I created A title sequence in 3D motion graphics, an app interface design with moion elements, overlay for a news cast and a few other pieces, see more in portfolio section.

Online Content Marketing Assistant

September 2014-December 2014

Short term contracted web content marketer at a florist, craft and home décor wholesalers wanting to expand into the online market. I spent most of my time writing product descriptions and enriching their website.

Freelance Photographer

July 2009-July 2014

I worked off and on through the years, I’ve done all manner of shoots from a fashion style shoot to a more reportage style. I’m highly technical but also highly creative in my work

Languages

English

Danish

Swedish

Skills

Windows
Mac osX
Android
Ipad OS

Platforms

Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Lightroom
Premiere/After Effects
Acrobat

Adobe

WordPress
Drupal
HTML/CSS
Social Media
Video Editing

Web & Multimedia

Digital Photography
Digital Media
Print Media
Blender
Microsoft Office
Project Management

Other

Creativity
Complex Problem Solving
Communication & Mediation
Flexible
Learning

Soft Skills

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