Cate Elizabeth

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Cate,

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Make.

About Cate Elizabeth

I’m a multidisciplinary graphic artist with a passion for user experience design.

Originally from England, I’m currently living in Umeå, sweden. Before that I lived in Copenhagen for 5 years and was involved in various projects there.

I’m passionate about great communication in design and making amazing things accessible and fun to use. 

I have a chronic problem solving habit and the importance of accessibility is paramount to me. If you ever find me daydreaming, the chances are I’m solving some user experience problem in my head, be it how to organise a drawer to how to improve access and ease of use for a multitude of systems.

I create for a multitude of reasons, to communicate, to solve problems, to relax, and just because I can’t really help but create and solve. While I don’t always have the answers, I’m constantly learning and growing.

I’m looking for a company or group that I can throw my creative energy into, especially a place where my passion, enthusiasm and dedication can be useful. I get very involved and excited about the projects I’m working on, (sometimes a little too much) so I really would like a home where my ambitious and helpful nature can be appreciated. Location flexible.

Created using UX principles

Siff is a fantastic award winning Danish Actor that has worked alongside some of the top Danish talent. She needed a website that would act as a calling card and resume with a gallery for headshots, in two different languages, English and Danish.

We created 3 user profiles for a Casting Director, Director as well as for Agents, as these are the primary target audience, which is why we have key information and a very short biography just below the fold.

The site is still a work-in-progress so we haven’t conducted any user testing on it yet.

As for the backend, I have used WordPress, Elementor and the Astra theme.

Graphics for TV pilot 2018

Encephalon is a TV pilot filmed in 2018 in Copenhagen, its a near future “Black Mirror” esc noir. I was brought on as Lead Graphic Designer for the Pilot of a new Dansk Noir television show, a near future Sci-fi thriller where scientists have developed memory control technology. 

Inspired by the British show Black Mirror, Written by Morten Dahl Lützhøft, directed by Marc Harpsøe. 

Filmed in Copenhagen in 2018

Personal Branding Style Evolution

Print and Other Graphics

Illustration

Key Information

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
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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