Cat Douglas

Hello, I’m Cat

I listen, I design, I create.

Cat Douglas in a past life, I’m based at my home studio in Yorkshire for direct clients and I run about supporting various businesses. No day is the same as a freelance designer!

Going back I won a 1st prize D&AD student award, that’s the yellow pencil. Since then I’ve collected over a decade of experience in design for print, branding and logo design, front-end web design and magazine design, plus happy to artwork to supply.

I have been Art Director for two magazines such as IDFX interior design magazine, designing templates from scratch. I enjoy an efficient setup, keeping organised and like to reply promptly and flex to an agency’s working processes.

I’m a life-long learner which gains me adaptable skills and means I’m pretty versatile with style. I value collaboration with colleagues, so I’m best able to express my passion for design whilst being an asset to the project as a whole.

I work with you to ask questions to define the visual direction. For me, making a difference to the impact of your communications and the potential of the business is what matters. I believe that working through the details with an eye on the overall picture is what can bring about great work.

As a culture vulture I feast on creative inspiration. When I’m not learning to play Zelda on the piano I’m stripping wallpaper, having been known to intensively delve into my projects, whether it’s a new brand ID or the DIY.

If you’d like to find out more about how my process works or discuss how we might work together, please get in touch!


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Logo & brand

Refresh or launch your brand’s visual identity. Flesh it out with a colour palette, typography, patterns, photography style, etc. These can go nicely into your brand style guide.


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Print design

Get your brochures, flyers, magazines, book design, postcards, look books, folders, posters, adverts, annual reports, business or wedding stationery and menu designs here – read all about it!


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Large format & packaging

Bring messages to life on posters, roller/exhibition banners, wall graphics, point-of-sale stands, product labels or tags, bags, stickers, vehicle wraps, etc. using provided cutter guides.

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Front-end web design

Either front-end visuals to elsewhere for build, or a full WordPress website. Also animated gif / static banners, MailChimp e-newsletters, email signatures and app icons.


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Social Media design

Get your social up to scratch with engaging branded profiles and timeline graphic posts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and more.


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Infographics

Communicate your information clearly and cleverly utilizing icons, charts, tables etc. These could be as an individual item or as content going towards a larger print design project.

Technical Skills

Adobe InDesign
MASTER
Adobe Illustrator
LOGO PRO
Adobe Photoshop
VISUAL WHIZZ
Adobe Acrobat Pro
SUPPLY STAR
WordPress & Mailchimp
DIGITAL DIMENSION
Microsoft Office
ADMIN ACE
Touch typing
SPEEDY GONZALES
Getting to cake first
DOWN PAT

Experience

Since April 2012, I’ve been doing the freelancing thing, juggling a variety of brands with direct clients or by supporting an agency’s clients in their studio such as at Vital Marketing, CAB Studios, Phoebus Associates, etc. Projects vary from print pieces to textiles and magazines to full branding.

D&AD Student award 2006

 

Education

  • WordPress: X Theme

    2016 | Udemy

  • Adobe InDesign: Interactive Documents

    2013 | Lynda.com

  • BA Hons Graphic Design

    2006 | University of the Arts: Chelsea College

  • HND Graphic Design

    2004 | Reigate School of Art and Design

  • Foundation: Art & Design

    2002 | Northbrook College

Where you’ll find me

I design for nation-wide clients at my home studio in Huddersfield, Yorkshire and I can get about supporting agencies in the good old Catmobile.

Get in touch!

If you want to find out how the process works or talk about working together, I’d love to hear from you.

07746 340548
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