A “pragmatic creative,” Cat combines her degree in PR with a passion for aesthetics. She’s a creative leader with extensive experience in marketing, writing, and graphic design, and is also a fierce advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in the video game industry. She has worked on more than 60 games in various capacities and her clients have included UCLA, Playdom, Playmatics, and Jelly Belly Candy Company. She is also the director of the IGDA Foundation’s Women in Games Ambassadors Program.
Curious about Cat? Here’s the word on the street.
Cat is the perfect balance of “Get it done” and “Get it done right.” Her network and ability to create quality content is unsurpassed. Cat is an experienced, “full-stack” marketer. She brings brand awareness, organizational skills, design prowess, and technical know-how to each project. Cat was asked to create the IGDA Foundation’s Intel iniative from the ground up. She used the IGDA Scholars Program and resources as a template, but instead of cloning it, she re-defined it and created a program that was tailored to the 29 women developers she sent to GDC. She changed their lives by creating the most memorable event of 2015. With less than two months to prepare, she defined the vision for the program and executed it – building a team, a project identity, an itinerary of events, the messaging, and the visuals that gave the Intel Scholarships their unique identity. She owned it.Molly Proffitt, Co-Founder & CEO at Ker-Chunk Games
Cat delivered some excellent graphic work that I needed to get my business rolling. I have gotten an incredible amount of mileage out of the services she provided — excellent return on investment. Cat was abundantly friendly and helpful. I have no hesitation recommending her to others.Keith Fuller, Fuller Game Production
As a manager, Cat always goes beyond the call of duty for her team, the assignments at hand, and the needs of the client and is one of the kindest, most talented, versatile, and professional individuals I’ve had the pleasure to work with. With her vast knowledge of the industry, Cat always brings fresh, innovative ideas and an an informed perspective to the table. She is quick on her feet and quick to solve any and every problem in a new, interesting way and will do everything in her power to ensure the task is completed. Cat shines as a exceptional writer, creative thinker, clever problem solver, and well-organized individual. Above all, Cat is one-of-a-kind for her compassion, cheerful nature, insight, and incredible passion for everything she pours her heart into — and is an absolute delight to work with and for.Julie Morley, Novy Unlimited
Cat is literally, without a doubt, the best person ever. That is not an exaggeration. It is scientific fact. She has been a role model for me and has been my main lifeline into the GameDev community. At IGDA, she was introduced to me as “an invaluable resource” of whom I was to seek approval. Her efforts are the backbone of the newsletter effort and she continues to be an integral part of that team, as a designer, moderator and coach. I would do terrible, terrible things for the opportunity to work with her. Luckily, I don’t have to.Lux Lubrano, QA @ Microsoft
Extraordinary. Dedicated. Talented. Intelligent. Cheerful. Cat.
Cat exemplifies what it means to succeed in one of the most demanding industries on the planet. Not only does Cat consistently shatter expectations, she gives every project the attention and care it needs to truly shine. Cat will go to the ends of the earth to ensure that deadlines are met and that the client is pleased with the final product. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the games industry and is skilled at applying her knowledge to her projects. Cat’s hands-on experience in leading campaigns, managing diverse teams, and directly working on projects makes her incredibly adaptive. She’s a talented writer, critical thinker, and inspiring leader who is pleasant to be around. I would gladly leap at any opportunity to work with Cat in the future — I cannot recommend her enough.
Cat is a tremendous professional and I was very blessed to have her talents at my disposal. From a design perspective she has an incredible eye for creating engaging and visually exciting materials that also easily convey meaning and content to the viewer. Her understanding of both print and digital media and the crossovers and obstacles of working with one or the other are invaluable and saved us a tremendous amount of time and money.Joshua Caulfield, CEO AIAS
Cat is an great manager that pays close attention to her team. She will go the extra step to ensure everyone is comfortable and understands the task at hand. Always thinking outside of the box, Cat will go beyond expectations to deliver timely, creative, and top-notch work. Her contagious cheerful demeanor is an amazing breath of fresh air in a fast-paced and demanding business. Cat’s supportive nature and ability to empathize with her teammates makes Cat one of the best managers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.Erich Schuler, Social Media Coordinator, Novy Unlimited