I'm pretty camera-shy.

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Hey, I'm Cat/Cathy!
I'm a designer with an appetite to thrive and grow. I've been told that I'm "occasionally" funny, so I felt like I should prove myself and incorporate some of that into this about page (ha).
I received a Bachelor of Science (weird, I know - I'll explain in detail it if you ask me about it) in Literature, Media, and Communication from Georgia Institute of Technology, from August 2014 - May 2017. 
But let's break down what exactly that degree name even means - first, please abandon all ideas that I only stared at Shakespeare for three years. The degree program was called LMC for short, and it was basically a catch-all liberal arts program. We had different threads/specialties which could let us choose what we wanted to focus in. For me, I specialized in Media Studies and Interaction Design. I was able to craft a degree program for myself by enrolling in courses that catered to learning more about things that would help in the experience design field. 
My skillset is something that I've found myself really questioning over the last few years. I wanted to find out who I am, and from both experiencing different workplaces with different folks - I have come to narrow down what I believe my own strengths are. While I am a designer of all sorts, I am most at home in product and user experience design because it's my bread and butter. Asking "why" rather than how. What really drives my passion for the design field is the thinking that needs to go into every decision being made. My favorite part is challenging myself to come up with unique solutions when it seems there's nothing but a huge wall in front of me.
If we're talking more technical skills, I'm most at home with Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, and Invision. But don't let that fool you, I am a jack of all trades with knowledge ranging in front-end coding languages like Java, HTML/CSS, and Javascript to spoken languages like Mandarin Chinese and German as well. (Oh, and I can also wiggle my ears!) 
When I'm not designing or cracking bad jokes, I enjoy venturing out for nice latte art (pre-COVID), watching Twitch streams, browsing Medium articles, gaming (current favorite is Lost Ark), and sleeping... a lot of sleeping to rejuvenate the mind 😴
Once I got mistaken for a social media foodie due to the copious amount of food pictures I posted pre-COVID, so several Instagram foodies began following my personal account. Odd times, but it was a pat on the back, at least you know I have good food shots.
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