Catherine Walker

Art Direction + Design



Creative director and graphic designer experienced in digital, print, direct, catalog, and TV for B2C and B2B advertising and marketing. I create smart brand-focused, integrated visual communications expressed with a contemporary aesthetic. I approach all projects, big or small, as opportunities to apply strategic, results-driven solutions.

With both agency and freelance experience, I’ve created campaigns, comprehensive design systems, and visual solutions for iconic brands as well as independent businesses. In recent years, I’ve collaborated with teams to develop brands, launch new businesses (branding, website UI/UX, and marketing), and revitalize companies, including rebranding a manufacturing company with over 90 years of history.



Brand+Aid   |   Creative/Art Director   |   Chicago
University of Colorado Denver (College of Arts & Media), Datapult (Association of Public Health Laboratories), Freedom from Hunger, Labconco Corporation, Priority Logistics, Wheat State Credit Union, Wilson Advisory Group

Grameen Foundation   |   Creative/Art Director   |   Chicago & DC

CG Advertising   |   Creative/Art Director   |   Chicago
CDW, Direct Energy, The Morton Arboretum, Sandee Plastics, Tribune Company, VarCity Apparel

Future Factory   |   Creative/Art Director   |   Chicago
Funeralocity, Future Factory, GuideStar Research

FYi Advertising   |   Creative/Art Director   |   Chicago
Allstate, Duke Medicine, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Manpower, PHRMA

DDB   |   Senior Art Director   |   Chicago
Alltel, Anheuser-Busch, Cardinal Health, Deloitte Consulting, The Home Depot, Hoover, Nokia, Purina, State Farm Bank



Abelson-Taylor   |   Senior Art Director   |   Chicago
Abbott, Amgen, Aventis, Biogen Idec, Genentech, ICN Pharmaceuticals, Solvay, Takeda, TAP Pharmaceuticals

DraftFCB   |   Senior Art Director   |   Chicago
Civitas, Sprint, United States Postal Service

OgilvyOne   |   Senior Art Director   |   Chicago
Ameritrade, Equal, Donnelley Marketing, Good Humor-Breyers (Popsicle), Hewitt Associates, Kraft (Good Seasons,
Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Post), Sears (Auto Center, Kenmore), Wilson Sporting Goods

McCann   |   Senior Art Director   |   Chicago
Advanced Care Products, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson, K.K. Standard, Marion Merrell Dow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering

BB&L   |   Art Director   |   Chicago
Electronic Realty Associates, Wilson Sporting Goods



AET (Advanced Extruder Technologies)

Ambrosi (Chicago & Atlanta)   |   The Home Depot, Linens ’n Things, Office Depot

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

AmeriFirst Financial


Brann   |   Sears

Canteen Communications   |   Aegis Corporation, Cook M&A, Haggerty Auto Group, HERE, JLB+Partners, Rady Children's Hospital

CU Denver Business School


Eicoff   |   AARP

Fingerpaint   |   Almatica Pharma, American Regent, Neurelis

GA Communication Group   |   Hospira, Upsher-Smith

Gordon Hanrahan   |   Chili’s, Knorr, Kraft

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health   |   Giving Societies Brand Development

+Intention   |   Creospan

Language Stars

Leo Burnett Customer Group   |   United States Postal Service

Lott Sports Management

McDonald’s Corporation   |   Investor Relations, Annual Reports

Merkle/New Control   |   Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gerber, NEOS Therapeutics, Sanofi

The Morton Foundation

R.R. Donnelley Financial   |   Countrywide Bank, Countrywide Financial, MBNA, Washington Mutual

Weissman Federal Strategies

1508 Inc.   |   Austin-Lehman, Zoom Shop, Zurich Insurance



Telly, Bronze
International ECHO Awards Finalist
RX Awards
Effie, Bronze
Mobius, 2nd Place
Flashes of Brilliance, Bronze
McCann-Erickson Creative Award



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




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