profile_cathyhunt

about me

artist / creative director / lover of all things beautiful and unique. 

from

New York / Long Island Girl transplanted to the midwest

11 things I love, 
in random order:

yoga
making soup
accessories
the beach
my family
color!
healthy eating
Target Stores
travel
wine and apps
magazines

I am an artist and designer with a passion for designing surface patterns. My designs can be found on fabrics, baby mattresses, office file folders, back-to-school supplies, cosmetics, and commercial wall coverings.

I work from my home studio, alternating between traditional hand-painting and digital design. I find the mix of tasks helps me keep the ideas fluid. I love to capture beauty as I see it—my iPhone is full of inspirational images that I draw from as needed. My walls are a collage of pinned up magazine clippings and fabric swatches. I love to be surrounded by color, pattern and design! 

Prior to becoming a surface designer, I worked for many years on consumer products in the advertising world, as a designer, art director and creative director. I enjoy the process and challenge of assignment work and apply the discipline I have developed over the years to the creation of my art. You can see some of that work here.

In between my artistic endeavors, this happy life evolved. It includes my husband of 28 years, and our two sons, who are both grown up and out enjoying the world, but still come back to visit. : )

Anything else you need to know? Contact me.


EDUCATION

My education includes a BFA degree and a whole lot of creative exploration which, of course, is at the heart of every artist’s journey. I am most inspired by spending time in nature. Some of my favorite explorations are sketching, painting, doodling, writing, photography, travel and taking walks outdoors. 

FAVORITE QUOTES

”Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” 

Everything happens for a reason.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."