Cathy combines the power of big ideas with the strategic discipline of design. At the intersection of Cathy's passion for design and fascination with digital media lies a powerful arsenal of agency and marketing experience that inspired her to start Design Cantina.
With a BFA in Graphic Design from Carnegie Mellon, she built her career working for design firms, advertising agencies, and in-house. She has developed groundbreaking work for brands in nearly every category: food and restaurant, retail, financial, technology, energy, B2B, and nonprofit.
Cathy and her husband Bill, founder of Tech Cantina, continually seek to integrate design and technology. She is an advocate for Design Thinking, having completed courses through both the IIT Institute of Design and IDEOU. Cathy’s approach to the creative process always begins with the “why”, and her love of simple, clean design ensures that her creative execution is as effective as it is beautiful.
A strong creative leader with experience across many categories and clients, Jessica got her start in design as an avid fashion enthusiast. Her passion for design led her to Bowling Green State University where she discovered a love for graphic design, communications and advertising. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and has been working in advertising and marketing ever since.
Jessica has extensive experience in retail, financial, insurance, hospitality, health and beauty, and not-for-profit markets. A natural problem solver, she understands that great ideas are based on strategy, and she leverages her affinity for sleek, clean, sophisticated visuals – particularly Mid Century modern styles – to bring those great ideas to life.