Friday, September 5, 2008

CWDkids' Characters

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Staff Profile #12 - Cathrine (with CWDkids since 2005)

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a major in graphic design, I came to Richmond. With three years experience at the student newspaper advertising department under my belt, the position at a children’s clothing catalog was a perfect match. Working with children has always been something that came naturally to me. Throughout middle and high school, I volunteered for a summer preschool and helped at an afternoon program for underprivileged kids.

As CWDkids’ Art Director and one-half of the Creative Department, my days are never the same. I work on the catalogs, emails, ads, and create the webpage files. The images you see on the homepage are generally created by me; and sometimes I come up with their copy too! I also help with the photography, which includes ironing and crawling on the floor to style the clothes, as well as getting kids ready at photo shoots. I have been known to do a silly dance to help get the models laughing.

My supportive family has shaped me into who I am. With three big sisters, you learn from their experiences and also how to be very flexible. My two nieces (who are pictured with me) and two nephews are a big part of my life. Although they do not live locally, I try to see them as much as possible. When my oldest sister told me I was going to be an aunt, I said, “They are going to think I’m so cool, they are going to call me AC!” Even though the name hasn’t quite caught on, they do tend to call me, “Silly Aunt Cathrine!”

Cathrine's Tidbits:
  • Almost everyday at lunch I can be seen eating a turkey sandwich with pretzels and playing Spider Solitaire.

  • My name Cathrine (with no e in the middle!) comes from my maternal grandmother, and my middle name Ann is from my paternal grandmother.

  • I was Salutatorian of my high school graduating class.

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