Can you describe the scope of what you do at Catchy?
At Catchy, I create a plethora of designs for various purposes. Some of the tasks I complete are creating banners, illustrations, photo editing, typesetting, and whatever other tasks I am assigned to best support the creative team. The other side of my job is client care, which entails collaborating with external creative client teams to create media that best supports their content.
Check out bodesign.works, where Gabrielle showcases some of her cool works!
We asked Gabrielle a few questions to highlight a few of her experiences at Catchy. Here’s what she had to say.
Which Catchy value do you strongly resonate with and why? (collaborative, fluid, inclusive, accountable)
I think that the one I resonate with most is inclusivity. I do my best to make sure everyone of the team feels welcome and valued. I find that the workplace experience is so much more enjoyable when you have coworkers that you genuinely connect with and include wholeheartedly, no matter what their background is. This value resonates strongly with me for a major reason. When I first emigrated from Senegal, I often felt like it was hard to be included in social situations generally, and I want to help other people not feel alienated in any way.
How does Catchy allow you to express your creativity and individuality?
I have never worked at a job where I have had such creative freedom and the chances to use my primary skill in my creative toolbox (illustration) so liberally. I have been encouraged to step outside of the box and bring the unique skills I have to the table whenever possible. An example of this is when I created all of the chibi avatars for each person in the agency. I had done a few just for the fun of it and they were so well received that they became a staple part of the welcome package for each new employee Catchy accrues. Apart from that, the team at Catchy is very vocal about their support with all of my creative endeavors in my down time, some of which includes, sewing, cosplay, painting, and etc.