Some of the Possibilities for Life after CATC

  • Magazine graphic designer
  • Advertising graphic designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Multimedia illustrator
  • Junior art director
  • Brand and identity designer
  • Illustration and concept designer
  • Packaging designer
  • Corporate designer
  • Computer finished art specialist
  • Communicator
  • Web designer

I think the everyday passion inherent in the teachers and students was may favourite thing.

I took on an internship that lasted a month and lead to my illustrating a children's book for UNICEF. One of the lecturers from CATC, Ian Brown, posted a job on the CATC Alumni Facebook page, which I went for and landed. It's a wonderful job that’s a mix between Video Editing and Graphic Design. I've designed fliers, sports gear, websites and filmed a kooky staff video.

If anyone has ever told you that something wasn't worth pursuing because you'd never make any money in, it ignore them. If you like something, find all the fields that thing exists in and try them. It’s never too late to start a career that lets you make a living doing what you love.

Cara's Work

I loved the casual atmosphere of the place and the teachers who were skilled, friendly and helpful.

I have started my own graphic studio called F&G Creative. F&G stands for Fashion and Graphics. I work for the fashion as well as the graphic industry. In fashion, my clients are typically fashion brands who want entire collections designed or graphics for an existing collection. Within the graphics area, I work on marketing collateral, branding and print media. Designing the entire supporter gear range for Australian Open Tennis 2015 has been the highlight of my career so far. I feel honoured and privileged to be part of such a prestigious project.

Skill is not enough to make it. You need to be visible and let others know that you exist.

Aditi's Work

The lecturers are the best. Not only that they opened my eye of a different world, they shared lots of knowledge and taught me how to continue learning. They pushed me to the direction that I didn't know I could go. They set a solid foundation of my design career.

I was a marketing assistant, graphic artist and then a photo retoucher. I enjoy when my clients are happy about a photo album I designed. They are never based on templates, it's always personal and special just for them.

Don't look for a job. Build a career. Be persistent, it takes a while to get to where you want to be. Surround yourself with like-minded people and, most importantly, find a mentor.

Jenny's Work