Gifted? by Hallmark

Catrin Profile



Catrin studied 'Surface Pattern Design: Textiles for Fashion' at the University of Wales Trinity St David / Swansea Collage of Art.

She exhibited at New Designers in 2015, and Catrin was our previous winner go the Tigerprint award at New Designers

The Tigerprint judges' comments:

"We loved the flexibility with Catrin. Her commercial approach to design showed superb passion and professionalism. Great use of colour composition and attention to detail."

Catrin joined the Ideation Studio as an illustrator in March 2016 after being offered a permanent position within Hallmark.


How would you describe yourself in three words?

Welshie, Giggler, Grinch-impressionist


What has been your biggest achievement since starting here?

Getting work approved by Disney has been huge for me since I’m just starting out.


What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced?

The biggest challenge is possibly constantly generating new and different ideas, but also thinking how this can translate into commercial product.


What advice would you give new designers wanting to break into the industry?

Just be yourself, personality is important as well as talent. And you really have to work hard, stay positive and be pro-active.


What would your superpower be?

I think it would be really cool to have the power to see footage in my mind of the exact truth about all the mysteries and conspiracy theories out there!