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Catera Colvin (she, her, hers) - Design Mentor

Innovator. Detroit native. Creator.

As a design mentor at the Academy, Catera “Cat” is a jack(ie) of all trades with her experience in design thinking, user experience research and accessibility. Cat creates a space where design can become many things and implemented in many ways. As a design mentor, Cat wants to inspire and encourage everyone to be different and unique. She enjoys sharing her insights and watching others develop and grow in design.

Prior to joining the Academy, Cat developed a love for design throughout her K-12 and collegiate career. It all started with her designing an art piece in high school, which was displayed by the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum in 2012. Cat had the opportunity to experience different design concepts such as studio art, art history, graphic design and user experience design in college. Cat was a part of the iOS Design Lab at Michigan State University, where she used her design tools to develop solutions for real-world issues.

Cat received her Bachelor of Arts in Experience Architecture with a minor in Graphic Design at MSU. When not in the Academy, you can find Cat listening to music, playing video games, creating artwork and developing apps.