Designer and Owner
Blue Sky Creative Studio
Cate Rogers has been working as a professional graphic designer for over 25 years. She is a “true artist” – an illustrator, a painter, a graphic designer and a creative web designer.
Unlike many designers, she also has a degree in Advertising and years of professional experience as art director of her own direct marketing agency, working with clients such as:
- General Electric Technical Publications
- McGraw Hill
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Liberty Publishing Group
- Hanley-Wood Publishing
Originally, she learned “on the boards” to produce mechanicals by hand for printing color separations. Much has changed, and she has transitioned to modern, computer-aided design, using Photoshop, Illustrator and advanced page layout software such as Adobe InDesign and Quark.
Cate has been working as a web designer for 18 years implementing advanced website design techniques including CSS, HTML 5, Flash and SEO. She has created over 200 small to large size websites. She has worked directly with ColdFusion and PHP programmers to create and update large, successful e-commerce websites. She has successfully converted her graphic and advertising skills to the web.
Cate has an education background in fine art, pursuing a B.F.A. in Studio Art in college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned a GPA of “A” or 4.0, in all her art courses at UNC-G.
She was awarded a full scholarship for college based on her academic achievement (awarded from the Disabled Veterans of North Carolina as her father was a 100% disabled WWII veteran). While at UNC-G, Cate was rated #1 female foil fencer on the Fencing team and competed in intramural events.
She has won numerous art awards in art show competitions for her art which reflects her realistic style. She has also worked as a portrait artist. In high school, she won numerous Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art Awards, as well as the highest award, a Hallmark Honor Nomination, from Hallmark Cards.
Cate has a degree in Commercial Art and Advertising, earning the highest 4.0 GPA and establishing a Visual Arts Club in college. Her Advertising degree gives her an edge over other designers in creating “targeted” advertising.
25 yrs. of graphic design and 18 yrs. of advanced web design experience!
Her skills and work experience in Advertising and E-Marketing have helped her target customers online, increase online sales, achieve a higher site ranking and broaden Search Engine Optimization results. With her art background, Cate”s web designs reflect an artistic appeal combined with a targeted message.
Cate is an achiever, determined to give more than a 100% effort. She is also an intelligent problem solver, and can work within your budget to create an effective design solution. She has a unique combination of skills, as an artist, as a web technician, and as a marketer. Her designs achieve results, improve branding, create awareness, and help increase online sales.
As a freelance designer, she sets high standards for the quality of her work.
Cate enjoys organic gardening and horseback riding – schooling in dressage, trail-riding and foxhunting (chase only, no kill). She is an animal lover and volunteers at local animal rescue organizations.
She is very proud of her two grown sons, Justin M. Rogers, his wife Emily Salzberg, of Olympia, WA, her grand-daughter, Simone, of Olympia, WA, and Todd C. Rogers and his wife Tammy Crow Rogers of Durham, NC.