Meet the Event Journal Team: Cathy
by Karen Perry-Weinstat
The fourth in a continuing series of team member profiles:
NAME: Catherine Kaczmarczyk
TITLE: Creative Director
YEARS AT EVENT JOURNAL: 6 Years, 3 Months
Cathy hails from Krakow, Poland. She is our resident movie buff, neat freak, protector of the environment and advocate for furry friends everywhere. Her beautiful and thoughtful designs never cease to amaze us. She is the woman behind the look and feel of Event Journal.
In her own words:
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? I am inspired by architecture, nature and music. I like my designs to be simple, interesting and clean. Also, I am fascinated by other artists, old (Caravaggio, Picasso, Monet) and new (Banksy, Mueck, Pollock). A few years ago I visited Vienna, Austria and had an opportunity to view Monet’s exposition that included many pieces from private collections. I also saw Michelangelo’s David in Florence, which was an incredible experience. I have worked as a designer in a variety of settings: retail, museum, corporate, agency. I also paint and draw.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? I Love hiking, biking, being outside, walking my dogs, traveling, reading and watching movies. I also play beach volleyball in the summer and, the rest of the year, participate in indoor leagues. I am quite the cook and love having friends over to enjoy good food and wine.
WHAT IS A CHARITY OR CAUSE YOU PERSONALLY STAND BEHIND AND WHY? I support several local animal rescue organizations, run by the volunteers. Two of these are Guardians of Rescue and the Last Chance Animal Rescue, to which I donate both money and raffle prizes.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PET(S): Our family includes two rescue dogs named Lucy and Seven. Lucy is a lovable 6 year old pug and had has lived with us for 5 years. She is a frequent and welcome visitor to the Event Journal office. Seven is a 2 year old pit bull and a new addition to our family. Since her arrival two months ago she has made friends with Lucy and settled in nicely. Seven was named after the “Seven of Nine (Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01)” character on the Star Trek Voyager series. Yes. I am a Trekkie! These girls even have their own Instagram account. Follow Lucy and Seven: @pugandpitt