Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer, author, scrapbooker, blogger, and the former art director for Simple Scrapbooks magazine.
Cathy has worked as a graphic designer for 24 years, primarily focusing on print design. She started scrapbooking in 2001 and found that her background in design and her passion for telling stories made her new hobby a perfect fit. As a scrapbooker, Cathy helped to usher in the trend of clean, graphic layout design. She is the author of the best-selling books, Clean&Simple Scrapbooking and Clean&Simple Scrapbooking: The Sequel.
Originally from Everett, Washington, Cathy now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family, where she is a big fan of beef jerky, Crowded House, and yoga pants.
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
—ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
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CATHY ANSWERS THE FIVE W's
Who are you?
I'm a woman, wife, mother, friend, daughter, designer, and work in progress.
What do you believe with all of your heart
Life is freaking amazing.
When did you know that this was your path?
When I realized not only was I good at design, but that I adored the process.
Where do you go to be inspired?
Mostly, I'll listen to music. Occasionally, I'll do a Google search for this topic "cool print design." Print design always inspires me as it's an art form that may be losing ground in the years to come.
Why are you here at BPC?
I love to teach online and I love Stacy Julian.
How do you do everything you do?
I shoot for bringing passion, whole heartedness and authenticity to everything I do.