Emily Michele Cates 

Designer and book artist
based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Master of Design in Designed Objects

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Practical Knowledge - Exhibition Proposal

Ghost Story - Design History Thesis

Digital Autopsy - Object Design

Magic Bulletin - Research and Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Design

Minor in Artist Books
University of Utah

Totems and Tales - Toy Design

Artist Books and Printmaking

Shaping Stone - Mold Making and Casting

Play with your furniture! - Toy Design


Exhibition Design Assistant

Hallway Gallery
Architectural Gallery Space

My duties included curation, fabrication, install and management of beskope exhibitions.
2019 - 1 yr.
Chicago, Illinois

Book Nooks - Exhibit Design Fabrication

Polling Place - Exhibit Design

Exhibition Intern
Next.cc STEAM e-learning
I was responsible for research and development of exhibit graphics, assisting with PR press, posters, and other printing and publishing needs.
2019 - 3 mo.
Chicago, Illinois

Workshop Mentor - Eco Design

Graphic Designer
Fauna Dinner Series
Directed creative graphic design projects from concept to completion. Developed new brand identities, including new concepts and rebranding of existing concepts.
2017 - 1 yr.
Chicago, Illinois

Branding and Graphic Design

Teaching Assistant / Shop Monitor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Woodshop
I demonstrated skills in woodworking, hand held and stationary power tools, fabrication, project and materials projection planning.
2018 - 2.5 yrs.
Chicago, Illinois