Emily Michele Cates



I am a designer who is passionate about a career in exhibition design and development; emphasizing changes in exhibition-making and positioning ideas.

I am a recent graduate from the Designed Objects Masters Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I focused my studies on exhibit design and planning, where I gained experience in managing exhibition budgets, timelines, and fabrication. I also worked as an exhibit design assistant where I helped to curate and fabricate bespoke exhibitions for an architectural gallery. My background in industrial and exhibition design has given me an understanding of the design process, and experience with construction methods and materials.

My experience with the design of exhibition spaces has taught me how to work within a team of makers to bring designs to life.