Emily Michele Cates

ecates@artic.edu





Skills





Fabrication

Woodworking, Prototyping, Mold making/Casting, Finishing, Installation



Machine

CNC, 3D printer (ultimaker), 3D scanner, Laser cutter, Vacuum former, Plotter, Arduino



Software

3D modeling (Rhino/Rhino CAM), 3d printing, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier pro, Microsoft Office, KeyShot, SketchUp, AutoCAD














Education 




SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE
OF CHICAGO (SAIC)

Chicago, IL  June 2017 - Dec. 2019

Master of Design in Designed Objects,
emphasis in Exhibition Design

- Design Council Advisory Award
- Albert Krehbiel Scholarship



UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Salt Lake City, UT  Aug 2011 - May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Design, Minor in Artist Books

-Flint Design Studio Award










Experience 




Curation and Display Designer
Project Liberty Ship  – Present


SS John W. Brown is an operational Liberty ship that participated in World War II. The on board museum provides an educational and historical opportunity for the public. As the display designer I receive and catalog material donations, develop and rotate displays in the on-board museum, conduct research, and operate the research library.



Exhibition Design Assistant
Hallway Gallery May 2019 - April 2020


The Hallway is an exhibition space for sharing the work of students, alumni, and faculty in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects. As the exhibition design assistant I assisted in curation, fabrication, install and project management of bespoke exhibitions.


Exhibition Development Intern
Next.cc, STEAM by design e-Learning Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019


Next.cc facilitated teen workshops which asked student participants to look to the future in order to imagine Chicago as the city of clean air, water, food, and energy.  I was responsible for research and development of workshop and exhibit materials. I assisted with design, printing, and other fabrication needs.



Graphic Designer
Fauna  June 2018 - May 2019


I directed creative graphic design projects  and developed new brand identities from concept to completion including printing and publishing needs.


Shop Monitor
Sullivan Woodshop, SAIC,  Aug. 2017 - May 2019


I was responsible for oversight, technical assistance, and demonstration of tools, techniques and fabrication processes. I demonstrated skills in woodworking, hand held and stationary power tools, fabrication, and project and materials planning.









Exhibitions




2020
Polling Place 

Hallway Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois



2019
A Poem Left Untitled

SITE Curated Sharp Gallery
Chicago, Illinois



2019
Materializing the Future, Speculative Design: Post - Petroleum Utopias

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois



2019
Graduate Design Show, Block 37 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois



2015
Publik Design Show 

Multidisciplinary Design, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah



2015
Booking-a-Brouhaha 

J. Willard Marriott Library
Salt Lake City, Utah