Emily Michele Cates
Woodworking, Prototyping, Mold making/Casting, Finishing, Installation
CNC, 3D printer (ultimaker), 3D scanner, Laser cutter, Vacuum former, Plotter, Arduino
3D modeling (Rhino/Rhino CAM), 3d printing, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier pro, Microsoft Office, KeyShot, SketchUp, AutoCAD
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
Variance Design December 2020 – Present
Interdisciplinary design and fabrication shop that creates interactive experiences, serving museums, science centers, zoos, and aquariums. I am responsible for creative development, design execution, and project coordination through all phases of the design process. My role is focused on the design, integration, and coordination of exhibits. I create written and graphic proposals to attain client approvals, develop timelines, budgets and oversee construction, and installation.
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.
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.
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.