My story

I am one of the co-creators of Portfolio Creative, a creative staffing firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. At Portfolio Creative, we specialize in staffing and recruiting for corporations and agencies in the marketing, advertising and creative industries. We focus on positions such as art direction, graphic design, writing, interactive design/development, marketing strategy, and creative project management. My main responsibility is business development and client relationships. Aside from building a team that helps find the perfect creative talent for our clients’ projects for temporary, long-term contract and fulltime positions.

Each client benefits from my 20+ years of diverse experience in the advertising and marketing industry. I graduated with a B.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. At the beginning of her career, I worked for advertising agencies in Chicago as a full time and freelance graphic designer. During that period I did volumes of production work creating ads, direct mail pieces, and marketing. This was followed by a long freelance graphic design position with Spiegel in Downers Grove, Illinois. After arriving in Columbus, Catherine worked as a freelance designer for Bath and Body Works and was eventually hired in their marketing department as a full time graphic designer. From there she moved on to Limited Too and Tween Brands as a manager of graphics for the Limited Too and Mishmash brands.

Catherine is a Certified Staffing Professional with the American Staffing Association. She is also an active member of the American Staffing Association, Women Presidents’ Organization, Columbus Society of Communicating Arts, Columbus Chamber of Commerce where she is also a member of the Small Business Council, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

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