I am a New York-based freelance illustrator and designer, specializing in book cover design. I have a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. I prefer working on books for "young humans" because that is the age when I felt books made the most difference in my life, shaped my thoughts, and opened up whole new worlds. I want to help make that kind of difference in someone else's life. Illustration is the only thing I can imagine still wanting to work at when I am 30, 40, even 80 years old. I plan on never retiring.
The Health Initiative
Ives Park Concert Series
Say Yes to Education Foundation
Christmas Tree Shops
2011-13 Frederic Remington International Juried Exhibit
Frazer Computing, Inc.
Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
Syracuse Cultural Workers
Ninth Annual Syracuse Poster Project
Massena Meals on Wheels
The Florence International Theatre Company
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Potsdam Food Co-op's Membership and Marketing Committee
Central New York Watercolor Society, Signature Member
American Watercolor Society
St. Lawrence County Arts Council
North Country Arts Council
-Bari Hochwald, Florence International Theatre Company"Catherine is extremely gifted in her ability to listen to design concepts and ideas and bring her artistic and intellectual talents into a workable form. I recommend her for any position with absolute certainty that she will work as hard and sincerely as is required to get the job done. "
"It is my pleasure to report on the performance of Catherine LaPointe, working as an intern..."
-Walt Reed, Illustration House
"Catherine possesses the ability to quietly analyze a situation and arrive at a solution that eludes the impetuous...Catherine's energetic curiosity in the pursuit of the diverse avenues available to visual problem-solving lead her to create a variety of successful images, each tailored to the purpose of the communication rather than imposing limitations on content and style."
-Bob Dacey, "Miriam's Cup"
"Catherine was so easy to work with! She took my ideas and made them into a beautiful piece of art and a great keepsake for my wedding!"