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Hi there! 

Thanks for taking the time to view my website. A bit about me: I am a graphic designer and photographer who brings curiosity, energy and enthusiasm to all my projects.

With over fifteen years experience in the world of visual communication, both in New Zealand and New York, I have gained a reputation for being a very thoughtful, respectful and creative designer. I treat all my client work just as I treat my personal work — with consideration, respect, enthusiasm, passion and patience.

I have a lot of connections in the visual communications industry, which makes forming teams to work on projects that require more than just myself nice and easy. 

Let's work together!

If you have a business or project that requires a skilled visual communicator to help bring it to life, I can certainly help you with that! I work in the areas of naming, branding, packaging, website design and printed marketing material. Be in touch and let's chat! Send me an email.


Iyengar Yoga Centre of Wellington

Catherine is very talented, yet humble and such a pleasure to work with. She manages the subtle art of balancing clever design while maintaining the clients best interests at heart. The end result always exceeds my expectations. I can’t recommend Catherine highly enough, she is a delight to work with.

Abbio Beverage Ltd

Catherine is a great graphic designer to work with. She is very passionate about our projects and very considerate about her clients. 

The design works are always outstanding and unique. We look forward to working with Catherine on our next project.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Catherine is an extremely reliable, detail-oriented individual who was able to solve graphic problems thoughtfully and creatively. 

Intelligence and patience in her work and her attitude are Catherine's most valuable assets, and I would recommend her as an employee to any organization.


I have been working in the field of Visual Communication for over 15 years, firstly in Wellington, next in New York, now in Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast.

2016 / Catherine Adam Photography & Design
Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast

2012 – 2015 / Creative Director + Senior Graphic Designer
Open Lab, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wgtn, NZ

2014 / Typography Tutor
College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wgtn, NZ

2008 – 2011 / Senior Graphic Designer
Story Inc Ltd, Wgtn, NZ

2004 – 2007 / Graphic Designer
Manhattan, New York


I first began my design studies in 2000, after having completed a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class French Honours) and living in working in France for a few years. The design studies were so exciting for me that I continued to study, whilst working as a designer, until 2014!

2014 / Post Grad Dip in Visual Communication (Distinction)
Massey University, Wgtn, NZ

2011 / Grad Dip in Visual Communication (Distinction)
Massey University, Wgtn, NZ

2000 / Introductory Certificate in Design
Massey University, Wgtn, NZ

1999 / Bachelor of Arts (1st Class French Honours)
Victoria Univeristy, Wgtn, NZ


It's always good to have one's hard work recognised!

2013 / International Society of Typographic Design
Awarded Membership with Commendation

2013 / Best Design Awards, New Zealand
Finalist for print: Into Sight, Into Mind

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