Faculty / School of Media : Culture : Design

Cate Roman

Professor, Graphic Design

Cate Roman is an accomplished designer, educator, and storyteller whose work in education and for private clients spans more than 20 years. Her professional experience ranges from brand strategy and packaging design to exhibit graphics. Clients have included Mattel, Inc., the UCLA Events Office, Caruso Affiliated, and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Cate has taught classes in Nonprofit Branding, Information Design, Packaging Design, Typography, and Portfolio Presentation. Before joining Woodbury University as full-time faculty, she taught in the Communication Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design.

Cate’s experimental work explores language as visual structures that replace verbal communication. The abstracted and ambiguous objects use both the presence and the absence of letterforms to articulate a visceral experience of communication. Before turning her attention to the study of design, Professor Roman was a successful actor and dancer who performed in New York, London and Los Angeles. She toured with the Cambridge Theatre Company and brings many aspects of her theatre background into the classroom.


Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate University
Bachelor of Arts, Pitzer College


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