Catherine Restrepo is the Visual Design Coordinator at Tulane School of Architecture. Born in Medellín, Colombia, and raised in different parts of the world including Oakland, CA; Glasgow, Scotland; New York, NY; Paris, FR; and Bogotá, COL. Catherine has experienced living in different types of environments, from living in a small community by Tayrona's jungle in the south Caribbean to dense urban centers in Europe and North America. That background gives her a unique approach and the ability to see things from different perspectives.
Schooled in architecture at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia, Catherine has worked in printed media as an illustrator and editorial designer for numerous national newspapers and magazines in Colombia, including (Periodico El Tiempo, Lecturas Dominicales, Revista Cambio, Revista Semana, Revista Número, CEET-DK, COL-UK), as well as television post-production for Teleset, one of Colombia's largest commercial television producers,co-owned by Sony Pictures Television International.
Her extensive background has provided her with the practical hands-on experience and specialized skills in graphic design, photography and videography. Her past accomplishments have grown from her attention to detail involving composition, typography, color, and architecture with 13+ years of experience in graphic design.
Catherine also leads an artistic project called "Guignol" (https://www.madameguignol.com/) involving digital photography and other mixed media using collage/photomontage and antique photographic processes such as Cyanotypes, Gum Bichromate, Salt Print, and Albumen. She has shown her work in solo and collective exhibitions mostly in Colombia, but also in Savona, Italy; and New York, USA.
She has directed workshops at universities in Bogotá, Cartagena and Santa Marta (Colombia), including Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Cartagena, Maldeojo in Cartagena, Festival Propaganda (an international art and media festival sponsored by the Alliance Française in Barranquilla), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Universidad De Los Andes in Bogotá, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá and El MAMM (Modern Art Museum of Medellín), and given lectures in the Autonomous University Of The Caribbean in Barranquilla and The School of Design at Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.
She's also a certified PADI rescue scuba diver.