Let's introduce the artist who brings Cathopic to life. He creates visual ideas that the team can only describe in words.
Marco, how does your artistic vision stand out in this project?
I believe in keeping things simple and beautiful when designing for Cathopic. Every element in my designs has a purpose and I remove anything unnecessary to focus on what's essential. I want to bring a sense of peace and clarity that aligns with Cathopic's spiritual values and connection to nature. In short, my artistic vision for Cathopic is about creating designs that are simple, meaningful, and true to Cathopic's identity and mission.
How did you discover Cathopic, and when did you join the team?
Discovered Cathopic in 2021, impressed by its initiative for high-quality visual resources related to Catholic faith. Joined the team in February 2023 to contribute to a cause that resonated with personal values and passion. Immersed in creating and curating aesthetically appealing images that convey Cathopic's message and essence authentically.
Tell us about your home and your other interests besides Cathopic.
My home reflects my passions and experiences, with a focus on nature and tranquility. I incorporate elements of clarity and harmony from the outdoors into my design. I am passionate about blues music, play the electric guitar, and find relaxation in music. Reading at the beach helps me find new perspectives and disconnect. My family and these interests are fundamental to my approach in graphic design, providing balance and professional enrichment.
What is a typical day at Cathopic like for you?
I start my day early, enjoying the peace of the morning. I have a cup of coffee and review my schedule and priorities. This helps me stay clear and focused on what needs to be done.
Next, I check my emails and messages to stay informed and respond to important ones. It's important to keep everyone on the same page.I have a regular meeting with my colleague Cesar to discuss ongoing projects. We exchange ideas and make sure we are aligned. We also plan the tasks for the day.After that, I focus on the actual design work. This includes creating new designs, improving existing ones, and trying new ideas.
I always keep the users in mind, thinking about how they will interact and experience our designs.I also take time to review completed tasks and provide or receive feedback. This helps us continuously learn and improve our work.Before finishing for the day, I plan the activities for the next day. This helps me stay organized and prioritize my work efficiently. At Cathopic, every day is a chance to learn, create, and collaborate, with the goal of designing visual solutions that resonate.
Who do you primarily work with on the team?
At Cathopic, my colleague Cesar and I work together closely. We have different skills and perspectives, which complement each other well. Effective communication is key to our success, as it allows us to stay updated and make adjustments when necessary. We also prioritize continuous learning and often share resources to improve our skills and enhance the quality of our work at Cathopic.
Why do you enjoy working at Cathopic?
Working at Cathopic is rewarding for several reasons. Firstly, the company's mission and vision strongly resonate with me, giving me a sense of purpose in my daily work. Secondly, collaborating with colleagues like Cesar enriches my experience and allows me to constantly learn from them. This synergy of skills and knowledge strengthens the projects we work on. Additionally, Cathopic's values align with mine, creating a work environment where I feel valued and understood. Lastly, the company offers a good work-life balance, allowing me to pursue my personal passions.
What do you like most about working at Cathopic?
Working on projects that have a real and positive impact on the community is incredibly gratifying. I love knowing that my work contributes to something meaningful and valuable for faith and showcasing the beauty of God through Cathopic.
What are you currently working on at Cathopic?
Currently, I am immersed in creating campaigns for Black Friday and Cyber Monday at Cathopic. I am designing various communication pieces for these events, including web banners, social media graphics, and promotional material via email. My focus is on maintaining clarity and simplicity in design, ensuring that the messages are direct and appealing to our audience.
What do you like to listen to while you work?
While I work, I love listening to blues. There's something about the depth and authenticity of this genre that truly inspires me and helps me focus. Artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Eric Clapton are some of my favorites. Their melodies are the perfect background for the creative process, especially when I'm working on designs that require artistic depth and focus.
Do you have any hobbies you'd like to share with us?
One of my favorite hobbies is playing the electric guitar, particularly blues and classic rock. It's a wonderful way to disconnect from work and express my creativity in a different way. I love the feeling of getting lost in music, experimenting with different melodies and sounds.
Also, I greatly enjoy spending time at the beach. Reading a good book with the sound of the sea in the background is incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating. These moments of tranquility are essential for me; they help me recharge and sometimes even find inspiration for my design projects.
These hobbies, along with my work at Cathopic, reflect my love for art, creativity, and the pursuit of inner peace. They are activities that balance my life and enrich my professional approach to design.