Kevin Cates, MFA - Designer | Developer | Educator

It's me. And only me. With a little help from my friends from time to time.
Kevin Cates
Kevin Cates, MFA
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Before receiving an MFA at the University of Memphis in 2006, Kevin Cates spent 12 years in Little Rock, Arkansas in the field of design beginning as a printshop typesetter. This was followed by four years in a local advertising agency as assistant art director before moving to the telecommunications company ALLTEL as a graphic artist.

Aside from duties as a full-time, tenure-track professor, he is also an experienced and enthusiastic freelance designer having completed a diverse range of projects, paid and pro bono, for local, regional, and national clients. This site is a showcase of that design portfolio as well as a selection of student work.

Feel free to have a look around, and if you have any questions or have any projects you need help with, please don’t hesitate to drop him a line. Thanks for visiting!

By the way, Kevin also doesn’t make it a habit of speaking in the third person, so he won’t anymore.

Photo Credit: Rett Peek Photography

Logo & Identity

Identity is fun, yet challenging, and I love every step of the process and collaboration with the client to provide a foundation for their brand.

HTML/CSS Web Design

I pull years for learning (and teaching) hand coding to create current, compliant and stable websites to represent a clients business.

Full Service Website Domain and Hosting

In conjunction with web work, I also provide full service domain registration and hosting plans that include full maintenance and backups.

Print Design

Coming from a print design background, brochures, posters, advertisements, etc. and their production have been a consistent part of my work.

Content Management Systems

Due to client’s requests for responsive sites that they can maintain themselves, the bulk of my work is in Wordpress website development.

Apple Computer Service/Consultation

Having maintained a school lab over the past 10 years, I pull this experience to help clients with basic tech support for Apple Mac computers.

Package Design

My 4 year stint at an ad agency saw me regularly mocking up 3D products. Including proper die line and subsequent art creation and production.

Multimedia Design

My multimedia design experience includes creating stand-alone animations for promotional and educational uses.

Application Support and Training

My 20+ years with the Adobe Creative Suite has allowed me to offer training in using the Creative Suite to all levels of designers and tinkerers.

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