Graphic Design & Web Development | Faculty | Kelowna
KIKO CARISSE | INSTRUCTOR
Chris Stephens | Instructor
Kat Bensler | Instructor
With a degree from the University of Toronto in Semiotics and Communication Theory in hand, Kat set her sights on an Advertising and Graphic Design diploma from Humber College Institute of Technology. Her creativity has since taken hold and led her to a successful career in graphic design, marketing, and print. Kat’s skills span all of the applicable graphic design software systems, including In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Dreamweaver, Flash and Final Cut. Kat’s interest in extreme sports has pushed her towards companies with similar values, designing for West 49, Billabong, and Big White Ski Resort. While teaching at the Centre, Kat can also be found mountain biking, snowboarding, or wakeboarding.
Carrie Mayhew | Instructor
Carrie Mayhew has established herself as a strong presence in the design community. Graduating with a Bachelor of Design from the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), Carrie has put her skills to work by creating her own design company and magazine. Carrie’s company, Ginger Creative, specialize in corporate branding, layout design, website design, editorial design, wedding invitations and wedding day-of details. Along with her design company, Carrie also started 'Adore' magazine, an Okanagan wedding & lifestyle magazine that is a community hub for the local Okanagan wedding professionals. Carrie loves taking unique ideas and translating them into creative communicative and tangible visual forms.
colin marth | instructor
Colin brings with him 14 years of industry experience in broadcast television production, directing, editing, and video production. He also spent the last five years as an Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro X. As an independent film producer, Colin produced several short films and documentaries, winning the Best Film on Mountain Culture at the 2003 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival. In terms of commercial productions, Colin was the editor, producer and director on Seasons 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 for “Remodel It! With Her,” as well as the producer for She Devil Productions’ “Pete the Plumber.” Colin’s passion for education goes hand in hand with his passion for creative expression through the visual medium.
Angela Daniels | INSTRUCTOR
After studying Psychology and Fine Arts at UBC-O, Angela finished her 6 year post-secondary education at CATO, graduating with a Diploma in the Graphic Design and Web Development program in 2008.
Since then, Angela has been putting her skills to use working individually with clients in both branding, web design/development projects, and also with larger companies more specifically in the fashion industry.
You will find her work both in small business and in department stores. Her designs for the fashion industry are being worn all over Canada and the US. Angela has worked with brands such as Firefly, Mossy Oak, Live Out There, Broadstone, Various Sport Check Brands, and many more. She spends most of her time drawing, producing and developing design concepts into a real products for the mass markets.
Angela’s passion for digital art and code is apparent in her work and she is more than excited to share her knowledge with the students at CATO. Angela brings over 10 years of industry experience and knowledge with her to share.
TINA SIDDIQUI | INSTRUCTOR
Born and raised in Pakistan, Tina travelled within the country and overseas with her diplomat father.
Trained as a Graphic Designer, her artistic journey has been that of an explorer. She works in a variety of mediums, of which pastels are her medium of preference. Often enjoying an “explosion” of colours, Tina finds working with a limited palette equally thrilling. Light cascading over forms, natural or man-made, is the driving force that compels her to paint as she strives to capture a specific moment in time.
Portraits, figurative art and landscapes are the themes Tina is currently featuring in her paintings and pastels.
Since 1976, Tina has exhibited in group and solo shows in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Pakistan and Dubai. In 2004 she moved to Kelowna after a 13 year stay in Dubai. The Okanagan landscape has mesmerized her, compelling her to paint this area, which she says is a true labour of passion.
ELIZABETH DYKOSKY | INSTRUCTOR
Internationally Renowned Artist and Art Instructor.
Elizabeth Dykosky’s work is unique and shows extraordinary colour use and remarkable talent wielding the brush or the pallet knife. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries throughout the world, among others in Italy(Rome), Canada(Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Kelowna), the USA(Detroit), as well as the United Arab Emirates(Dubai and Salalah). Her paintings belong to the private collection of the Vatican, Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, and Shanfari Group of Companies in Salalah, UAE.
Her pieces capture the essence of the subject to a degree that leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.