Catherine Lange collaborates with clients on their projects, bringing expertise and flexibility as an award-winning graphic designer but also as a photographer, editor, project manager, artist, and self-published author.
Working independently since 2001, Lange previously worked as publications manager for The University of Chicago Law School, the Chicago Board of Education, and the Chicago Park District. She handled production for Aperture magazine and books in New York City. She managed an in-house printing operation as well as a typesetting company, and was managing editor of The Ragan Report, a practical, skills-oriented resource for communications professionals.
Lange lives in northwestern Wisconsin but maintains extensive involvement with Chicago clients, working on projects for The Chicago Community Trust, Elevated Chicago, The Pritzker Traubert Foundation, Federal Bar Association–Chicago Chapter, Illinois Action for Children, and Communities in Schools. Clients in northwestern Wisconsin include Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Big Water Film Festival, and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council.
She has served as a board member of the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council. As an artist, Lange works in photography and oil painting. Lange also practices Tai Chi and is a Reiki Master Teacher.
Her self-published book of photography and photo essays, “Why This Place,” showcases the natural beauty and vital community in the Chequamegon Bay area on Lake Superior. Most recently, Lange self-published a book called “Same Location, Multiple Perspectives,” which presents photographs and poems about waterfalls and woods by herself, her photographer colleague Michael L. Ruth, and 12 regional poets.
Lange’s books, photo cards, and artwork are available for purchase at authenticsuperior.com.