Biography, Recent Talks, and Publications
Merit Scholar | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studies included Time Arts, Interactive Kinetic Installations, Drawing, Film, & Performance
1998 Founded C & D Studios in Madison, Connecticut
Commission illustration, portraiture, and photography studio that eventually evolves into a full scale digital web agency
Scientific illustration work included the lady slipper series for limited edition prints and exhibitions in the North east Region of the United States including NYC
Commission portraiture work included hundreds of portraits, memorials, people, animals, places etc…
2001 Visual Meditations collaboration and interactive installation published and exhibited in the Greater New York area. 10 compositions and micro reading stands by Cathi Bosco and poet Patricia Roscoe
2001 Expanded the C & D Studios to incorporate both analog and digital format illustration, photography, digital design tools and web design work for business clients.
2002 – 2008 CBC Collection for Higher Education C & D Studios Large scale commercial illustration work with the collegiate licensing industry and the launch of the CBC collection for colleges and universities throughout the USA.
Commission illustration, original artwork, travel into working working with stakeholders, deans and presidents, management of royalties and reciprocal licensing trademarks, word marks, copyrights and mascot portraiture integrating original illustration work into official marks.
Official licensed work also included entire lines of merchandise and officially licensed products for campus stores, athletic museums, alumni awards, fine art prints, mugs, caps, stationary, steins, etc…
2004 C & D Studios expands to become 100% digital incorporating web development and design, marketing, branding, licensing and design programs for the web and some for print. Our emphasis turns to the web totally. WordPress websites, identity packages, logos, interactive web experiences, the Adobe Suite, training for clients moving their businesses to technology platforms and the web. Digital apprenticeship with industry leaders in emergency response software programs for 911 responders inform our development flows and processes.
2009 Specialize and Collaborate C & D Studios Full scale digital agency specialized for contract collaboration with developers and software engineers to bring custom web sites, UX, design services, and products to businesses and organizations including complete branding packages. Project management, estimates, bids, on site visits with remote teams of engineers, developers, other project managers working in Open Source and WordPress serving enterprise, large scale projects, businesses, B2B organizations. SVG Animation, UX design, illustration, and content strategy leadership.
2012 Be The Kite! written and illustrated by Cathi Bosco Over 2,000 copies sold. First in a series of 3 books celebrating the usefulness of imagination, creativity, and seeing the world in new and different ways. Children’s picture book for kids ages 4-10 years.
2015 Genesis Camp International virtual conference for Genesis Framework community. Presented design talk and interviewed/facilitated panel discussion.
2015, 2016, 2018 WordCamp US After many years of empowering others, individuals, organizations and business partners with WordPress I began the work of contributing back to WordPress, especially in 2017 by contributing to the design team work. Also, in 2017 my HeroPress essay was published and I created the 4 Freedoms illustrations for the WordPress about page illustrating the 4 freedoms for the open source project, WordPress. Studio work turns towards Business to Business web work primarily.
2017 Web Animations The Studio and teams begin incorporating web animation work and collaborating with Front End Dev Jackie D’Elia for animation integrations and exciting edge of the web work. Learn more…
2017 PressNomics Participant and guest for PN5 thanks to Ryan Sullivan of WPSiteCare and Pagely hosting company.
2017 Co-founder and Creative Director for DocsWithApps.com
This is the only custom mobile app provider that improves elastic wear compliance and urgent care options for orthodontic practices in the United States who want to help their patients to get through treatment faster, increase profitability, and provide more personalized care. This SaaS project is ongoing and a fun way to support doctors and their patients with custom mobile apps, state of the art technology, and creative content delivered across mobile networks.
2018 UX Architect at XWP Contracted with XWP helping to build, collaborate, and learn/grow with the amazing people known as XWP – a VIP WordPress Agency/Engineering Company. Agile teamwork building “edge of the web” work with XWP for where we developed the MVP for Google; AMP Stories, AMP plus project work for our client BigCommerce & Heavy. Contracted to bring UX expertise to XWP and their teams serving enterprise scale projects across the web.
2018 UIE UX Playbook Workshop attended, completed, and also presented workshop by Jared Spool for XWP teams. Expertise accumulated include qualifications to identify larger company needs and training with teams to target and execute lean, agile UX plays, tactics, and methodologies into business models and project work among engineers, developers, project manages, architects, designers, product owners, sales and Q&A.
2018 User Value = Business Value Talk and Slide Presentation WordPress Marketing Strategies 101 – Westbrook, Connecticut for SCORE
2018 WordCamp US Nashville Usability testing and presentation for Google and XWP presenting AMP 1.0 and MVP for AMP Stories all simultaneous to Gutenberg editor bug fixing and official launch.
2019 The WordPress Governance Project UX Architect, contributor, and volunteer facilitator to the proposed project in the official role Facilitator for the Internal Governance Group while also contributing to the Communication group.