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Cathy Solarana is the principal and lead designer at Wheelhouse Collective. She’s energized by design and loves partnering with innovative and socially responsible organizations. She believes that the creative process and collaboration should be as exciting as the outcome and understands that an important part of… Read More
Cathy Solarana is the principal and lead designer at Wheelhouse Collective. She’s energized by design and loves partnering with innovative and socially responsible organizations. She believes that the creative process and collaboration should be as exciting as the outcome and understands that an important part of her job is to listen to clients and help them work through their brand challenges.

Cathy and her multi-disciplinary teams, employ research, strategy and idea driven creative solutions to help her clients achieve their business goals. The end results are powerful brand experiences that are memorable and produce strong outcomes.

With more than 20 years of experience in branding and design, Solarana’s work has been recognized nationally by The One Show, The Art Directors Club, Graphis, the Print Regional Design Annual, and HOW International Design Annual, among others. She gave a workshop at the 2015 AIGA National Design conference in New Orleans. And, before starting her own creative endeavor, she taught design at Creighton University and was a senior designer at Bailey Lauerman in Omaha, Nebraska. She’s been active in the design community since 1999, serving on the AIGA Nebraska chapter board in several positions, including as president. Read Less
  • Principal and Creative Director
    Wheelhouse Collective — Omaha, NE, USA
  • Principal and Designer
    Cathy Solarana Design — Omaha, NE, USA
  • Senior Designer
    Bailey Lauerman — Omaha, NE, USA
  • Principal and Creative Director
    Visually Speaking — Omaha, NE, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
    Creighton University — Omaha, NE, USA
  • Designer
    Girls Incorporated — New York City, NY, USA
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