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Charleen Catt Lyon Charleen Catt Lyon
Design Principal

Charleen Catt Lyon is Design Principal, majority owner and founder of Catt Lyon Design + Wayfinding, a full-service multi-disciplinary graphic communications firm, located in New York, Chicago, and Cincinnati. In this capacity, Ms. Catt Lyon leads the firm’s graphic designers, industrial designers and architects, on all projects.


A multi-faceted and nationally recognized designer, who has managed a wide array of projects, including print, web, exhibition, signage and branding graphics, Ms. Catt Lyon is a practiced design professional in both 2D and 3D environments. Through her work, she has attained a thorough understanding of materials and processes and has become an innovative practitioner of sustainable design.


She is accustomed to working within large project teams and with input from many types of stakeholders, including owners, developers, tenants, other design professionals, engineers and community representatives.

Ms. Catt Lyon’s work has been published in several design books and magazines, including:
Best in Environmental Graphics, Print Casebooks, City Signs Innovative Urban Graphics, Madison Square Press, Live Events Graphics, Rockport Publishers and SEGD’s Wayfinding: Designing and Implementing Graphic Navigational Systems.


Ms. Catt Lyon is currently a member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, a Professional Member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Urban Land Institute.  She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, with a BS in Graphic Design.