Caitlin can write, draw, cut, paste and fold a paper frog. She adores Nutella, but has had to ban it from the house. Sometimes she fantasises about walking in slow motion in a sequin suit. Sometimes she’d like to trade places with her cat. She was born in Tasmania, jumping the ditch early to live and work in Melbourne. Don’t get her to water your plants.

The serious stuff: Caitlin Ziegler is a graphic designer and illustrator. She ran her own practice, Ziegler Design, from 2005-2017. Her work has been published by Penguin and the Oxford University Press and seen in the Australian Poster Annual. Caitlin has taught Graphic Design at Swinburne University, she is an AGIdeas Alumni member and has sat on Design Victoria and State of Design Festival advisory panels. She was Co-president of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) in Victoria and National Secretary in 2009. Collaborative projects have included a wallpaper range for Wilding Wallpaper and Craft Victoria and character and setting design for ‘Zippep’s Astro Circus’, a game designed by Fatfish for the Cybersmart government website. Caitlin completed her Professional Writing and Editing Associate Degree at RMIT in 2017. Her illustrated children’s book with Margaret Robson Kett ‘A Construction of Cranes’ was published by Kettlestitch Press in 2019. Caitlin was part of the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY program in 2018 is currently working on a cli-fi dystopian novel for young adults. She also works as Head of Design and Innovation for GRIST Consulting.