debi lee mandel
5562 marshall street
oakland, california 94608


professional overview
  • Over twenty years of professional design, illustration, fine arts & writing experience
  • Founding partner and managing director of highly respected DVD review website
  • Noted pioneer of award-winning online design for Fortune 500 companies, including websites, banners, game interfaces, screensavers, and information architecture
  • Fluent in a wide variety of design styles; author of over 100 reviews, articles; established copywriter/editor
  • Creative/art direction, client relations, & leadership experience
  • Extensive cross-cultural background (Britain, Europe, Middle East & North Africa)
professional highlights
  • Featured Interview, IMPRESS—Web Design Magazine, a Korean publication
  • The Painter Wow! Books, (editions 4, 5 and 6), Peachpit Press
  • Commission, The Painter 6 Manual, MetaCreations
  • Guest Artist, campaign introducing Painter 6, MetaCreations
  • Featured expert, Web Design Studio Secrets, IDG Books Worldwide
  • Also profiled in:
    • Fractal Design Painter 5 Complete, IDG Books Worldwide
    • Painter 5 Studio Secrets, IDG Books Worldwide
  • catsprite studios website nominated in the "Dotties" (Northern California Web Awards)—finalist 4 times in 5 years, Arts & Entertainment (
  • The Money Store website won "Dottie Award (Northern California Web Awards)—first in category, (lead designer, the
  • Honored as Fractal Design's "Artist of the Month"
  • Participated in "Digipainting '97", an exhibition & symposium in Rome, Italy—awarded "Best of Show" prize from Adobe Systems
  • Screensaver created for Duraflame named "Best Free Stuff Online" issue, PC World Magazine
  • Work included in the 1997 calendar of AIDA : American Institute of Digital Artists
  • catsprite studios website receives "top-rated" reviews from excite!, Magellan Internet Guide, Luckman's "Best of the Web", AOL NetFind
  • Commission, Dainippon International, digital fine art print
  • Desktop Publisher's Journal—featured artist
  • Digital work featured in Painting with Computers, Rockport Press
  • Numerous One-, Two-Person & Group exhibitions in the US & abroad
professional history
  • Freelance design & illustration, catsprite studios, 1987-present

  • Founding Partner—Director of Creative Development, 1999-present
  • Creative Director, McKenna's Marketing, San Francisco, CA, 2000-present
  • Founding Partner—Creative Director, 1999-2000
  • Creative Director, Freestyle Interactive, San Francisco, CA, 1997-1999
  • Lead Web Designer, AMMG, Inc., Auburn, CA, 1995-1997
  • Executive Director, Models' Guild, Oakland, CA ,1982-87
    • Executive Board Member, 1979 - 87
professional affiliations
  • Invited member of the "Digitalists," an international movement of the world's top digital artists for the promotion of digital fine art—at inception, 1997
  • AIDA—American Institute of Digital Artists, since its founding, 1996
important interactive projects
(+ denotes award-winning work)

Concept and design of websites and online advertising, marketing, promotions, games and other interactive applications for companies such as: Disney, Sony, Intel, Coca-Cola, Warner Bros., SegaSoft, National Baseball Player's Association, Honda, Hyundai, Kawasaki, National Socccer Association, Paramount, Fox Sports, Jenny Craig, Comedy Central, EA Sports, Cox Communications, Track 'N Trail, InvestPrivate, DigitalThink, Convene eLearning, Toyota University, and many others (examples available at
  •—website (current)
  •—website (current)
  •—website (version 2)
  • +Duraflame—website (versions 1-3)
  • +The Money Store—website (version 2)
  • +Saturn Cars—website (version 1)
  • the beat—website (current)
  • PMA Virtual Trade Show—website (version 1)
  • AMMG, Inc.
    • website (versions 1-4)
    • the Mayber-e's, a "web saga"
    • Citizen Kanine, a Shockwave "film short" created specifically for the web
    • various CD-ROM-based training interfaces
  • Midas Auto Experts—website (version 1)
  • State University of New York, "The Research Project"—CD-ROM-based training
  • +Internet Macintosh Users Group—identity
  • Intel
    • CD-ROM-based sales tool
    • internet and extranet
  • Kaiser Permanente—kiosk interface
  • ServiceMaster—website (version 2)
  • KGO-TV (ABC: San Francisco)
    • website (version 1)
    • CD-ROM based sales tool
  • Clorox—computer-based sales presentation
  • Seraphein Beyn Interactive—website (version 1)




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