Catherine Fruisen

Catherine Fruisen

Catherine Fruisen

  • B.F.A., theater design, Webster University
  • M.F.A., illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:


Ten years of freelance work under the pseudonym Violet Lemay, resulting in almost 1,000 illustrations published for hundreds of books and magazines

Awards, recognition and honors

Work recognized by the Society of Illustrators New York, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, American Illustration, RSVP, Applied Arts and 3x3 magazine


Anna Goodson Management Inc.

Publications and presentations

  • "My Mother's Pearls"
  • "Alice and Her Fabulous Teeth"
  • "Rick and Rocky"
  • "My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide"
  • "My Foodie ABC Placemats"

Previous Positions

Assistant set designer, St. Louis Municipal Opera; set designer, costume designer and scenic artist in New York City; freelance illustrator

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • ILLU 400 Illustration Portfolio
  • ILLU 409 Illustration Self Promotion