Catherine M. MacGillivray
8180 Manitoba Street Apt 127
Playa Del Rey, CA, 90293

Cell: (626) 831-9947



Merchandise Specialist/Visual Coordinator, The Container Store, El Segundo, CA Oct 2016-Dec 2017

  • Utilized personal design skills in visual merchandising capacity to promote the image, products and services of the business for each seasonal campaign; created attractive visual displays to increase sales and buyer attention
  • Provided excellent customer service at all times and assisted in providing practical, efficient solutions customized to each shopper
  • Facilitated merchandise training of policies and procedures with new hires

Care and Activities Coordinator for Children, Manhattan Beach, CA Jan 2012-present

  • Search out learning activities and coordinate participation: design creative activities to enable group interaction and strengthen social skills
  • Meal planning and preparation which includes a wide variety of foods to encourage good health
  • Arrange travel plans and itinerary for parents

Founder/Owner/Partner, Two Cute Cookies, Sierra Madre, CA Jan 2003-present

  • Design and create highly customized, unique and delicious cookies- _
  • Transform any idea, picture, logo, caricature, character or theme into an “on model” edible presentation
  • Develop processes which provide consistent application of design on model
  • Production process for cookies parallels & mimics processes animator uses in the development of a character
  • Gross income averaging $5,000.00-$10,000.00 annually
  • Developed website and created company logo
  • Client base includes celebrities, animation/movie studios, institutions, wedding planners and individuals
  • Participated in skill competitions in entrepreneurial seminars in Chicago and Southern California

Manager, Abercrombie & Fitch, Rolling Hills, CA April 2010-Oct 2012

  • Coordinated visual merchandising of floor-set designs for clothing and accessories for each seasonal period
  • Recruited, selected, hired, trained and oriented employees
  • Scheduled employees and assigned duties
  • Improved staff performance by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees
  • Assessed individual job performance, facilitated team development by promoting employees from within and developed future managers
  • Reviewed vendor contacts and maintained inventories
  • Implemented security systems and procedures to provide a safe, clean, and secure store environment

Audience Assistant for the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Season 5, Burbank, CA Aug 2009-May 2010

  • Off season: sorted through audience member applications to select, invite & schedule future tapings
  • During season: organized seating to assure appropriate audience response to show content
  • Creatively energized crowd prior to taping

Warner Bros. Studio Facilities Sales Associate, Burbank, CA July 2006-Aug 2009

  • Organized and facilitated VIP Tours of the studio lot, booked guests and provided customer service
  • Sold and promoted Warner Bros. film and television merchandise, increased customer satisfaction and return rate by 35%
  • Expanded retail and product line in the VIP Tours store to include highly customized cookie products and gifts produced on model featuring Looney Tunes and Warner Bros. animated characters
  • Increased sales and created a new product demand which increased sales and broadened the customer base by 15-20%
  • Produced advertising pieces featuring drawings of Warner Bros. cartoon characters to promote and sell new and seasonal food products and merchandise resulting in increased beverage sales by 10-15% and elevated customer satisfaction by 50%
  • Designed and managed product roll-out for character cookies to coincide with newly released Warner Bros. movies
  • Worked in the Warner Bros. owned Starbucks facility: managed inventory control, ordered products, trained new employees, answered customer needs and served as barista

Secretary to the Dean of School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University, CA 2005-2006

  • Communicated and worked with the Dean in completing administrative assignments, photocopying, running errands, filing and answering phones
  • Created posters for special events pertaining to the school of film and television
  • Office Assistant to the School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University, CA, 2004-2005
  • Created customized internship cards to students in securing positions within the film and television arena including animation studios, screenwriting and recording arts

Teacher Assistant, Animation Workshop I, Loyola Marymount University, CA, fall 2004-2005

  • Assisted in lecturing and skill development for students in executing animation projects; included all aspects of animation such as character development, story and use of computer programs
  • Provided office services including photocopying and running errands

Research Assistant, Library, Loyola Marymount University, CA, Aug 2003-Jan 2005

  • Responsible for shelf-reading, shelving books, researching and browsing for new and used books Assisted in helping students with research projects

Event Operations and Services, Loyola Marymount University, CA, Aug 2002-Aug 2003

  • Controlled and managed most all set-ups for a variety of on-campus events

Red Cross-Certified Water Safety and Swim Instructor, Sierra Madre, CA, Summer 1999-2005

  • Taught children of all ages basic swimming and basic water safety


The Conrad Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Organization, March 2003-Present
Student Advisory Council Member to Dean of School of Film and Television, Sept 2003-May 2004;
advisor to the Dean of School of Film and Television in improving curriculum
ASLMU Member (Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University), student body to the Public Relations Team, Sept 2002-2003, Organized and managed the marketing effort to promote various campus activities
Animation Club Member, Sept 2002-2006
Girl Scouts of America, 1994-1999


The Conrad Hilton Diamond in the Rough Distinguished Fellow Award, 2003
The Global Student Entrepreneurial Award, 4rth place recipient, 2006
Recipient of the inaugural Elevator Pitch Competition for Small Business, CEO Entrepreneurship Conference, Chicago, 2003
Sierra Madre Rose Parade Princess, 2000-2001
Jr. Varsity Softball, Most Valuable Player, 1999
Jr. Varsity Softball, Softball Athlete of the Month, 1999
Jr. Varsity Softball, Most Dedicated Player, 2000
California Scholarship Federation, 1999-2002
The Marian Award, Girl Scouts, 1997
I Live My Faith Award, Girl Scouts, 1997


Catherine MacGillivray was born and raised in beautiful, small town Sierra Madre, California. She is one of 4 children, with 2 brothers and an identical twin sister. With the spirit of a butterfly and the soul of a mermaid, she has always been in love with nature, has an acute attention to detail in everything she does, and has been a gifted artist since the day she was born.

Growing up an avid athlete, she played every single sport she could, including flag football! Her favorite sports are beach volleyball and soccer, but no matter how far she travels, or what adventure she’s on, she’ll always be found by the beach. It’s a place she considers home and where her best, most treasured memories have taken place.

As an artist, Catherine fine-tuned her skills after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation at Loyola Marymount University. There, she also began her journey as a “Cookie Entrepreneur” where she and her identical twin sister were awarded the ‘Diamond in the Rough’ scholarship their freshmen year for creating a very unique, customized, hand-decorating cookie company called ‘Two Cute Cookies.’ The next 3 years were spent being mentored in an entrepreneurship program where business skills were strengthened, networks broadened, and entrepreneurial confidence heightened.

Catherine’s skills are applicable in a variety of art forms including drawing, painting, sculpting and animating in different mediums. However, there was one ‘art form’ she hadn’t yet pursued, and that kind of art belonged in front of the camera, not behind. It was the passing of her close Grandmother a few years ago that really pushed Catherine to pursue her dream of modeling. Simultaneously, a good friend of Catherine had told her about a particular casting call she had seen on Facebook and encouraged Catherine to apply. She was hesitant at first because she had zero experience modeling, but Catherine decided to go for it. She felt the spirit of her Grandmother pushing her. No more regrets, no more wishing, hoping or wondering. Attending that casting call changed Catherine’s life forever and began to fulfill a dream she had never thought possible.

In that first week, Catherine shot with one of the top photographers on the west coast, landed on an amazing television show and signed with a top modeling agency. The momentum was very exciting, and things took off from there! Since then, she has continued to receive consistent modeling work and is very grateful for each incredible opportunity that comes her way.

©2018 Catherine

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