In 1970 Ken Cato established Cato Brand Partners in Melbourne, Australia. With Cato at the helm and offices in 16 international locations, Cato has worked in over 110 countries.
Cato’s work has afforded him immense global acclaim and as such he and his team have been recognised with many international awards too numerous to list.
Other notable honours include being recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013 for distinguished service to the graphic design profession, as well as being bestowed Hall of Fame status with ICOGRADA, The Premiers Design Awards, AGDA and The Design Institute of Australia. Cato also received honorary doctorates from Swinburne University and The University of the Sunshine Coast whilst becoming an Honorary Fellow of Monash University. Cato holds professor status at De Tao University and adjunct professor at The University of the Sunshine Coast.
Cato’s passion for design extends beyond that of Cato Brand Partners; in 1991 he established the world’s largest student design conference. Originating in Melbourne it now has substantial presence in China.
A regular speaker at both design and business conferences, Cato has presented in over 30 countries and is an acclaimed author of over 20 books about design and business.