An educational opportunity brought Ignacio here to Milwaukee from Madrid, love enticed him to stay, and a good friend and an agency vision led him to co-create Catral Doyle.
A graduate of MIAD with an emphasis on Interior Design, Ignacio started off at one of Milwaukee’s largest architectural firms. All the while, honing his graphic design skills by taking on freelance work with Shawn Doyle.
Opportunities arose and the time came to devote full time to the growth of Catral Doyle. Fourteen years later the vision is realized and his expertise in design, interiors, flash, video development and more continues to build as the company evolves.
A Milwaukee native, Susan started her career as a designer of kitchen and bath interiors following her graduation from MIAD.
Strongly suited for business development and with a design capability and aesthetic that extended far beyond interiors, Susan decided to leave her interior design career to join Ignacio and Shawn in growing the burgeoning Catral Doyle creative co.
Together with Shawn, Ignacio and Kristi, she has worked to realize the vision that inspired the creation of Catral Doyle – combining 2-D and 3-D strengths to creatively and effectively create design solutions for every dimension of each client’s business.
From Madison, to the military to MIAD, Shawn has concentrated on graphic design and interiors and, following graduation, spent a number of years as a designer at one of Milwaukee’s prominent ad agencies.
His friendship with Ignacio and Susan began at MIAD and continued as they all embarked on distinct careers. Aspiring to become independent and create a more diversified type of agency, the time eventually came to take the leap and start Catral Doyle.
Since that time, Shawn has continued to be a driving force in the creative development of award-winning packaging and print work along with interactive work, signage and more.
The one blessed with a mind for numbers, Kristi takes care of all things financial for Catral Doyle. In addition to being an active partner and key individual in the flow of our business, Kristi is well recognized as the queen of entertaining.
Born and raised in Madison, she was the high school sweetheart and now wife of Shawn Doyle. Over the years, Kristi and Shawn’s friendship with the Catrals formed into this business partnership with Kristi being the perfect candidate for the accounting role having received her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison and her Masters in Accounting from UW-Whitewater.
Kezra came highly recommended from our connections at MIAD. Her passion for doing design work is manifested in her intense work ethic, and she is eager to tackle whatever project we throw at her. Her growing knowledge of social media and web trends keeps us on our toes and has become her main focus.
Being the in-house DJ by default, Kezra continues to find new music and expands our musical tastes. She sets the mood for a great working atmosphere.
Julia brings to Catral Doyle 15 years' experience in cause marketing, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in the latest trends and best practices in corporate social responsibility and innovation ensures our clients have the knowledge and tools to be leaders in the field.
Julia directs Catral Doyle’s Shared Value Branding discipline. Consider it Corporate Social Responsibility 2.0.
Shared Value Branding goes beyond marketing sustainability, philanthropy, and volunteerism. It is about aligning your civic and business strategies. It is about leveraging the cultural momentum for GOOD to advance your business goals.