The FatCat Team

Valentia McVey

Top Cat

Valentia founded FatCat over 20 years ago and continues to take great pride in the creative contributions her team makes to the success of her clients. Instilled with the philosophy, ‘Design Without the Drama,’ she is pleased to state that ‘drama’ is not one of the services her team offers.

“FatCat strives to be a company that clients enjoy working with. It is quite an accomplishment when our clients consider us an extension of their in-house teams.”

Heather McCarthy

Creative Cat

Heather is FatCat’s lead graphic designer and illustrator. Her passion for design, her eye for all things ‘awesome’ and her amazing artistic ability makes her an invaluable member to the FatCat Team. Heather puts her creativity to good use on everything from publication design to logo development to social media marketing.

Mia Jordan

Cyber Cat

Mia is FatCat’s web designer and specializes in building custom websites that conform to accepted web standards and are responsive on all devices. She handles all phases of web design, development and maintenance at FatCat. Mia also puts her talents to work on eblasts, banner ads and integrated emarketing solutions.

Erin Snider

Crafty Cat

Erin is FatCat’s graphic designer. Her diverse skills in design, illustration and the digital world enable her to push past the obvious and reach for the innovative! She’s put her artistic touch on logos, infographics, social media banners and most anything print-related.

Lauren Villavaso

Clever Cat

Lauren is FatCat’s business development manager. In charge of the sales and client retention efforts for FatCat, Lauren excels at ensuring the expectations of FatCat’s clients are being met. She understands communication is the key to any successful relationship and enjoys helping our clients tell their story.

Megan Day

Catch-All Cat

Megan is FatCat’s multi-tasking feline!  Juggling the roles of office administrator, test center administrator, team coordinator and “organizer of all things,” Megan uses her savvy skills to keep the FatCat office running smoothly! Her cat-like flexibility is evident as she seamlessly maneuvers from answering the phones, to registering testers, to updating social media platforms, to the never-ending task of herding the {fat}cats!

Max

Secret Shopper

Max is FatCat’s most elusive addition to the team. His random appearances to the office keep the staff on their toes and act as a reminder to them that designing is “serious” business!

Bellini

Social Director

Bellini is FatCat’s social director and has the ability to turn even the most mundane of tasks into something fun. Who knew typing on a keyboard could be so mesmerizing?

Charlie

Office Greeter

Charlie is FatCat’s resident stress reliever and office greeter. He has won the coveted “Most Excited to Come into the Office Every Day” award every month since he started. He will be celebrating his 5th year here at FatCat this summer.

Lucy

Assistant Office Greeter

Though still learning the ropes from big brother, Charlie, Lucy keeps her ear out for visitors to the FatCat office and alerts Charlie on the DL. Basically she makes her bro look good!


Awards

FatCat Named One of Baltimore City’s Fastest Growing, Woman-Owned Businesses, 2015-2016 & 2014-2015

FatCat Named One of Baltimore’s Best in Marketing, 2015

FatCat Named One of the Top 25 Web Designers in Baltimore by UpCity, 2015

FatCat Recognized as One of the Best Small Businesses in Baltimore, 2015

Valentia Recognized as One of Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2014

Valentia recognized as Top 100 MBE in Baltimore City

FatCat Studios, Inc. Receives 2013 Best of Baltimore Award

FatCat Studios Receives WBE Certification

Valentia Named Smart CEO BRAVA Winner

Testimonials

The team at FatCat Studios has been instrumental in ensuring the on-time delivery of major time-sensitive projects for World Duty Free Group. Thanks to the collaborative spirit, attention to detail, and personalized service provided by FatCat, WDFG completed multiple complex projects with minimal staff and resources, resulting in multi-million dollar contract awards for the company.

–Regina Ryals

Former Sr. Manager, Strategy & Business Development, World Duty Free Group

FatCat is by far the best company I have had the pleasure of working with. Their attention to detail, creativity and professionalism is unsurpassed, their team is friendly and enthusiastic and they are incredibly efficient. I use them for everything I do.

–Kayla Fowler

Event Manager, Maryland State Dental Association

We have engaged FatCat Studios for graphic design, technical writing and proposal project management at HMSHost and have found Valentia and her team to be creative, collaborative and professional. I recommend FatCat to anyone seeking a strategic partner to help communicate their vision.

–Michael Jones

Vice President, Business Development, HMShost

I have had the pleasure of working with FatCat for many years. I have found their friendliness, creativity and willingness to go above and beyond unparalleled. They treat every project with the highest level of dedication. They have helped my staff at the United Way of Central Maryland with a variety of projects and we have come to entrust our most crucial pieces to them. I give them my highest recommendation.

–Chuck Tildon

Vice President, Government Relations & Strategic Partnerships, United Way of Central Maryland

When I started my own Company in 2004, I turned to Valentia for my Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC website, branding, and design of my materials, etc., and they have been extremely valued partners ever since. I frequently recommend FatCat Studios, and I am always happy to share my many positive experiences with FatCat Studios with others.

–Vince Connelly

President, Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC

I have had the pleasure of working with FatCat Studios for over 10 years on various projects in my professional and personal life. No matter the size or complexity of the project – whether it’s a digital greeting card, full website creation, logo design, or multi-media project – the design team at FatCat works hard to understand the project, present options and create products that help meet our needs. They are one of the easiest and most fun shops to work with. The end of each project leaves me looking forward to the next!

–Jonathon Rondeau

President & CEO, Family League of Baltimore

FatCat is fantastic to work with! They always have fresh ideas that are both professional and creative. When we first began working with them, we knew next to nothing about the process of creating a successful annual report. It was amazing to have the support of their whole team as we embarked on this important endeavor. The end result was an impressive product that earned accolades from funders, other leaders in our field, and more. We have since worked with FatCat on several other projects with equally stunning results!”

–Rebekah F. Owens

PR Specialist and Assistant to the Director, University of Maryland School of Medicine