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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.

FatCat Named Best Digital Marketing Agencies in Baltimore by Expertise, 2020
Named One of Baltimore’s Top Creative Agencies by UpCity, 2019

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


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

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, External Affairs, University of Maryland Medical System

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

CEO, The Arc, Central Chesapeake Region

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

“I came to FatCat Studios looking for a new logo for my business. I was thoroughly impressed that they had researched my niche market prior to our first meeting. The team was very responsive to every comment or request to deliver the perfect logo. The end result is exactly what I envisioned. The best part, the logo was completed ahead of schedule. Will be using FatCat Studios for my next logo.”

–Melissa Kauffman

Owner and Founder, Overland Timing

I’m thrilled with my decision to utilize the creative services of FatCat Studios! The team transformed my manuscript for “Dining Down Memory Lane” into a book I can be extremely proud of. From our first phone call, I recognized that Valentia really understood the overall tone my project and we just connected. She really made me feel like apart of a family and always kept me in the loop. Of primary importance to me was me book’s cover and FatCat really nailed it! The cover design pops and effectively communicates the book’s genre. The interior design is just fun and I think, a bit whimsical. Everyone tells me they love it! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of FatCat Studios to anyone looking for thoughtful and creative direction in graphic design. They are my go to!”

–Shelley Howell

Author, "Dining Down Memory Lane"

I have had the pleasure to work with FatCat Studios for multiple years now and I feel blessed to have their expertise at my fingertips. Every member of their team goes above and beyond to help with your projects and you can always count on them to get your job done on time. FatCat Studios manages the production of our monthly newsletter, event programs, postcards, and so much more and we are absolutely thrilled to have them on our team.

–Alicia Hinkle

Director of Events & Marketing, Maryland State Dental Association

“Working with FatCat was a great experience. They were super responsive and willing to work with our vision on every design detail. It was a great team effort and we are thrilled with the final product!”

–Robin Kahn

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University