The Discovery prides itself on having eye-catching, impressive graphics for everything visitors see in the museum, and Scott Cattani is the man behind the curtain who deserves all the credit.
Scott is The Discovery’s Senior Graphic Designer, a role that has become an integral part of the museum’s look and feel since he joined our team in 2019. Any graphics you might see on the walls of the museum, including themed installations in Spark!Lab Smithsonia, one-off ‘mini’ exhibits like Women in Science, or even the banners, signs, and floor graphics for Survival of the Slowest, are all designed by Scott. In addition to the signage and themed installations, Scott also keeps our many brochures up to date and fills in any gaps for floor staff who need helpful signs, handouts, or installation help.
Before venturing to the Biggest Little City, Scott grew up in Grass Valley, California. When college came around, he decided to try Santa Cruz before ultimately coming to the University of Nevada, Reno to finish his education. After spending some time bartending, Scott took a position at Skagen Denmark, a Danish watch and lifestyle brand with offices in Reno where he was tasked with developing and designing different watches and jewelry. Then, Scott moved to Dallas to work for FOSSIL Group, another lifestyle brand, doing art direction and content management for the brand’s website. This endeavor wouldn’t last long though, as Scott decided to move back to Reno where his work/life balance is much more enjoyable.
Since joining the team at The Discovery, Scott has had a massive impact on the look and feel of the museum’s brand. As for the future of The Discovery, Scott hopes to see us grow into the best museum in the world while continuing to inspire every person who walks through our doors. With his help, that goal shouldn’t be too far away!