About

C a t h y  W h i t l o c k

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington

Cathy Whitlock is a book author, freelance print and digital features writer and editor, international speaker and content developer. My passions for travel, film and design are reflected thorought my work.


Books: I am the author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction (Harper Collins) and re-de-sign: New Directions For Your Interior Design Career (Fairchild Books).


Editorial: As a contributing writer for The Hollywood Reporter, American Airlines Celebrated Living, Architectural Digest,  contributing design editor for Traditional Home and features editor for Array, I specialize in film, travel, set, costume and interior design, lifestyle and celebrity profiles. I have covered celebrities from Meryl Streep and Javier Bardem to Bradley Cooper and Sidney Poitier and my travels have taken me everywhere from Australia and Ireland to Tahiti and Sri Lanka.


My work also appears in Vanity Fair, Veranda, Elle Decor, Better Homes and Gardens. British Glamour and Atlanta Homes and I write the blog Cinema Style that celebrates and chronicles trends, inspirations and designs in the movies and television. I have been profiled in numerous outlets from the Wall Street Journal and Italian Vogue to NPR.


Digital Content:  I write monthly travel features and marketing materials for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, interior design and culture pieces for the e-commerce antique site ArtOrigo and served as Editor-in-chief of LuxPop! and content developer for RubyLux.


Lectures: I am an international speaker and panel moderator on the subjects of production and interior design and set decor on film and television. I have spoken at museums, universities, film and design schools, women's clubs, corporate, charity, design and film industry events.


In My Past Life: Formerly with Universal Picture and the late British film producer Sir Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment, I was also Manager of Consumer Card Marketing at American Express where I worked on the original "cause-related" marketing campaign. I also appeared as a frequent on-air personality on HGTV's "Decorating with Style."