Catherine attended the University of Wales, Newport, where she completed a bachelors in Games Design and was awarded a first class honours. After graduating, she worked at EA Bright Light for two years, creating a series of interactive books for the Nintendo DS called Flips, before working on the final two titles in the Harry Potter game series. Catherine moved to Creative Assembly in 2011 where she worked on Alien: Isolation on the studio's console team. She has twice been named in MCV magazine’s ‘Top 100 Women in Games’ initiative and is now a Senior Designer at Creative Assembly.
I think it's amazing that I've been picked as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, I never would have expected to get this far when there's so much competition. I look forward to the support programme to further my skills and knowledge as a designer. All I now know is I have to be even better than ever to prove I'm worthy of the title. And here's to hoping for an exciting career following on from my current experience.”
Breakthrough Brits is not Woolley’s first dalliance with BAFTA either, having twice served as a juror for the Games Awards and attended BAFTA Young Game Designers events, seeking to inspire the next generation of developers. She also takes part in several Game Jams a year, which she says helps “me push myself outside of work, to ensure I’m doing all right and challenging myself.”