Catt Small is creating video games + sharing knowledge about tech, UX, and games
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patrons

O hai! I'm Catt.



I'm a Bronx-born and raised designer. I'm also an avid game developer and advice writer. I've done a lot of community organization including co-founding Code Liberation, the Game Devs of Color Expo, and Good for PoC. I love finding ways to increase empathy through interactive media – many of my personal projects center around the human experience and tackle issues related to interpersonal relationships, self-expression, gender, and race.

This Patreon is a way you can support my unfunded work including weird, emotional, creative, boundary-pushing games including as SoulForm (see my intro video!) and SweetXheart, diversity-focused events that I organize, and knowledge-sharing writing that helps others like How to Become a Public Speaker in 1 Year. I'd also like to get back into speaking at schools and non-profit groups, which usually don't pay but are emotionally fulfilling.

By becoming a patron, you will help me focus on finishing projects that I am unable to fund otherwise. I already create a lot of content, so your funds will go directly toward that rather than the creation of any additional updates – but you will occasionally get earlier access than others!



Press coverage
Here are some nice things people have said about me and my work:
  • "Look out for whatever the next thing Catt Small is working on. Or the next several things. She’s busy." – Technically Brooklyn
  • "Small didn’t become a force in the male-dominated world of gaming development by being quiet. Her experiences helped give her confidence in her abilities and a voice at the table." – Moguldom
  • "She is a force to be reckoned with in Brooklyn’s tech community, and we are proud to call her one of our own." – Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean
  • "She is not only doing a splendid job in the tech-world but is also acting as a role model and motivator for young girls having cold feet in pursuing STEM education and career." – Innov8tiv
  • "A cyber-dynamo who excels at UX Design and coding, Small helps to promote the importance of STEM, Web design, and gaming culture to the masses." – Black Enterprise

Learn more on my About page~ thank you! :*
Tiers
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$1 or more per month
You can feel good about supporting an overachieving woman of color in tech and games! Emotional labor is hard, but you're making it easier. Plus, you'll get access to my Patreon Lens feed with photo updates.
MuchThanksWow.jpeg
$5 or more per month
Yesss 😸this is about the cost of a matcha latte at my favorite food shop. Thank you muchly!


Patrons at this level will get occasional long-form updates with screenshots and drawings, plus thanks in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page.

You'll also get to feel good, which is Pretty Cool.

Ermahgherd.mov
$10 or more per month
Get early access to my games and writing! You'll be the first person to playtest my projects and leave feedback on my writing, making them better for everyone in the process!

Of course, you'll also get to Feel Good™, peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, and see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page.
WAT.mp4
$15 or more per month
AHHH, this is about 10 sessions worth of DDR! So, I'll send you a one-time gift! You'll get a sweet sticker and 3 pieces of hand-lettering that you can color in! Whenever possible, I'll also send you discounts for future paid things and events I create.

You'lll also get to FeelSuperGood(), peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page, and get early access to my games and writing.
Sobbing-intensifies.wav
$25 or more per month
My brain asplode! 😭💖At this level, you'll be able to join an hourlong monthly Q&A and ask me about tech, games, art, design, or any other professional topic.


You'll also get to feel-the-most-good{}, peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page, see my games and writing before anyone else, receive a hand-written thank-you letter with gifts in the mail plus discounts for paid things and events I create.

Goals
39 of 50 patrons
If 50 people supported my work, that would probably cover all of the annual internet hosting fees for the stuff I create.
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O hai! I'm Catt.



I'm a Bronx-born and raised designer. I'm also an avid game developer and advice writer. I've done a lot of community organization including co-founding Code Liberation, the Game Devs of Color Expo, and Good for PoC. I love finding ways to increase empathy through interactive media – many of my personal projects center around the human experience and tackle issues related to interpersonal relationships, self-expression, gender, and race.

This Patreon is a way you can support my unfunded work including weird, emotional, creative, boundary-pushing games including as SoulForm (see my intro video!) and SweetXheart, diversity-focused events that I organize, and knowledge-sharing writing that helps others like How to Become a Public Speaker in 1 Year. I'd also like to get back into speaking at schools and non-profit groups, which usually don't pay but are emotionally fulfilling.

By becoming a patron, you will help me focus on finishing projects that I am unable to fund otherwise. I already create a lot of content, so your funds will go directly toward that rather than the creation of any additional updates – but you will occasionally get earlier access than others!



Press coverage
Here are some nice things people have said about me and my work:
  • "Look out for whatever the next thing Catt Small is working on. Or the next several things. She’s busy." – Technically Brooklyn
  • "Small didn’t become a force in the male-dominated world of gaming development by being quiet. Her experiences helped give her confidence in her abilities and a voice at the table." – Moguldom
  • "She is a force to be reckoned with in Brooklyn’s tech community, and we are proud to call her one of our own." – Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean
  • "She is not only doing a splendid job in the tech-world but is also acting as a role model and motivator for young girls having cold feet in pursuing STEM education and career." – Innov8tiv
  • "A cyber-dynamo who excels at UX Design and coding, Small helps to promote the importance of STEM, Web design, and gaming culture to the masses." – Black Enterprise

Learn more on my About page~ thank you! :*

Recent posts by Catt Small

Tiers
FeelsGood.png
$1 or more per month
You can feel good about supporting an overachieving woman of color in tech and games! Emotional labor is hard, but you're making it easier. Plus, you'll get access to my Patreon Lens feed with photo updates.
MuchThanksWow.jpeg
$5 or more per month
Yesss 😸this is about the cost of a matcha latte at my favorite food shop. Thank you muchly!


Patrons at this level will get occasional long-form updates with screenshots and drawings, plus thanks in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page.

You'll also get to feel good, which is Pretty Cool.

Ermahgherd.mov
$10 or more per month
Get early access to my games and writing! You'll be the first person to playtest my projects and leave feedback on my writing, making them better for everyone in the process!

Of course, you'll also get to Feel Good™, peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, and see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page.
WAT.mp4
$15 or more per month
AHHH, this is about 10 sessions worth of DDR! So, I'll send you a one-time gift! You'll get a sweet sticker and 3 pieces of hand-lettering that you can color in! Whenever possible, I'll also send you discounts for future paid things and events I create.

You'lll also get to FeelSuperGood(), peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page, and get early access to my games and writing.
Sobbing-intensifies.wav
$25 or more per month
My brain asplode! 😭💖At this level, you'll be able to join an hourlong monthly Q&A and ask me about tech, games, art, design, or any other professional topic.


You'll also get to feel-the-most-good{}, peek at screenshots and drawings from upcoming work, see your name in my regular newsletter as well as on my Support page, see my games and writing before anyone else, receive a hand-written thank-you letter with gifts in the mail plus discounts for paid things and events I create.