Cat Machine Gems:
An international Gemstone brand founded by Cat Morales in 2017. Our work is known for its vibrant colors and galactic themed gemstone cuts and for our gemstone cake and dessert sculptures. The brand began with using the life long works of my illustrations and creation of a crystal planet ruled by extraterrestrial cats. Bringing all the characters to life in the form of gems, I created a company for gem collectors. The brand is now a full line of gemstones, jewelry, sculptures, designer toys, collectible figurines, canvas paintings and Stickers of the art work. We started out as an off the radar underground project with my friends making art but now it is a full time business.
Being a California native, in 2005 I moved from San Francisco to NYC after I left the Academy of Art University where I studied fashion design/textiles. In 2007 while working in the NYC film industry/wardrobe departments I started to create my alien characters from my crystal planet. Making my own stencil stickers and textile patterns little by little my world of extraterrestrials was on its way. Years and years of building an entire world of illustrations it was finally time for them to come to life. In 2014 I began developing my brand of Gems. I had been training in gemstone cutting for a while at this point and decided this was going to be my career. Years of intense training, art exhibitions and unexpected gem sales, it was now time to launch the new company. In 2017 Cat Machine Gems launched itself into the gem industry attracting a cult following of crystal lovers, artists , sci- fi fans and collectors of designer toys. My Characters and crystal planet graphics caught the eyes of anime lovers and street artists who quickly labeled the brand as ” The darker side of Kawaii ” which I Love!!!
A native of distrito federal (Mexico City), Alejandro relocated to the united states right before his 20’s. Having a long history of carpentry, he continued to develop his professional skills to perfection in the areas of architecture molding, wood design, hair styling NYC promoter for Night Life events, DJ and event installations. In 2014 he started to train as a gem cutter. Having already a highly skilled background he was familiar with industrial machines and gem cutting came natural. With his highly advanced abilities he quickly became the head cutter and co- creative director at Cat Machine Gems.
All art work is done by Cat Morales.
Cat Machine is known for our graphic designs and they have become our main tool for marketing. All graphics are done by street artist/graphic designer @getnweird. He is a California based artist and also a childhood personal friend of mine (Cat Morales). We attended Art school together and have become creative partners in Cat Machine graphic art work. He has taken my illustrations and turned them into graphics and bringing to life the crystal planet. He is a freelance graphic designer but holds a permanent residency in the Cat Machine company.
Design is our focus because everyone has a different view of what is attractive to them. At Cat Machine Gems we know how important originality and design is to each designer/Artist. Education never ends for us. As a company we are constantly educating and training ourselves on the most newest and innovative methods, styles and materials on the market. We bring to all of you designers/Artists our diverse options of design cuts to help you achieve your style goals that are out of this world.