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At Cathel Color, we don't just add color; we elevate visual storytelling to new heights. Our expertise in color grading has garnered the trust of industry giants, with an impressive client roster that includes McDonald's, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nintendo, United States Postal Service, U.S. Navy, and many more esteemed companies.

Why Detroit? It's a city that resonates with resilience, creativity, and a rich history of manufacturing excellence. Just as the Motor City has been at the forefront of automotive innovation, Cathel Color stands at the forefront of color grading mastery. Our roots run deep in the city's spirit of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to delivering excellence.

John Cathel

Managing Director

As founder and Senior Colorist, John’s artistry & expertise has earned him numerous awards and a dedicated client base including top commercial work for Ford, Mazda, Chevy, Chrysler, Fiat, United States Postal Service, UPS Store, U.S. Navy, Tylenol, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Medstar, Valero, Pennzoil, Alltel, Cox Communications, Medstar, Rocket Mortgage, Owens Corning, Consumers Energy, DTE,, JCPenney & Onstar, as well as music videos and long format work for the White Stripes, The Romantics, Dead String Brothers, Pee-Lander Z, Brendan Benson, Blanche, The Ocean Blue, Claude Von Stroke & the late Amp Fiddler. His dedication to creating beautiful imagery with the latest technology inspired him to start Cathel Color.

Chuck Klatt


With his experience and expertise in post production and color. Chuck's talent as an award-winning colorist as earned him a client list which includes commercial work for Ford, Chrysler, May Co, Pier One, GM, Little Caesar's, Jet’s Pizza, Consumers Energy and NASA as well as music videos, short films including episodes for the cult favorite Solid Dudes Kitchen.

Camille Bresie Cooke

Operations Manager

Meet Camille Bresie Cooke, our dynamic Operations Manager at Cathel Color. As the latest addition to our team, Camille seamlessly navigates project management, numbers, and legal matters—the backbone of our operations. With her knack for mastering diverse tasks, she's our Jackie-of-All-Trades.  She ensures every project runs smoothly and efficiently and does so with a smile on her face.