Hailing from the Midwest, Cate Rinto spent her formative years in the cornfields of Winona, Ohio. She attended and graduated from the nationally ranked Kent State University with a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design. After interning at Zac Posen in New York City, she decided to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. After completing her third and final year, Rinto began freelance designing and print consulting.

She lives between Antwerp, Belgium and New York City.