CURATORS & CONFIDANTS

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS DRIVEN BY CREATIVITY AND TRUST AND WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH YOU

For over 20 years, Leslie Kay & Hillary Black have been connecting top pedigree talent with advertising agencies, design firms and brands. Leslie, Hillary and the firm’s team of talent managers specialize in identifying, educating and counseling talent in all areas of advertising, with an established reputation for creative insights and integrity.

Through our three core service offerings, Kay & Black offers talent representation and recruitment, talent outplacement and creative boot camps. We believe in nurturing creative talent as well as advocating for our clients’ needs so that all can excel, and our team works hard to meet clients’ expectations while remaining humble throughout the journey. Together, our team is equipped not only to place talent, but also to respond to ever-changing client needs in a constantly evolving landscape. Creative problem solving is not just part of our vision at Kay & Black—it’s something we do every day.

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REPRESENT | TALENT RECRUITMENT

REPRESENT recruits freelance and full-time talent in the following categories: Art Directors, Copywriters, Branding/Agency Designers, Producers, Project Managers, Strategists, Social Media Specialists, Creative Recruiters, Creative Service Directors, and Talent Acquisition candidates. This pool of top pedigree talent work in the following mediums: Digital, Broadcast, Experiential, Print and Content. Kay & Black represents all levels of talent including entry to C-suite executives.

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campus | EDUCATE

campus educates students and individuals through teachable moments at panel discussions, learning sessions and day intensive creative boot camps. These sessions assist in making the entry into the creative market a successful one. campus was created when the partners of Kay & Black recognized that graduates didn’t have the tools beyond their portfolio to feel confident in successfully landing a job in the creative world. K&B’s team of talent management professionals will counsel students through invaluable insight and advice on the how-to’s of entering the Advertising and Design industry.

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REPRESENT | TALENT RECRUITMENT

REPRESENT recruits freelance and full-time talent in the following categories: Art Directors, Copywriters, Branding/Agency Designers, Producers, Project Managers, Strategists, Social Media Specialists, Creative Recruiters, Creative Service Directors, and Talent Acquisition candidates. This pool of top pedigree talent work in the following mediums: Digital, Broadcast, Experiential, Print and Content. Kay & Black represents all levels of talent including entry to C-suite executives.

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campus | TEACH

campus educates students and individuals through creative bootcamp sessions. These sessions assist in making the entry into the creative market a successful one. campus was created when the partners of Kay & Black recognized that graduates didn’t have the tools beyond their portfolio to feel confident in successfully landing a job in the creative world. K&B’s team of talent management professionals will counsel students through invaluable insight and advice on the “How-to’s” of entering the Advertising and Design industry.

LOCATIONS

CREATIVE PANELS

may

thu7may10:00 am- 12:00 pmONE CLUBMy Book Is Done, Now What?10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011The Metropolitan Pavilion

september

tue29sep12:00 pm- 12:45 amHere are all the black peopleA MULTICULTURAL CREATIVE CAREER FAIR | LINKED IN SESSION12:00 pm - 12:45 am EST 639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036Metropolitan West

KEEPING US HUMBLE

  • The best part about working with Hillary, Leslie and the rest of the team at Kay & Black is that they actually care about candidates as people. They look out for what's best for their careers and not as the next paycheck. The best talent in our industry knows and respects this about them. So when Kay & Black presents you a candidate, you know they're going to be top notch.

    Anthony DeBery Director of Creative Services | SS&K
  • I have been fortunate to have worked with Kay & Black for many years. They are great at finding top talent as well as providing talent management for those looking for some guidance. Everyone at the agency is a pleasure to work with and they all make my job easier.

    Tammy Skuraton VP, Creative Manager/Creative Recruiter at Mullen
  • My relationship with Hillary goes back 25 years - Her devotion to the ask is unrelenting. No stone goes unturned in search of the perfect candidate. And if he or she doesn't exist, she'll surprise you with someone completely unexpected.

    Andrew Christou Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Seattle
  • Hillary and Leslie are fantastic partners.  They consistently deliver great talent and are on top of my speed dial list whenever I need to find that perfect person to add to my Creative team.

    Kathy Delaney Global CCO Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
  • Kay & Black is one of those rare companies that are completely honest and deliver exactly what you asked for.  A pleasure every single time.

    Kelly Parrotto Director of Creative Recruiting, Weiden + Kennedy , NY
  • Leslie and Hillary have the deepest rolodex and biggest hearts in the business.  They go above and beyond to understand the exact needs of the job to match with the best candidates.  I feel I can call them anytime day or night and they are on the case in no time.

    Bill Oberlander Executive Creative Director, OBERLAND
  • Hillary and Leslie have a knack for taking decades of industry experience and mixing it with natural warmth and accessibility; their past panels/sessions have students and emerging professionals on the edge of their seats asking questions and jotting notes. It's no surprise that we watch everyone leaving feeling a little more connected and prepared to tackle the often daunting job-seeking process.

    Emily Grotheer Education Director at The One Club
  • If you want to partner with a team of genuinely good people that kick ass at what they do, then Kay & Black is your answer.  Hillary and Leslie are smart, professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and all around amazing to work with.

    Jennifer Catherall Talent / Creative Manager at Concept Farm
  • The best thing about working with Hillary and Kay & Black is that they care so much about the human experience. They won’t just send a candidate befitting the standard criteria, they’ll go above and beyond to ensure submitted candidates are not only A list talent, but those who will compliment and promote a positive and creative culture as well. Hillary has also been an amazing career mentor to me, always making time for the people she meets along the way, and that is invaluable.

    Heather Beck Creative Resource Director at Momentum Worldwide
  • For nearly 20 years Leslie & Hillary have had an uncanny ability to read the changing creative landscape. That insight gives them the ability to consistently pair the right people with the right projects.

    Chris Cereda ECD Scratch, a division of Viacom