KATHRYN FREUND

Kathryn is a designer, creative and social media junkie turned recruiter who joined the team at Kay & Black in early 2015. Kathryn’s passion for design and advertising started as a young creative attending Fordham University, where she double-majored in English and Visual Arts (Graphic Design). She graduated Magna Cum Laude and entered the real world fueled by the pulse of New York and the advertising community.

Starting out as a freelance designer and creative at various agencies and startups, Kathryn found her true love was digital and social media; she quickly became an essential part of We Are Social’s young New York office. There, she discovered her love of sourcing great talent. Starting out as the team’s first Designer, she grew the team from one to six designers over the course of two years and bolstered the intern program. At We Are Social, Kathryn wore many hats — from art director to designer, project manager to recruiter.

In her creative work, Kathryn has worked with clients such as: Reebok, Beats by Dre, Netflix, Old Navy, Banana Republic, AMC, Hyatt and 20th Century Fox. She single-handedly designed and launched several web and social platforms as well as supported creative new business, visual guidelines and agency creative strategies.

Through supporting her team and building a database of creatives over three years, Kathryn realized her true passion was paving the way for others’ creative talents, and decided to make the leap into talent management. Since early 2015, Kathryn has represented top creative talent in the industry from the junior to creative director level. With her design and social background, Kathryn has been passionate about supporting new, fresh talent especially in the digital side of our business — including UI/UX designers, strategists, community managers, digital producers, and more.

When she’s not designing, Instagramming or singing in the office, Kathryn manages e-commerce apparel and accessories line Amateur Person Apparel, which she co-founded in late 2014.

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