Kathryn Henderson

Kathryn Henderson


Column Five Media


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I always loved art, photography and design.
I went to school for Photography.
Decided it didn't offer enough variety for me, so I switched to Studio Art.
Realized Studio Art wasn't going to land me a "good" job, so I switched to Graphic Design.
Knew I wanted to go to grad school, so I went to School of Visual Arts for Design Criticism.
After grad school I worked as a Communications Assistant for a Design firm.
They didn't pay enough, so I got a job as a Marketing Specialist at a Law Firm (mostly design work).
I hated corporate, in-hour work. So I quit and got a job at C5. It's a perfect mix of all my skills.
Keep following my journey


High School
Rochester Institute of Technology
Graphic Design
Rochester Institute of Technology



I produce marketing materials - writing content, directing design and dealing with clients.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Some writing, some design direction, a lot of communication with clients and scheduling.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Take all the different classes you can! Design is great to know, but writing will open a lot of doors. It's an invaluable tool to have.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should stay in your Law job because it pays well and quitting before being there a year looks bad."