Kenna Kay creates experiences, products, services and campaigns at the intersection of visual design, communications strategy and branding. She believes that the most effective way to create positive change is to clearly communicate the ideas that can make a difference.
She has led successful teams in a variety of environments from large media companies to innovative startups. She was the V.P. Creative Director of Brand at TV Land, MTV Networks and Creative Director at Nickelodeon. Prior to her move to consulting, she traveled to Kenya where she worked with a women’s empowerment NGO helping to keep girls in school by providing them with health education and hygiene products.
She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding, has taught at Parsons School of Design and been a guest critic and visiting lecturer at The Cooper Union, Izmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi in Turkey, and Shenkar College in Tel Aviv. She served on the national board of AIGA, the professional association for design, the largest and oldest design organization in the world. She is an advisor to BrightSide Food Distributor, a non-profit organization tackling the problem of food deserts and represented them as a finalist in the first annual Aspen Ideas Awards.
Kay received her Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.