New Hire | October 7, 2017
Kaelyn is a storyteller, people person and native Chicagoan — yes, she really does love deep dish pizza, Cubs baseball and bipolar seasons — who is delighted to join Character as a senior brand strategist.

She considers herself lucky, as her passion for people has turned profession, but her path to this point has been rather circuitous. After pursuing investigative reporting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tar Heels!), she had stints in the editorial and advertising worlds in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, before working as a strategist at design-driven branding and marketing agency VSA Partners and, most recently, industrial design firm fuseproject.

When Kaelyn’s not busy strategizing, you can find her devouring meat and cheese boards, pulling pranks on her scapegoat friends or socializing with the dogs in the Bay Area. (Long-haired wiener dogs are her favorite kind!)