Kathryn Henderson

Kathryn Henderson

Brooklyn, NY, US



 Kathryn Henderson is a writer, editor and designer interested in the convergence between design and pop-culture. She is determined to entice and convince even the biggest skeptics that design, is in fact, important. Formally trained as a Graphic Designer at Rochester Institute of Technology, somewhere along the line Kathryn switched gears from creating to observing and documenting. She then set her sights on a Master of Fine Arts in Design Criticism, graduating from the School of the Visual Arts in May 2010. She has been working as a chameleon ever since, applying her skills to projects with Pentagram Design, co-authoring a book, Typography Referenced, for Rockport Publishers, and also contributing her trained eye and sharp wit as a guest blogger for various sites including You can find Kathryn lost in the back of a library, researching things no one else cares about, pontificating about that Danish Modernist chair at the flea market or noting the current trends in street fashion around NYC. Currently she resides in Brooklyn, NY with her two cats and (almost) too many friends.


Pentagram, Deputy Editor of Content Development for

Developed and edited content (both images and copy) for company's website and online portfolio.

Assisted with updating company’s archives including scanning, retouching, formatting and organizing slides and images.

Oct 2010 - current


School of Visual Arts (SVA), Masters, Design Criticism

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Focus on Photography, Fine Art and Communications/Advertising

Sep 2004 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization