Kathryn Jaller supports creative industry through online strategy, and is driven to connect people in new ways and old through culture, events, and compelling stories.
I once created a set of Gertrude Stein paper dolls which traveled across the internet all the way to the New York Times. I’ve spoken at SXSW about museum technology. I’ve met Grumpy Cat (she’s really quite nice). I currently lead the online team at Chronicle Books and work on producing San Francisco's CreativeMornings. I also make jewelry.
I got my start as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Baltimore and San Francisco, and I use the community arts skills I learned there every single day. As New Media Manager at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, I founded their online presence, established a digital video and podcasting program, created graphic identities and wayfinding systems, and led the first large-scale Instagram campaign for a museum (#SFphotohunt).
Other things: I am a kitten foster mom, comedy obsessive, karaoke theorist, and German citizen. Let's talk about any of the above.
Speaking and Press
2017 Publishing Professionals Network Conference | Company and Imprint Branding
2016 Social Innovation Week | The Little Free Library Design Competition
2016 American Institute of Architects SF | The Little Free Library Design Competition
2016 Chronicle Books | Social Media + Photography Strategy
2015 Makeshift Society | Class on Inspired Social Media
2014 SF Chronicle | Leah Garchik gives a shout-out to our museum dream team
2014 Mashable | 38 SXSW 2014 Panels You Can't Miss
2014 South by Southwest Interactive | Everyone's a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?
2013 Profile in ArtInfo | Insider Tips from the Art World's Social Media Pros
2013 Mobile Engagement Speaker at Cultural Connections
2013 Museum Computer Network Conference | The Social Museum
2012 Social Media Week Speaker
2012 The Wall Street Journal | #MuseumOlympics
2012 The Guardian UK | What Pinterest Means for the Arts
2011 The New York Times | Gertrude Stein Paper Dolls
2011 Chapter in the Museum ID Publication Museums Forward: Social Media and the Web