Get to Know Us: Meet Kaylyn

Get to Know Us round two! Featuring our Brand Manager, Kaylyn Zurawski. Kaylyn manages our client relationships, projects, social media, as well as assists with brand development and creative.

Born and raised in Buffalo, Kaylyn graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Communication degree. Keep reading to learn more about Kaylyn!

What do you like best about what you do?

How creative I can be. There is no box here. Whether it’s client work, internal projects or social media, I am always brainstorming new ideas, concepts, and copy. It keeps my days interesting.

What do you consider a fulfilling workday?

Well first, it starts with coffee. I tend to make a list of things I want to accomplish for the day and checking things off my list is pretty fulfilling. I also get excited when I come up with a new idea that actually works.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

How to Be Me from Kay to Z. 

I can’t take credit for this. A friend from High School mentioned once that if I ever wrote a book this would have to be the title. No ifs, ands, or buts.

What’s your Enneagram number and do you agree with it?

I am an Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever. I’ve taken the test a couple times now and test high on the 3 and 8 (The Challenger). However, when I read the descriptions, the 3 was like reading a book about myself. Also, Taylor Swift is a 3. Bonus points.

Describe working at Of the Sea in three words.

Energetic, Challenging, Supportive.

Do you have a favorite book, newspaper or blog?

As far as a book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald will always be a top favorite. Lately I’ve been very into Brene Brown. I highly recommend her book Dare to Lead. It’s a great resource on dealing with conflict and vulnerability in an office environment. 

I also love the New Yorker and have a paper subscription (so old school of me). I love the articles, essays, and commentary. It inspires my writing. 

As far as blogs, I have a list that I follow. A few honorable mentions: The Everygirl, Who What Wear, Refinery29, The Golden Girl, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Love Taza. I used to follow WAY more, but I toned it down.

What’s the last show you binge watched?

The last show I seriously binge watched was Game of Thrones. I watched the whole series in maybe two months? Every fall, I binge watch Gilmore Girls. Don’t ask why.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I’m actually good at sports. A couple years ago, I played in a touch football league. No one believes me when I tell them. I also got into backpacking last year and have now clipped 4 peaks in the Adirondacks!