Kosteski & Co is Brooklyn-based special projects consultancy. Going far beyond the Lauren Kosteski "one-woman design and strategy show," our goal is to take the concept of freelance expertise and collaborative consulting to the next level. We've expanded our creative and strategic service offering into Branding and Design, Social Media Strategy, Primary Research and Content Development. Kosteski & Co. helps companies build a suite of Brand Management tools for doing good business on a local and national scale.
Lauren has spent the last 10 years making people pay attention as a brand strategist, researcher, creative director and graphic designer. She specializes in uncovering brand stories and consumer insights with a combination of MBA-rigor and theatrical-creativity. Before advertising, Lauren worked as a self-taught graphic designer and theater marketer for regional and off-Broadway productions. After earning a Masters in Brand Management at the VCU Brandcenter, she spent time at Droga5, Arnold, Momentum, GroupM, Milk Studios, and JWALK. Lauren has also been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, co-teaching a course on Brand/Communication Strategy for their Masters in Branding program.
VIRGINIA COMMONWEATH UNVERSITY
M.S., Brand Management, 2010
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY
B.A., Arts Administration, 2005
• Straight Up (Women in Advertising)
• Brand Strategy, Communications, Social Media Strategy
• Identity Design
• Business Strategy & Brand Managment
STRATEGY & RESEARCH, PARTNER
Kyle has spent the last 13 years managing skilled teams at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, Art Basel, and NYC's premiere brownstone restoration expert Robert Taffera. He's also an experimental comedian, filmmaker, and the Founder/MC of the best Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament at Duck Duck Bar. Rucker holds half a Film degree from New York University and has been a resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1997 (before the condos and $20 cocktails).
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
• Taffera Fine Building
Awards & Recogitions
• SPB, Hardest Repper, 2004, 2007, 2015