Katherine Conaway is a freelance writer, consultant, and producer. She’s been a digital nomad since June 2014, working remotely while traveling full-time. She has visited more than 50 countries so far, across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Katherine is passionate about learning, art, culture, and stories.
Clients have included Bluffworks (travel clothing), BrewDog (craft brewery), Public Persona (branding + design studio), Lauren Hom (letterer + illustrator), The New York Times, Under Armour, AERIN Lauder, and more.
Before working in the creative industry, Katherine was a teacher at American schools in Morocco, Switzerland, and Bulgaria.
Katherine is the coauthor of The Digital Nomad Survival Guide and writes frequently about travel, remote work, and digital nomad programs like Remote Year. She is the host of the Modern Work podcast and has been interviewed about her lifestyle, travels, and working remotely.
Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Katherine moved to Massachusetts to study at Williams College, where she majored in Art History, minored in Mathematics, and rowed crew. She studied abroad in Siena, Italy.
After graduation, she moved abroad to teach at the Casablanca American School in Morocco for a year, followed by a summer at TASIS Switzerland, and a year teaching at the American College of Sofia in Bulgaria.
Katherine moved back to the USA in 2011 to Austin, Texas, before moving to New York for a job in production at HUSH, a digital design agency in DUMBO. In June 2014, Katherine quit her job in Brooklyn to travel. She ended up getting a freelance client and decided to keep going until... to be determined.
So far, Katherine has visited 50 countries (and counting) across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In 2016, she was a member of Remote Year's 2nd group, Battuta.
Learn more about Katherine's academic and professional experience...
A selection of Katherine’s work outside of work:
Modern Work – a podcast about the work we do & how we got there; features in-depth one-on-one interviews
Watercolors & cartoons – learning to paint, draw, and tell brief visual stories (often sharing on my instagram)
A Remote Year – essays about being in Remote Year’s second ever group (Feb 2016 - Jan 2017)
Currently working on a non-fiction book proposal about modern romantic relationships