This 22-Year-Old Built a Platform to Help College Creatives Land Jobs With Major Brands

As a student at Syracuse University, Kelsey Davis was already landing video gigs with companies like Coca-Cola, Land Rover and Conde Nast. She quickly realized how difficult it was to be a creative freelancer in a high-intensity, academic environment and succeed at both. That’s when she had the idea to start Cllctve, a digital platform and multimedia agency (private beta launching Q1 2020) that connects college creatives looking for paying jobs with major brands, both at a global and local level. On this episode, we talk about Kelsey’s days as a freelancer, the inspiration to build Cllctve and how Gen Z is shaping a new wave of content creation, even from often over-looked Middle America.