Freund graduated with an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in 2011. He was an artist in residence before that at St. Petersburg Clay Company. After school, he was a Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks. In 2012, Ceramics Monthly named him an Emerging Artist. Freund’s work incorporates color, sketching, and repetition. He intuitively constructs from slip cast parts. The result is a single product that communicates preciousness, but is manipulated with a chaotic energy. Although he is essentially using prototypes and reproducible parts, he is creating decorative objects with personal, interior spaces.