ellipse is the latest collaboration between thirty-six senior Graphic Design and Photography students from the RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Lead by Lorrie Frear and Rachel Jerome Ferraro, ellipse is the first of the new series following the awarding winning Positive/Negative magazine.
With the social and technological landscape of our world altering every day, we chose to gear this magazine towards the future. As a team of young adults, we were excited to delve into topics that are relevant to our evolving society. We believe in the world and its promises of change and we believe that change is reliant upon our actions.
2016 - 2017
executive editor & professor
Throughout her teaching career, Lorrie has worked with and for many departments within CIAS, other colleges at RIT and other universities to create innovative and challenging collaborative experiences for students. In all of her courses, Lorrie emphasizes creativity, curiosity, conceptual and critical thinking skills, individual challenge growth and professionalism. Her interests in design and the visual arts are diverse and eclectic and include calligraphy, community involvement, design issues, contemporary lettering, packaging design and typography. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Lorrie serves on the Marketing Committee of Music is Art, a not-for-profit organization, is the Faculty Advisor to KEEP Rochester and the Hand Lettering Club. Prior to teaching at RIT, Lorrie was a designer in corporations, consultancies, design firms and an advertising agency. She has worked in Boston, San Francisco, Buffalo and Rochester. Lorrie currently creates personal greetings with her own company, Underwraps.
rachel jerome ferraro
executive editor & professor
Rachel teaches Advertising Photography in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her courses, with decades of experience in the Advertising and Editorial fields in New York City. Her professional projects include national and international campaigns with leading advertising agencies. Ferraro's editorial work has appeared in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Rolling Stone, People, Real Simple, and New York Magazine. Her work has garnered awards from Photo District News, Graphis, American Photo, and Communication Arts Annuals.
executive editor & teaching assistant
Emily Baker is a commercial and editorial photographer in New York City. Emily is a Rochester Institute of Technology graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Imaging and Photographic Arts and a major in Advertising Photography.
garrett chase & dennae makel
The art directors are the executives of the magazine and create the overall vision for the unique volume, coordinate staff meetings, critique photographer and designer work, lead fundraising, and keep the project on target and on schedule.
lauren mays & hanna tangeman
The design directors are responsible for the entire design of the magazine and creating a style guide that reflects the direction and tone it will take. It is their responsibility to ensure that all specifications are met and offer feedback on designers' work.
chris coe & fontaine rittelmann
The photo editors are responsible for supporting class members in photography direction, selection and editing to ensure consistent image quality throughout the magazine.
kiara mcdade, sol ji park &
The features editors work to establish a good balance and flow of articles and subjects throughout the magazine. It is their responsibility to determine the final sequencing of the magazine
crystal follansbee, catherine sharp &
The production team manage all final physical production of the magazine. Their primary focus is working with the Printing Applications Lab to ensure that all digital files are properly prepared before going to press. Additional concerns involve paper acquisition, communication with outside vendors, monitoring of file requirements, and production management.
michael burpoe & megan barrette
The copy editors work with all class members, the RIT Writing Commons and professional copy editor, Dayna Papleo to ensure that all written work is original, well executed and correctly cited according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
julie campbell, emma echols,
desmond french, kelsey howard,
aaron tran, dongni yang
social media engagement
The social media team are responsible for translating the print magazine into engaging forms for facebook and instagram promotion.
samuel kettell & rebecca tomasello
asst. art directors
jessica arevalo, yi chen,
eliza tehan & paula piedrahita
asst. design directors
yu jiang & laura randall
asst. photo editors
asst. photo and post production editor
david hampton, brittney maue,
rob rauchwerger & claudia schultz
asst. production team
adam antalek, abby horrmann &
asst. copy editors