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.

 
 

staff

2016 - 2017

 
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lorrie frear
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.

 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
emily ashton baker

emily baker
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.

 

 
 
 
 
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garrett chase & dennae makel
art directors

 

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
design directors

 

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.

lauren mays

lauren mays

hanna tangeman

hanna tangeman

 
 
 
chris coe

chris coe

fontaine rittelmann

fontaine rittelmann


chris coe & fontaine rittelmann
photo editors

 

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 &
kimberly stager

feature editors

 

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

kiara mcdade

kiara mcdade

sol ji park

sol ji park

kim stager

kim stager

 
 
 
crystal follansbee

crystal follansbee

catherine sharp

catherine sharp

colin turner

colin turner


crystal follansbee, catherine sharp &
colin turner

production team

 

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
copy editors

 

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.

michael burpoe

michael burpoe

megan barrette

megan barrette

 
 
 
julie campbell

julie campbell

desmond french

desmond french

aaron tran

aaron tran

emma echols

emma echols

kelsey howard

kelsey howard

dongni yang

dongni yang


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

 

 

samuel kettell

samuel kettell

rebecca tomasello

rebecca tomasello

 
 
 
jessica arevalo

jessica arevalo

eliza tehan

eliza tehan

yi chen

yi chen

paula piedrahita


jessica arevalo, yi chen,
eliza tehan &
 paula piedrahita
asst. design directors

 

 
 
 

yu jiang & laura randall
asst. photo editors

 

 

william kelly
asst. photo and post production editor

 

yu jiang

yu jiang

william kelly

william kelly

laura randall

laura randall

 
 
 
david hampton

david hampton

brittney maue

brittney maue

rob rauchwerger

rob rauchwerger

claudia schultz

claudia schultz


david hampton, brittney maue,
rob rauchwerger & claudia schultz

asst. production team

 

 
 
 

adam antalek, abby horrmann & 
julia prisaznuk

asst. copy editors

 

adam antalek

adam antalek

julia prisaznuk

julia prisaznuk

abby horrmann

abby horrmann