Angela Lorenzo is a graphic designer, currently based in Providence, RI. She has an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in politics from Bates College.

Drew Litowitz  is a graphic designer, writer, and illustrator working at the intersection of branding, music and media. He creates images, develops identities, tells stories, and designs and organizes events and exhibitions. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He truly loves collaborating with people who make him laugh and smile.

Lauren Traugott-Campbell is a graphic designer and artist working in exhibition and print design in New York City. Her work investigates the materiality of digital systems and the labor involved in making them run. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina.

Sarah Mohammadi  is a multidisciplinary designer based in New York. Her skills range from brand development to publication, exhibition, web, and motion design. Sarah holds an MFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Maine College of Art. As an Iranian-American, her personal work investigates cross-cultural dialogues as she tries to create an interwoven connection between her two worlds.

Advisory Board

Bryn Smith

Civilization Civilization is a design practice that builds identity systems, digital experiences, printed materials, environmental graphics and exhibitions that are engaging, empathetic, sustainable and create meaningful connections. They work on a variety of projects for public, private and non–profit clients that share our commitment to creating positive change and promoting greater insights about our world.

Their practice is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in honor of “excellence, innovation, and enhancement on the quality of daily life.” Their work is recognized internationally and is included in the permanent collection of SFMOMA and the Milton Glaser Design Archives at SVA, has won numerous awards including a Webby Award for Best Activist Website, and is regularly featured in print publications as well as most major global media outlets such as The Guardian, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and NPR.

Clement Valla
is a New York based artist whose work considers the way computer vision systems apprehend the world, and the way in which automated image production entangles people and things in increasingly complex ways. He has had recent solo exhibitions at XPO Gallery in Paris and Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn. His work was included in the “Paddles On!” auction at Phillips, organized by Lindsay Howard. His work has also been exhibited at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Thommassen Galleri, Gothenburg; Bitforms Gallery, New York; Mulherin + Pollard Projects, New York; DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati; 319 Scholes, New York; and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee. His work has been cited in The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, El Pais, Huffington Post, Rhizome, Domus, Wired, The Brooklyn Rail, Liberation, and on BBC television. Valla received a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media. He is currently an assistant professor at RISD.

Draw Down Books is an independent publisher located in the northeastern corner of the United States. Created in 2012, Draw Down publishes small books about graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, art, and architecture.

Elana Schlenker Elana Schlenker is an art director, graphic designer, and principal of Studio Elana Schlenker, which she established in 2011. With designer/illustrator Mark Pernice, she also takes on select projects through their collaborative design studio Out of Office, launched in 2018. She is the founder of Gratuitous Type, a magazine of contemporary graphic design, and Less Than 100, a traveling pop-up shop for gender wage parity. Since 2016, she has served as a lecturer at the Image Text Ithaca low-residency MFA program at Ithaca College. She is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Federico Pérez Villoro
is an artist and researcher living between Mexico City and New York. Through texts, performances, and digital artifacts, Federico explores the materiality of language and the impact of technology in socio-political behavior. His work has been exhibited internationally and recognized by institutions including Printed Matter, FONCA, and the Walker Art Center. Federico has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and California College of the Arts. He has lectured and acted as a visiting critic at schools such as CalArts, The New School, and Hongik University. In addition, Federico has advanced a number of experimental educational initiatives. He recently founded Materia Abierta, an independent summer program on theory, art, and technology in Mexico City. Previously, Federico developed Second Thoughts, a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions on contemporary design at Fundación Alumnos and Museo Tamayo. Alongside Roxana Fabius, he is the co-founder of (human) learning, an itinerant study group that has been hosted at P! in New York City, Art Center/South Florida in Miami, Florida, and ZONAMACO in Mexico City. In 2013, he received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

James Goggin

Jen Liese

Keetra Dean Dixon

Megan Feehan

Luiza Dale
is an independent graphic designer based in New York. She is an editor and designer of CLOG and current MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art.

Paul Soulellis
is an artist and educator based in Providence, RI. His practice includes teaching, writing, and experimental publishing, with a focus on queer methodologies and network culture. He is faculty at RISD and a contributing editor at Rhizome.