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Out of Office (OOO) is a collaborative design practice led by Elana Schlenker and Mark Pernice, based in New York and Pittsburgh. We’re specialists in creating unique visual experiences for a range of designed communication platforms.

Elana Schlenker


Through her multidisciplinary studio practice, Schlenker, creates visual identities, printed matter, websites, and environmental graphics. In 2015, she received the Art Directors Club Young Gun Award and was also named to the Center for Architecture’s Graphic Design shortlist. In 2013, Print Magazine selected Schlenker for its Annual New Visual Artist list, a distinction recognizing 20 of the world’s top creative talents under the age of 30. Schlenker is the founder of Gratuitous Type, a celebrated magazine of contemporary graphic design, as well as Less Than 100, a traveling pop-up shop for gender wage parity. Prior to founding Studio Elana Schlenker, Schlenker worked as an art director at Condé Nast and designer at Princeton Architectural Press. Since 2016, shehas also served as a lecturer at the Image Text Ithaca low- residency MFA program at Ithaca College.

Mark Pernice


A New York native and School of Visual Arts alum, Pernice advanced from early work in movie poster design to designing for a variety of clients and industries as a now-longtime art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Pernice spent part of 2008 working under world- renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher in 2010 working on Jon Stewart’s Earth The Book. In 2010 Pernice’s Photo Booth Mask project gained viral attention with over 1.5 million image hits in the projects first three months garnering press in Wired, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed and It’s Nice That, to name a few. Mark was recently awarded a 60th anniversary gold medal, The Society of Illustrator’s highest honor. His 2005 book design was shortlisted for the Anamorphis Prize for self published photo books and obtained by MoMA’s permanent library.

For interactive projects, we collaborate with the creative web development
studio Maria Adelaide.

What We Do
Art Direction, Logo & Identity System Design, Brand Positioning, Print Design, Book and Magazine Design, Advertising and Poster Design, Environmental Design, Packaging Design, Website and Digital Design and Development, UX Strategy, Social Media, Video and Motion.


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