Elana is the principal of Studio Elana Schlenker, a design practice specializing in visual identities, printed matter, websites, and environmental graphics. In 2015, she received the Art Directors Club Young Gun Award and was named to the Center for Architecture’s Graphic Design shortlist. In 2013, Elana was selected for Print Magazine‘s annual New Visual Artist list, a distinction recognizing 20 of the world’s top creative talents under the age of 30. In 2018 and twice in 2016, her work was shortlisted for the prestigious Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Award. Elana 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. Prior to founding her eponymous design studio, Elana worked as an art director at Condé Nast and designer at Princeton Architectural Press. Since 2016, she has also served as a lecturer at the Image Text Ithaca low-residency MFA program at Ithaca College.
A New York native and School of Visual Arts alum, Mark 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. In 2008, he worked under world-renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and in 2010, with Paula Scher on Jon Stewart’s Earth The Book. That year, Mark’s Photo Booth Mask project gained viral attention with over 1.5 million image hits in the project’s 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.