Designer as Publisher: Indie Magazines
with Ellen Lupton, Kara Haupt, Elana Schlenker, Ryan Essmaker
Ellen Lupton will moderate a discussion about the role of typography in independent magazines with three designers and publishers, Kara Haupt, Elana Schlenker and Ryan Essmaker.
About Ellen Lupton
Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.
About Kara Haupt
Kara Haupt is a designer and the founder of Babe Vibes, a collection of work by creative women. She works on web art for The New Yorker. Before TNY, she co-led content and social design for the Hillary Clinton campaign. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
About Elana Schlenker
Elana Schlenker is a graphic designer and publisher. Since 2011, she has served as the principal of Studio Elana Schlenker, an unspecialized design practice based in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn. Beyond commissioned work, Elana publishes Gratuitous Type, an occasional magazine of graphic design featuring interviews and projects from leading creatives, and runs Less Than 100, a traveling pop up shop dedicated to achieving gender wage parity. She has received the Art Directors Club Young Gun award and been named to Print Magazine’s annual 20 Under 30 New Visual Artist list. In 2016, Elana served as a Designer in Residence at the Facebook Analog Research Lab in Menlo Park, California. She is also a lecturer at the Image Text Ithaca low-residency MFA program at Ithaca College.
About Ryan Essmaker
Ryan is an NYC-based creative director, designer, and photographer. He is a designer at Fictive Kin and cofounder/Creative Director of The Great Discontent, a globally distributed print and online magazine featuring inspiring conversations with today’s artists, makers, and risk-takers. Launched as a digital-only magazine in 2011, TGD has grown to include film projects, events, a podcast, and print. Prior to Fictive Kin, Ryan served as Creative Director and Head of Product at Crush & Lovely, and ran his own design and development studio in Michigan.