Young Guns 19 Jury

Elana Schlenker

YG13 | Creative Director & Graphic Designer

Studio Elana Schlenker & Out of Office

Pittsburgh + Brooklyn, United States

Elana is the principal of Studio Elana Schlenker, a medium agnostic design practice established in 2011, and co-founder (with Mark Pernice) of the cooperative creative studio Out of Office. She is the creator of Gratuitous Type, an occasional design magazine, and Less Than 100, a traveling pop-up shop for gender wage parity. Elana has been a Strange Foundation Fellow (2018) and Designer in Residence at the Facebook Analog Research Lab (2018). Since 2016, she has also lectured at the Image Text Ithaca low-residency MFA program at Ithaca College. She has received the Art Directors Club Young Gun Award, been named to Print Magazine‘s annual New Visual Artist list recognizing 20 of the world’s top creative talents under the age of 30 (she is now over 30), and was shortlisted for the prestigious Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Award in 2018 and twice in 2016.




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