The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the
written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who
publish and exhibit their work in national and international
contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and
traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically
Elana Schlenker is an art director and graphic
designer. Through her independent studio practice she creates
visual identities, books and publications, interactive projects,
and environmental graphics.
Elana has received the Art Directors Club Young Gun
award (2015) and been named to Print magazine’s annual New
Visual Artist list (2013), a distinction recognizing the top twenty
creative talents under age thirty. She was also selected for the
Center for Architecture’s Graphic Design Shortlist (2015).
Prior to the establishment of her studio practice, Elana worked as
an art director at Condé Nastand senior designer at
Princeton Architectural Press.
Elana publishes Gratuitous Type, an occasional
pamphlet of typographic smut, and is the creator of Less Than 100,
a traveling pop up shop for gender wage parity. Elana serves on the
Board of Directors of the Silver Eye Center for Photography.