Ellie hails from a diverse background in linguistics, Italian language & culture studies and speciality food retail & buying. She approaches design research, social innovation and communication design with verve and excitement. She relishes an opportunity to design services that take into account not only the end users, but also those behind the scenes, in new and thoughtful ways.
Ellie is delighted to be a Co-chair of BarnRaise to help create new partnerships between the Chicago community and the design community. She also happens to have a strange fascination with airplane turbulence coupled with an intense fear of roller coasters—go figure!