Studio Elana Schlenker

“Hacking Finance” magazine

After developing an irreverent hfneon_hoveryidentity for Hacking Finance’s online editorial platform, we were tasked with creating a new print magazine. Responding to HF’s core position that “we are all money people,” we developed a publication that would engage new audiences, yet remain inviting to those already comfortable in the fintech sector. The result marries playful art direction and vivid patterns and color with clean typography executed across a reader-style format. The issue includes contributions by Ian Bogost, Khary Septh, Amy Brill and others, with stories about skateboarding and capitalism; intergalactic commerce; VC cult hero, Carlota Perez; and much more.

Creative direction and design with Mark Pernice for Out of Office
Editors: Leslie Campisi, Riki Shepley, Sarah J. Robbins
Contrib. Photographers: Ana Cuba, Pippa Drummond, Lucy Alex Mac, Maganga Mwagogo, Eric Ruby; Artists: Cynthia AlfonsoNeven Allgeier, Rebecca Bartoshesky, Erik Carter, Domitille Collardey, Langdon Graves, Max Guther, Ram Han, Alexander Harrison, Na Kim, Sean Suchara, Sucuk und Bratwurst, Frank Zadlo

Junior designers: Elisé Rigollet, Sean Suchara

Printed by Oftset Yapimevi


2018 Art direction Élise Rigollet Euclid Flex Feijoa Foil stamp Hacking Finance Magazine Mark Pernice Monarch Ofset Yapimevi Out of Office Sean Suchara


We visited the Stack Magazines podcast to chat about the issue!


Great feature on the project and our process over at It's Nice That! 💫💫💫


🏆 Wow! 🏆 Hacking Finance shortlisted at the 2019 Stack Awards for Launch of the Year, Art Director of the Year, Best Use of Illustration, and Best Original Non Fiction