Signatures Magazine is the Rochester Institute of Technology’s resident literary and art magazine. Established in the 1960′s as Symposium, the name was changed to “Signatures” in the mid-1980s. Each year, the staff decides on a theme and creates a magazine with innovative print or packaging schemes such as foil printing or die cuts which has earned them such accolades as the Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The magazine features literary, photographical, digital and traditional art by students.
Sam Abrams and Mark Price were the longest serving of the advisors, who also included, at one time or another, Robert G. Koch, Erik Timmerman, Norris Shea, Robert Golden, and, in 1985, the noted visiting poet Joel Oppenheimer.
The last several years have seen a growing technical sophistication in the production of RIT publications, as students take advantage of the revolution in digital print technologies. In recent years, Signatures magazine has been printed on campus, at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences’ Printing Applications Lab. It is housed in the English department and supported by the Institute Creative Arts Fund, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the B. Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences, and Student Government at RIT.
This new web magazine is intended to showcase student film, animation, drama, and music, in addition to the writing and visual art long featured in RIT publications. We’d like to thank Professor Dan Bogaard for making it possible, and Professor Patti Ambrogi for allowing us to showcase student videos from her “Media Café” collection.
Erika is a New Media Publishing student from El Paso, Texas and has the pleasure of being this years Editor in Chief . Erika is currently minoring in Public Relations & Advertising and Web Development & Design. Her work is her hobby as is watching movies, hula-hooping, and karaoke.
Trinh is an Assisting Editor for Signatures this year as well as head of the Design committee. She is a third year New Media Design and Imaging major, and currently minoring in Game Design and Development.
Joleen is an Assisting Editor and head of the Advertising and Events committee for the club. She is a 3rd year Advertising Photography major with a minor in Poetry. Joleen is from Florida and has been with Signatures for 2 years. She has no free time but can be found shooting in the studios or at work and really wishes the sun would shine more in Rochester
Dan is a 5th year Computer Engineering Technology Major from Sullivan County New York. He is the Web Manager for our submission site. Dan enjoys programming,photography, cooking, writing poetry and Capoeira. This is Dan’s third year on signatures.
Claudia is a fourth year Advertising Photography major from the outskirts of Philadelphia, PA. She is currently the Production Manager for the magazine. Claudia recently interned in the art department for Philadelphia Magazine. She currently works at the Student Life Center on campus. She enjoys watching the Phillies with her boyfriend and running amuck with her friends (when she’s not learning ASL and doing homework).
Mike is a 4th year Information Technology major with concentrations in Web Development and Database Technology, and is from a small coastal town in Maine. This is Mike’s first year on signatures and he is the Web Manager for our main site. He enjoys soccer, tennis, web development, new technologies, problem solving and scuba diving.