Colleen Ellis is a Teaching Fellow at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the author/illustrator/designer of ABCing: Seeing the Alphabet Differently (Mark Batty 2010), a primer to seeing and understanding the visual world. She spent the 2010-2011 academic year teaching visual communication at Dar Alhekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Most of her research involves how different cultures see and navigate their public spaces. Before grad school, she spent seven years as a designer within Reebok International.