About

The COMP Magazine is a nonprofit art, design & culture magazine produced by the Art & Design Department at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. This digital magazine is designed to introduce new art, culture and music through a critical dialogue and interviews with artists, musicians, and arts professionals. Our mission is to create an insightful and reflective archive devoted to maintaining an active dialogue in arts related activities in the Chicagoland region and beyond.
Meet the current creative team!
José Ortiz
Art Education Editor
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Interesting Fact: Can corral 30+ 7-year olds with a big smile on his face!
Yifan 'Klaus' Mao
Video Gaming Expert
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Interesting Fact: Holds a deep fascination for Final Fantasy!
Sarah Rupar
Graphic Design Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Able to beat all of them Hidetaka Miyazaki games.
Rachel Rivette
Studio Art Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Chicagoland’s true aficionado of 1980s metal music!
Leah Morrow
Graphic Design Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Enjoys sport & traveling to Hawaii with her family!
Kelly McElroy
Comic Book Analyst
About
Interesting Fact: Currently obsessed with Brian Azarello’s Wonder Woman run.
Autumn Lee
Music Editor
About
Interesting Fact: Obsessed with Metal Bands of the 1980s.
Abdul Abohmoud
Graphic Design Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Capable of sculpting larger than life mailboxes!
Ashley Kasher
Art Education Editor
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Interesting Fact: Capable of taming the wildest of 9 year olds!
Gloria Allen
Design & Photo Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Working upon a photobook focused on women of color.
Elias Martinez
Graphic Design Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Creating Designs while running the distance!
Abygail Padilla
Design & Photo Specialist
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Interesting Fact: Currently documenting aquatic activities in Jamaica!


Past Team Members
Board Of Directors
Honey Badger
Creative Director
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“Honey Badger Don’t Care”
Chester Alamo-Costello
Publisher
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Interesting Fact: Thinks he has X-Ray vision!
Paul Erschen
Fine Arts Director
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Interesting Fact: USF Professor by day, part-time rockstar by night.
Jennifer Moore
Gallery Director
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Interesting Fact: Teaches tableaux photography theory.