Ellie was born and raised in Chicago. Her love affair with photography began at Columbia College when she was 14, where her work was featured in their Museum Of Contemporary Photography. When she became disenchanted with college for music performance, she dropped out to pursue photography full-time. She's now an internationally-recognized photographer, creator, and founder of the world’s first collaborative photography app, Hippo. She's also an Art Director for Apple's #ShotoniPhone campaign. Her compelling and imaginative work has captured the attention of esteemed publications such as WIRED, Instagram and TIME.