Ellie was born and raised in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Her love affair with photography began at Columbia College when she was 14, where her work was featured in their Museum Of Contemporary Photography. She's now an internationally-recognized photographer, director and the founder of the world’s first collaborative photography app, Hippo. Her imaginative work has captured the attention of esteemed publications such as TIME, who named her one of the top photographers to follow in the United States. Ellie is currently an Art Director for Apple's #ShotoniPhone campaign.