Who's behind this, anyway?
Ilana manaster, co-founder
A novelist and essayist, Ilana has also spent the last decade writing brand and marketing copy for corporations. Clients include multi-national engineering firms, mobile companies, insurance, real estate, food and restaurant groups and utility companies. Ilana has created a range of copy, but her specific expertise is in the creation and implementation of brand voice, a manner of speaking that expresses the character of each organization. Her desire to use her expertise to help Democrats stymie the current administration started a conversation that led to the founding of Prolog on November 9, 2016.
Author of Doreen, a YA Novel published by Running Press Kids in 2016, her essays have been published in Cosmopolitan, Real Simple Magazine, Blunderbuss and elsewhere. She has also taught writing at Columbia University in New York and Yeshiva University.
Julie demler honness, co-founder
A creative director, artist, graphic designer and photographer, Julie’s career path over the last 15 years has led from fine art to graphic design, to marketing strategy, to interior design, and back again.
As a creative director, Julie has provided leadership for integrated teams specializing in creative, technical and strategic roles in a wide array of creative and marketing solutions for a variety of clients ranging from large, Fortune 100 brands to small and non-profit advocacy organizations. Julie’s extensive marketing experience covers a broad range of digital and traditional media.
As a graphic designer and creative strategist, Julie’s primary passion is brand development, and she enjoys building something from the ground up.
Newly re-engaged in the political sphere, Julie has activism is in her blood. As a youth she attended peaceful protests and rallies with her parents, who were active in movements related to nuclear disarmament, environmental concerns, and social justice.
LIZZIE REINHARD, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Lizzie Reinhard is a fiction writer, social media addict, and sudden activist. She's worked at various online magazines, including PureWow, and does freelance copywriting and editing.