Elizabeth Herrmann and Ryan Shelley are researchers, designers, writers and teachers. They lecture at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Bowling Green State University. They collaborate under the name ras+e.

Launching from the graduate Graphic Design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, ras+e is a collaborative interdisciplinary design studio handling client and personal projects. Photographers, type designers, installation guerrillas, arts promoters, printmakers, culture critics, writers, activists, and professors; they teach design while slinging lo-fi messaging across the United States.