About Us

Blueprint Magazine is an arts and literature magazine founded by students of Wilfrid Laurier University in 2002. Although we began as a creative outlet for students, our contributor base has grown to include emerging and established artists both within our community and across the globe.

We believe that our information-loaded, task-driven world needs a little more creativity. The theme we choose each issue asks our contributors to see the world in a new way, whether it’s through a brush, a pen, the lens of a camera or a character in a story.

To learn about our open submission process or our current callout please refer to our Contribute section.

Our Team

Rachel Panico

Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

Rachel is a double major in Honours English and Medievalism studies. She is starting Graduate school in the fall to pursue her Master’s degree in English literature. She started working with Blueprint last year as Literary Editor. She loves animals more than people.

Kiara Yllescas

Art Manager

Kiara Yllescas is a Communications and English student with a Spanish Minor. She is completing her fourth year and is looking forward to doing her Masters in Sustainability. Kiara is a regular contributor to Blueprint Magazine and her abstract art has been featured in the magazine since 2019. Aside from Art, she loves keeping an active and sustainable lifestyle. She finds much inspiration from the artistic community; particularly Ecole Nationale de Cirque which she will be attending in the fall to obtain her teacher training.

Ashley Di Perna

Literary Editor

Ashley Di Perna is going into her second year as a Communications major at Wilfrid Laurier. She has been published in the Halton Literary Teens Magazine and has won second place prize at the annual Write2Xpress contest. She is very excited about being a Literary Editor, as it allows her to aid other writers as well as continue to write herself. 

Mansi Jaswal

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Aaron Matharoo

Events Manager

From abstract paintings on canvas to functional technical drawings, Aaron enjoys art in all its forms. He is a third-year Environmental Studies student interested in sustainable infrastructure and design. Aaron hopes to plan launch party events for upcoming issues from Blueprint Magazine. 

 

Kyle Quilatan

Art Intern

Kyle Quilatan is a second-year English student and an Art and Photography Intern at Blueprint Magazine. He began contributing pieces to the magazine just this year and looks forward to continuing to do so. Kyle loves working with new styles and mediums and draws inspiration from many artists in the community and on social media. 

Abby Atchana

Art Intern

Abby Atchana is a Film Studies major. She is in her second year at Laurier and is aiming towards getting a Psychology minor. Abby works as an Arts and Photography Intern at Blueprint Magazine. Apart from that, she also enjoys analyzing film and all things art. After accomplishing graduating from Laurier, Abby is in hopes of going to the Vancouver Film School to further her degree. 

Emily Tong

Promotions Intern

As of 2020, Emily joined the team as a Promotions Intern. Aside from her interest in literature and the arts, she also enjoys playing in the dirt (otherwise known as gardening), and tickling the good ol’ ivories.

Sangeet Mutsuddi

Literary Intern

Sangeet is a film studies major currently on the production pathway. He first joined the team as an intern and has been excited to contribute to the legacy of Blueprint! Aside from that, he is borderline obsessed with analyzing film, as well as working on his own scripts and videos in his spare time.