Meet the team behind CCM!

While the beating heart of Cicada is our creative community, we want you to know who looks over the editorial process, from selecting our themes to curating each publication.

Jay Serrano

Editorial Director, Web Developer

Multimedia artist & prototypical Pisces. Recommend me a horror game!

Allyson (Alex) Lee

Creative Director

Illustrator and neighborhood plague doctor enthusiast. I collect little clowns and I think you should too!

Aimee Kuiper

Creative Team Member

Maximalist illustrator and author who might be running late because she got distracted by a neat little bird.

Christopher Capri

Writing Editor

Poet and fiber artist, bibliophile, full time MFA student, procrastinator. The rest can wait.

Denise Zubizarreta

Creative Team Member

Denise “The Vamp DeVille” Zubizarreta is a multi-hyphenate creative focused on interdisciplinary art making, journalism, scholarship and research. Her articles have been published with Hyperallergic and Southwest Contemporary magazine.

Lydia Nightingale

Creative Team Member

Actor, playwright, public historian, and proud cat lady. Was once nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a film by the Milan International Film Festival. Lover of lush prose, historical subjects, and snappy dialogue. Currently working on a queer romance sci-fi novel about two men in 1959 NYC.