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Matthew Bates named Director of Photography at Eddie Bauer

Matthew Bates has been named Director of Photography at Eddie Bauer.

After being connected with Backpacker for nearly 13 years and most recently serving as the Creative Director for AIM's Outdoor and Home Groups, Bates is currently the Director of Photography for Eddie Bauer in the Seattle area. 

Rami Moghadam named Art Director at ESPN The Magazine

Rami Moghadam has been named Art Director at ESPN The Magazine.

Moghadam joins ESPN from a post as Art Director at Condé Nast Traveler. Prior to Traveler, he held freelance positions at The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Brian Struble named Art Director at Bonnier Outdoor Group

Brian Struble has been named Art Director of the Bonnier Outdoor Group (which includes Outdoor Life and Field & Stream); 

Struble joins Bonnier from a post as Design Director at Boston Magazine. There, he oversaw the magazine's redesign and produced many impactful covers, including the "Shoe Cover" following the tragic Boston marathon bombing, which won the 2014 ASME for Cover of the Year.

Before Boston, Struble worked at Esquire and both the American and German editions of Vanity Fair after starting his career at American Vogue.

In this role, Struble will serve as primary Art Director for Outdoor Life and will also be involved in all of Bonnier Outdoor Group's brands and projects.
 He will report to Design Director Sean Johnston. 
Struble's first day at Bonnier will be July 6th.

(source: MPA)

Nicholas Blechman Named Creative Director of The New Yorker

Nicholas Blechman has been named The New Yorker's new creative director. Blechman comes to the magazine from The New York Times, where he has served as art director of the paper's Book Review since 2006. In a memo to staffers, The New Yorker's editor David Reminck said of Blechman, "For over two decades, Nicholas has been a smart and original contributor to the international design and illustration world."

Blechman succeeds Wyatt Mitchell, who departed the magazine for Apple.

(Source: Chris O'Shea, MediaBistro, Fishbowl NY June 15, 2015)

Pete Sucheski named Art Director of Men's Health

Pete Sucheski has been named Art Director of Men's Health. Pete was formerly Deputy Art Director of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines.

New hires, promotions at TIME

Design Director D.W. Pine has announced some new hires and promotions within the TIME magazine Art Department:

Carrie Gee recently started as a Senior Art Director. Carrie, who was most recently a Design Director at Adweek, spent two years as a typographer and marketing specialist at The Font Bureau.She was previously an art director at Fashion Boston, for the Boston Globe and a news designer at The Oregonian.

Allison Duda has been promoted to Associate Art Director. Allison has been at TIME since 2012, however she started as an art department intern several years earlier. In between, Allison worked at the Asbury Park Press and TimeOff NY, and freelanced at New York Magazine and People Style Watch. 

Chelsea Kardokus has been promoted to Assistant Art Director. Chelsea came to TIME in January 2013 after graduating from Ball State University. Chelsea previously worked at the Staten Island Advance, the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. 

Jennifer Prandato has recently started as a freelance iPad/iPhone/print designer. Jennifer was a design intern at The Boston Globe and worked as a graphics reporter for the Chicago Tribune during the 2012 and 2014 Olympic Games.


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