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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.


Laura Baer named Creative Director at New Jersey Monthly

Laura Baer has been named Creative Director for the New Jersey Monthly brand. She has been Art Director since 2013. As CD, she will oversee a redesign and contribute to all NJM-branded media. Laura was most recently Creative Director at Studio LB, consulting Art Director at Good Housekeeping, and Art Director at Prevention.

Michael Lawton named Creative Director at Fortune

Fortune has hired Michael Lawton as its new creative director. Lawton most recently served as Popular Mechanics' design director.
During his time at Hearst Magazines, Lawton oversaw the company's first iPad magazine app. He revamped PopMech in 2012 and 2013 and garnered silver and gold medals, respectively, from the Society of Publication Designers.
According to a memo from Fortune's editor Alan Murray, Lawton will be tasked with redesigning the magazine. "Michael is an extremely talented and accomplished designer, and I'm delighted he'll be joining the Fortune team Feb. 9," wrote Murray.

source: FishBowlNY By Chris O'Shea Jan. 21, 2015 

Criswell Lappin and Lisa Lytton join ScrollMotion

ScrollMotion has added two familiar faces, hiring Criswell Lappin and Lisa Lytton as Creative Directors at the New York City-based software company.

Criswell is a former board member of the Society of Publication Designers. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Criswell has been Creative Director of Metropolis magazine and Institute of Play, and Design Director of Fahrenheit 212, an innovation consultancy that develops new products and brands for Fortune 500 companies. He currently teaches in the MFA IXD program at the School of Visual Arts. He will be based in New York, and primarily focused on new business.

Lisa is the former Director of Digital Editions and Storytelling at National Geographic, where she led the editorial strategy on the award-winning iPhone and iPad apps of the Magazine. While there, she was involved in the product development of the online NGM edition as well as NG News. Previously, Lytton founded Lightbox Press, a publisher of award-winning interactive apps, and was a book packager for Paraculture Books. She will be based in La Jolla, California, primarily focused on product development.

They'll be working with another former SPD board member -- Joe Zeff, VP/Executive Creative Director, formerly of Joe Zeff Design, TIME magazine and The New York Times.
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