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Gai Bichler named Design Director of The New York Times Magazine

Gail Bichler announced today that she has been named Design Director of The New York Times Magazine. Bichler succeeds Rem Duplessis, who left earlier this year to join Apple as Creative Director. He replaced long-time Design Director Janet Froelich.

Todd Weinberger named Art Director at Men's Journal

Todd Weinberger
moves to Men's Journal, where he has been hired as Art Director. He was formerly the Creative Director at Inked magazine, as well as a Board member of SPD. Congrats, Todd!

Kirby Rodriguez named Creative Director of Redbook

Kirby Rodriguez has been named creative director at Redbook. He had been design director at O, The Oprah Magazine. (source: MediaBistro)

Peter Yates promoted at Hearst's International Group

Hearst Magazines International (HMI) named Peter Yates its new executive creative director of international branding. Peter, who has been HMI's creative director since 2009, is set to expand his role to include greater involvement with product licensing, brand extensions and the creative direction for all the company's many titles. (source: MIN online, article by Arti Patel)

Joe Zeff is new VP/Executive CD at ScrollMotion

SPD lifts a Bloody Mary for Joe Zeff, who is closing Joe Zeff Design and joining ScrollMotion as its Vice President/Executive Creative Director. A former SPD board member, Joe was Graphics Director of TIME magazine before opening Joe Zeff Design in 2000. His studio illustrated hundreds of magazine covers and launched digital editions of Fast Company, PC Magazine and National Geographic. Joe will manage creative teams in New York and San Diego for ScrollMotion, one of New York City's fastest-growing companies according to Crain's New York Business. Best of luck, Joe!

Marc Davila Arrives at Departures

Marc Davila has been named Art Director at Departures Magazine.  He had been Deputy Art Director at Food Network Magazine.

Rami Moghadam now AD at Condé Nast Traveler

Rami Moghadam is the new Art Director of Condé Nast Traveler. Before joining Traveler with new Design Director Matt Willey, he freelanced for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to these freelance positions, Rami was a Senior Designer at Pentagram working for Luke Hayman on a variety of magazine redesigns, including Adweek, Golf Digest, Tennis, and Vibe.

Bernard Scharf now CD of C Publishing
Bernard Scharf is now the Creative Director of C Publishing in Santa Monica, California. C publishes C California Style, C... ...More
Adam Bookbinder is the new DD at Saveur
Adam Bookbinder, former Creative Director of Departures, has joined Saveur magazine as the new Design Director.... ...More
Evan Campesi, new Design Director at Elle
Elle has named Evan Campisi its design director. Campisi joins the magazine from Nylon, where he served in the same... ...More
Melissa Geurts is new deputy DD at Good Housekeeping
Melissa Geurts has been named deputy design director at Good Housekeeping. She had been design director at Chatelaine. ... ...More
Justin Patrick Long, new Deputy Art Director at DETAILS
Justin Patrick Long has been brought in as Deputy Art Director at Details. He makes the move after two years with... ...More