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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.

Jill Armus named Creative Director at O, The Oprah Magazine


Jill Armus has been named Design Director at O, The Oprah Magazine. She previously held Design Director positions at Every Day with Rachael Ray and Prevention magazines.

Gretchen Smelter named Creative Director of Travel + Leisure


November 13-Travel + Leisure Editor Nathan Lump announced that Gretchen Smelter is named the brand's Creative Director, effective November 20. Smelter was most recently at Rodale's Women's Health where she was Creative Director. Prior to joining Rodale, she was the Design Director at House Beautiful and before that Group Creative Director of Edipresse Asia where she worked on a number of publications including Hong Kong Tatler. She has also served as Creative Director at Conde Nast's Brides and Art Director for Time Inc.'s Real Simple as well as Smart Money, among other roles.

Petra Kobayashi named art director at Redbook


Petra Kobayashi has been named art director at Redbook. She had been art director at Self.
(source: FishbowlNY)

Jason Sfetko named Deputy AD at The New York Times Magazine

Jason Sfetko has been named Deputy Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. He  joined the staff at the Sunday weekly in 2013 as a Designer. Previously, Jason was a designer at GQ.

Bruce Perez named Photo Director at Dr. Oz The Good Life


Bruce Perez
has been named photo director at Dr. Oz The Good Life. He had been photo director at Redbook. (FishbowlNY)
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