March 2014 Archives

Rich Morgan Named Art Director at Money

After 3 years as Deputy Art Director at Money magazine, Rich Morgan has just been promoted to Art Director. Prior to Money, Rich worked at various publications in both New York and London. 

Neil Jamieson joins ESPN as Creative Director, Digital Media

Former SPD President Neil Jamieson is set to join ESPN as Creative Director/Content, Digital Media. The former design Director of Money and Field & Stream will join ESPN VP John Korpics and his team in Bristol CT starting in April. 

Said Korpics in today's internal memo:

I'm  very excited to announce the hiring of Neil Jamieson as our new Creative Director/Content for ESPN Digital Media. Neil will work closely with Chad Millman in his new role as Editor of, to help define our content experiences in the redesign and other related digital products. 

Neil's primary responsibilities will be visually defining our editorial content in digital, including long form stories, event packages and sponsored content. Neil will also oversee branding, creative assignments, logos, visual systems, and information graphics in digital.

Tim Leong Starts at Entertainment Weekly

Tim Leong Starts at Entertainment Weekly

SPD Board member, Tim Leong has been named Design Director of Entertainment Weekly. Tim had been Design Director at Fortune after he returned from San Francisco where he was the Director of Digital Design for WIRED. Above is his first cover for EW. 

New DD at Billboard

Change happened quickly today at Billboard. After 3+ award-winning years at the music industry Bible, Andrew Horton announced on Facebook that he had been informed that today was his last at Billboard, calling it his "longest stretch at a publication yet, met some great people. Also Justin Bieber."

Later in the afternoon, on Twitter, Janice Min, Chief Creative Officer for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, announced that Rob Hewitt, former DD of Conde Nast Traveler was taking over as DD at Billboard.

The change comes after several moves at the two trade publications. Min was quoted as saying that the future of Billboard is in the visuals: "Music is one of the most powerful mediums around," she said. "Billboard, because of its charts and coverage, has the credibility and authority to access great stories and the people who are making news. It's the music industry after all -- we should be able to have some fun with that."

Working under former editor, Bill Werde, Horton recently debuted a complete cross platform redesign to the 118 year old brand. 

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