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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!
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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 For Men, C Weddings and C HOME. Previously he served as Creative Director of BSCD, Travel + Leisure, and Departures magazines.

Adam Bookbinder is the new DD at Saveur

Adam Bookbinder, former Creative Director of Departures, has joined Saveur magazine as the new Design Director.

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 role since 2012. He previously served as Entertainment Weekly's associate art director. Campisi is filling the role vacated by Paul Ritter, who left Elle last year to join Glamour. 
Campisi begins his new role July 23 and will report to Alex Gonzalez, Elle's creative director. (courtesy FishbowlNY, by Chris O'Shea)

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. 

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 Men's Health, where he served as Deputy Art Director.

Rob Hewitt, New Design Director at Popular Mechanics

Rob Hewitt has been named design director at Popular Mechanics. He had been contributing design director at Billboard. 

Gretchen Smelter Named Creative Director of Women's Health

Gretchen Smelter has been named creative director of Women's Health. Smelter comes to the magazine from House Beautiful, where she has served as design director since 2012. Previously she has served as Brides' creative director and has also held design roles at Real Simple, Fast Company, and Martha Stewart Living. She starts June 12.

Robert Vargas Named Bloomberg Businessweek's New Creative Director

Robert Vargas has been named Bloomberg Businessweek's new creative director. Vargas has been art director at Businessweek since 2010. Before joining Businessweek, Vargas served as Blender's art director, New York's associate art director and Details' assistant art director.
Vargas is succeeding Richard Turley, who left Businessweek to join MTV.

Todd Weinberger Leaves Inked Magazine

Todd Weinberger has left his position as Creative Director of Inked Magazine, a position he has held since 2007.

Andrea Dunham Promoted to Creative Director of People

Andrea Dunham has been promoted to creative director of People. Dunham has been with the magazine since 2010, serving as design director. Prior to joining People, Dunham was Women's Health's creative director for five years. She previously held roles at Inc. and New York. Dunham's appointment is effective immediately. 

(source: MediaBistro)

Kier Novesky, New Deputy Design Director at Entertainment Weekly

Kier Novesky has been named the new deputy design director at Entertainment Weekly.  Novesky comes to EW from ESPN the Magazine.

David Schlow, New Creative Director at Men's Journal.

David Schlow has been named the new creative director of Men's Journal.  Schlow comes to the Magazine from Entertainment Weekly.

Maxim Overhauls Creative Team

In an effort to refresh the Maxim brand, the publication has recently invested in a new creative team. Paul Martinez has re-joined Maxim as brand-wide Creative Director after a second stint at Men's Journal. He has recently brought on two new Design Directors to help lead their efforts in print and digital. Matthew Lenning has joined as Maxim's new Design Director. Lenning is joining Maxim after a run consulting for Sotheby's, Conde Nast, and Flipboard. Andrea Nasca is leaving The Huffington Post where she has served as Design Director for their iPad magazine Huffington. Nasca will join Maxim as their Digital Design Director. We're looking forward to what this new team serves up.

Justin Patrick Long, new Deputy Art Director at Men's Health

After 2 years as Assistant Art Director at Men's Health, Justin Patrick Long has been promoted to Deputy Art Director under Creative Director Tom O'Quinn and Senior Art Director Michael Schnaidt. Prior to MH, Justin worked as a full-time freelance designer at Popular Mechanics working on both print and tablet.

Michael Schnaidt, new Senior Art Director at Men's Health

Michael has been promoted to the #2 spot, overseeing features and FOB under Creative Director Tom O'Quinn. Prior to this Michael was Deputy AD at Esquire

New Digital Role for Josh Klenert

Former SPD President, Josh Klenert is leaving his post as Vice President, Design & UX for The Huffington Post to take on a new role with JPMorgan Chase in San Francisco.

In his new role as Executive Director in the Digital Customer Experience team, he will be helping design their next generation digital banking experience. FOLIO reports that "He will report to Tim Parsey, senior vice president of the group, and together they will lead a growing team that's tasked to bolster the brand's digital strategy."

Prior to HuffPost, Klenert was a part of the team that launched iHeartRadio for Clear Channel and relaunched Billboard from a traditional trade newspaper into a modern magazine. 

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 ESPN.com, 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. 



Jeremy LaCroix Leading Design for Magazine Platform Issuu

Tech Crunch is reporting that Jeremy LaCroix has been named Vice President of Product Design and User Experience for magazine publishing platform Issuu. Most recently LaCroix served as Head of Design, UX, and Product for AOL Mobile where he launched new mobile apps for Engaget and Daily Finance. ISSUE sees 5 billion page views across 15 million magazine, catalogs, and newspapers each month. LaCroix we be splitting his time between Copenhagen and Palo Alto.

Matthew Leifheit, New Photo Editor at VICE

Independent photographer, curator, and publisher Matthew Leifheit has been named Photo Editor at VICE magazine. In addition to contributing articles to Camera Club of New York and TIME Magazine's Lightbox blog, Leifheit self-publishes Matte Magazine, a platform for established and emerging artists that has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art library in New York.

Laura Baer Named Art Director of New Jersey Monthly

Laura Baer has been named Art Director of New Jersey Monthly. Laura had been Consulting Art Director at Good Housekeeping and other publications and non-profit clients for the past several years. Prior to that she served as the Art Director of Prevention magazine, CIO Insight, PC Magazine, and Senior Art Director of Business Week. 

Arem Duplessis Making Move to Apple's Marketing Team

Longtime New York Times Magazine Design Director Arem Duplessis is leaving the publication to take a position with Apple's internal marketing team as first reported by MediabistroDuplessis answered a few questions for Mediabistro but did not address what his exact role at Apple will be:

"I've been at The New York Times Magazine for almost ten years. I have worked with some of the smartest people on the planet and it's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel very fortunate to have been able to experience such a great gig. With that said, it's time for a new chapter and a new challenge."

Prior to joining The New York Times Magazine in 2004 Duplessis had spent time as Design Director at Spin and GQ magazines. 

Randy Minor Named Design Director of Elle

Randy Minor has been named Design Director of ELLE, it was announced on December 19th by ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers. Minor, who was Art Director at New York magazine since 2006, assumes his new role on December 30.

"Randy's keen eye for design and distinctive sensibility perfectly reflect the ELLE aesthetic," said Myers. "His innovative approach to visual storytelling is exactly what we were looking for and I'm thrilled to welcome him to the team."

Patty Alvarez, New Design Director at Money

The word "interim" has been removed from Patty Alvarez's title as she officially is named Design Director at Money magazine. Patty started her career at The Globe in Boston, and then spent 9 years at Newsweek followed by numerous freelance projects before starting at Money as Art Director at the end of 2011. 

Gary Stewart, New Deputy Design Director at People

Gary Stewart has been promoted from his post as Art Director, Tablets where he worked for 2 years, to co-Deputy Design Director on the print side of People Magazine. He shares the position with Dean Markadakis. Gary was Creative Director of Tennis for ten years, and prior to that, did stints at House & Garden, New Woman and D Magazine. He begins his post at People September 30.

Billy Sorrentino, WIRED's New Deputy Creative Director


Billy Sorrentino
is leaving as a Design Director in Condé Nast's Editorial Development Group (EDG) to join WIRED as the new Deputy Creative Director.  He worked at EDG for over two years and formerly was the Art Director at WWE, Blender, and Maxim.

Tim Leong, New Design Director at Fortune


Tim Leong, former Director of Digital Design at WIRED, is joining Fortune as the new Design Director. While at WIRED he worked on features and oversaw the design and interactives of the digital editions. Leong was previously the Design Director at Complex and is the author of Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe.

David Schlow, New Deputy DD at Entertainment Weekly



People
Deputy Design Director David Schlow is leaving the newstand juggernaut for Entertainment Weekly. Schlow, an 8 year veteran of People, and formerly of Premiere takes over as Deputy Design Director of EW which is part of Time Inc's Style and Entertainment group, (the group also includes People, InStyle and Essence). 

Ryan Mesina is Photo Editor at Wall Street Journal

After four years at Money Magazine, Photo Editor Ryan Mesina moves to The Wall Street Journal.  He will be working on the Off Duty Weekend Section.
Neil Jamieson joins Joe Zeff Design as Creative Director

Neil Jamieson joins Joe Zeff Design as Creative Director

Former SPD president Neil Jamieson joins Joe Zeff and his team at Joe Zeff Design as the studio's creative director. Jamieson was design director of Money Magazine where his tablet edition received app of the year nominations in 2013 from both SPD and ASME. Previously Jamieson was Deputy Design Director at People, art director of Field & Stream and deputy AD at Sports Illustrated. Read the full release here

Kristie Bailey New Associate Art Director at Popular Mechanics

Michael Lawton (DD) announces that Kristie Bailey has been hired as Associate Art Director at Popular Mechanics. She was previously employed as a designer at O, the Oprah Magazine, and was recently recognized by SPD for her work on Howler Magazine.

Robert Parsons Launches Seven Elm

Robert Parsons has launched Seven Elm, a full-service creative agency specializing in content creation and offering brand strategy, design and editorial direction, marketing and PR, and technology and development to lifestyle and consumer brands. Seven Elm marks the extension and expansion of work he was doing through Robert Parsons Design, a boutique studio offering branding and identity, packaging, and design for lifestyle brands and such consumer magazines, including Northshore, Ocean Home, and, for nearly a decade, Boston Magazine. His work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the City and Regional Magazine Association, Communication Arts, I.D., How Magazine, Photo District News, Print, the Society of Illustrators, American Photography, and American Illustration. www.sevenelm.com

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Emily Kehe: Creative Director, People Stylewatch

Emily Kehe takes over the reins at People magazine's hugely successful spin off Stylewatch. Emily was formerly Design Director at Fortune where she played an instrumental role in their award-winning redesign. Emily has also worked at the Boston Globe (where she was assistant art director of the magazine), Miami Herald and more

Roger Black to Lead Design for Edipress in Hong Kong

Roger Black is returning to the inside of a publishing company for the first time since he left Newsweek in 1987. Black posted on his blog: … MORE

Edward Leida Leaves Town & Country

According to FishbowlNY, Edward Leida is leaving Town & Country, after serving as its design director for the past two years. WWD reports that the award-winning Leida -- who overhauled T&C, along with W, Jane and Details -- doesn't have any plans for what's next.

Leida was the design director at W for 25 years. During his time there W was nominated by for a National Magazine Award for Excellence in Design four times. It was also nominated for the SPD's Magazine of the Year in 2007.

A T&C spokesperson told WWD that Leida played a "valuable and important role" and that staffers "wish him the very best."

Fast Company News

Congratulations to the following promotions and additions at Fast Company!

Ted Keller has been promoted from Art Director to Design Director.
Sarah Fillippi has been promoted from Deputy Photo Editor to Photo Editor.
Julia Knetzer has joined as Associate Art Director.
Carly Migliori has joined as Editorial Production Manager.

Jeanne Clayton: New Photography Director at Southern Living

Congrats to Jeanne Clayton who has been promoted to Photography Director at Southern Living. Formerly, Jeanne was the Photo Editor

Sarah Garcea promoted to AD at Inc. Magazine

Sarah Garcea is now the Art Director at Inc. Magazine.  Formerly, Sarah was the Deputy Art Director.

Andrea Nasca named DD at Huffington magazine


Huffington
, the weekly digital magazine from The Huffington Post, has upped Andrea Nasca from Art Director to Design Director. Andrea has been with Huffington since April and reports to Creative Director Josh Klenert.

Brandon Kavulla named Fortune Creative Director

Fortune has named Brandon Kavulla its creative director.
 
Kavulla most recently served as Wired US' Creative Director in San Francisco where he over saw a multi platform redesign. Kavulla came to Wired by way of Men's Health and Best Lifehe as also worked at Vibe and Spin. Says Fortune Managing Editor Andy Serwer "I am delighted to announce that Brandon Kavulla will be joining Fortune as our new creative director, Brandon is an award-winning, veteran CD who will be an incredibly valuable addition to our team."

See Serwers full note after the jump...
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Anton Ioukhnovets named Art Director at Bloomberg Pursuits

Bloomberg Pursuits, the spinoff from Bloomberg Markets, has added Anton Ioukhnovets to its crew as art director.
Ioukhnovets was most recently with Lotus as its art director. He also spent seven years as GQ's art director. Ioukhnovets will report to Markets' creative director, Siung Tjia.

Devin Pedzwater, New CD at Italian Vanity Fair



Devin Pedzwater has been named the Creative Director of Italian Vanity Fair.  Formerly, Devin was the Brand Creative Director of SPIN Magazine.

Alese Pickering and Chris Skiles join Houstonian

Alese Pickering has been hired as the new Deputy Art Director for the new Houstonian magazine. She was previously the Associate Art Director at 5280 magazine in Denver. 

Additionally, Chris Skiles just started as the Design Director. He was previously the Associate Art Director at Seattle Met magazine. 

Houstonian is a new city/regional publication that will be launching in Houston, Texas early 2013. 

Scott Dadich Returns to Wired--As Editor in Chief

Scott Dadich has been named editor in chief of Wired, Condé Nast announced today.

Dadich, who is replacing Chris Anderson, comes from the corporate side at Condé--most recently as VP, editorial platforms and design since 2010. Dadich was the CD of Wired from 2006-2010.

Wilbert Gutierrez is the D/D of new AMI Product Design Department

Wilbert Gutierrez has been named Design Director for the newly created Product Design department of American Media (AMI). He will be working with the digital team to bring all AMI products to the forefront of the competition, first will redesign all the company's websites, then will move to bring the products to tablet/mobile editions.

Previously, he was running his own studio, GutzyStudio, after serving as Creative Director for Hollywoodlife.com

Chris Hercik, Expanded Role as CD of Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated Creative Director Christopher Hercik will take on creative oversight for all Sports Illustrated web and digital products, it was announced by Time Inc Sports Group Editorial Director Paul Fichtenbaum.  Hercik, who had overseen the creative direction for all SI print and tablet products will expand his portfolio to include all consumer products and brand platforms.

"Chris is the ideal modern-day Creative Director--he's comfortable and intuitive working across all platforms, who brings a gifted and innovative approach to design," said Fichtenbaum

Ian Robinson, New CD at Ebony Magazine


Ian Robinson has been appointed as the new Creative Director of Ebony Magazine. Formerly, Ian was the Design Director of SPIN Magazine and the Creative Director of Stuff Magazine.

Kirby Rodriguez Resurfaces at Hearst's O

In search of yet another new look, O: The Oprah Magazine has hired Kirby Rodriguez, former DD at Conde Nast's Cookie, as its new DD, replacing (Robert) Priest + Grace (Lee).

Since March 2010, Rodriguez has been Associate CD of photography at the retail chain Talbots. Before that he was DD of Cookie, which was nominated for two ASME General Excellence Awards and two SPD Magazine of the Year Awards.

Julia Moburg, New AD at Travel + Leisure


Julia Moburg has been appointed the new Art Director of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Before joining T+L, she freelanced at TIMEThe New York Times Magazine and Food + Wine.

Dirk Barnett Leaving Newsweek

SPD has learned that CD Dirk Barnett will leave Tina Brown and the Newsweek/Daily Beast Company to head up a redesign at The New Republic. According to sources, current AD Lindsay Ballant will be the new CD at Newsweek.

Robert Newman Out at Reader's Digest

Robert Newman posted an announcement on his Facebook page that he was leaving Reader's Digest and being replaced by Dean Abatemarco.

Benjamen Purvis, new DD at Runner's World

Benjamen Purvis, former Creative Director of Men's Journal, is the new Design Director at Runner's World, taking over for Kory Kennedy who is now Design Director at EW

Josh Klenert Promoted to Head of UX & Design for The Huffington Post

Outgoing SPD President, Josh Klenert, has been promoted to Head of UX & Design for The Huffington Post, overseeing the brand on all platforms including web, mobile and its new weekly magazine for iPad, Huffington

Paul Martinez Returns to Men's Journal

According to sources, Paul Martinez has returned for a second stint as CD at Men's Journal. Martinez had left the Wenner Media magazine to become CD at Maxim a little over a year ago. He was replaced at the time by Benjamen Purvis, who was unexpectedly let go by Wenner last week.

Dan Revitte, New CD at MensHealth.com and WomensHealth.com


Dan Revitte has been promoted to Creative Director for MensHealth.com and WomensHealth.com. He replaces Eric Goeres who left to join Hearst Digital.  Revitte was managing Art Director at Newsweek.

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Kory Kennedy, New DD at Entertainment Weekly

EW has just announced that Kory Kennedy, the former DD at Runner's World and Spin, has been hired as the magazine's new DD. He replaces Amid Capeci, who passed away last month.


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Emily Oberman Named Pentagram Partner

Emily Oberman, a partner in the design firm Number 17, has been named a partner at mega-design firm Pentagram in New York. Known for her work on the Saturday Night Live graphics, Oberman, along with partner Bonnie Siegler, has also been behind the design of Benetton's Colors magazine, Lucky, and Newsweek.


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Patty Alvarez, New AD at Money Magazine

Patty Alvarez has been appointed the new Art Director at Money Magazine. Since leaving her post as art director of Newsweek in 2009, Patty has worked for Cooking Light, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Fortune.

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Tom Alberty, New DD at New York Magazine

Tom Alberty has been appointed the new Design Director for New York Magazine, filling the spot left vacant when Chris Dixon left last fall for the DD spot at Vanity Fair. Alberty has been at GQ with Design Director Fred Woodward since 2004, most recently promoted to Art Director there in 2010.


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Emily Kehe, New DD for Fortune

Emily Kehe has been promoted to the top spot at Fortune and is the new Design Director there, filling the spot left open when John Korpics left for ESPN The Magazine.


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Tom Bodkin Promoted to Deputy ME at The NY Times

While we were shaking off our holiday food coma, Media Decoder reported yesterday that Tom Bodkin, longtime Design Director for The New York Times, has been promoted by new Executive Editor Jill Abramson to Deputy Managing Editor, Design, for the paper. Abramson's note naming Bodkin as "one of my most valued and trusted masthead advisers" can be read in full here.


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Anna Alexander, New PD at dwell

Anna Alexander has been named the Photo Director at dwell. She had been Deputy Photo Editor at WIRED.


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Judith Puckett-Rinella, New DP at Vanity Fair

Judith Puckett-Rinella has been named the new Director of Photography at Vanity Fair with Design Director Chris Dixon. She has been Senior Photo Editor at T, The New York Times Style Magazine.


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Corliss Elizabeth Williams, New Sr. Designer at Bloomberg Markets

Corliss Elizabeth Williams is now Senior Designer at Bloomberg Markets Magazine with CD Siung Tjia. She had been Assistant Art Director at TIME Magazine.


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Cybele Grandjean, New CD at Brides

MemoPad reports today that Cybele Grandjean is the new Creative Director at Brides, replacing Amy Rosenfeld. Cybele had been the DD at Real Simple with CD Janet Froelich. Brides is expected to launch a redesign for the May 2012 issue.



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Bryan Nanista, New Sr AD at Active Interest Media

News from Matthew Bates, CD for Active Interest Media's Outdoor Group that Bryan Nanista has been named Senior Art Director at Active Interest's Outdoor Group. Bryan will oversee the art direction of Climbing magazine as well as several trade brands within the Outdoor Group. Previously, Bryan was Art Director for the Minneapolis based magazine, Twin Cities Metro.


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Josh Klenert, New CD at AOL Mobile

Josh Klenert, President of SPD's Board of Directors, will be joining the AOL Mobile team -- including CD Jeremy Lacroix -- as Creative Director overseeing editorial tablet and smartphone apps for various publications, such as The Huffington Post and Patch, out of their New York-based offices. 

Wyatt Mitchell Named CD at The New Yorker

The New Yorker has named Wyatt Mitchell their first-ever Creative Director, Memo Pad reports today. He had been the Digital Design Director for the Editorial Development Group at Conde Nast, working on digital magazine development with Scott Dadich.


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Robert Perino, New CD at Southern Living

Robert Perino is leaving his position as DD at Budget Travel to head south as the new Creative Director for Time Inc.'s Southern Living.

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Michael McCormick, New DD at Martha Stewart Weddings

Michael McCormick, formerly the Creative Director at Philadelphia Magazine and sister publication Philadelphia Weddings, is the new Design Director for Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Amy Shroads Leaving Stanford for Title Nine

Amy Shroads is joining Title Nine as Art Director, working with Charlene Benson. She had been Senior Art Director at Stanford Magazine for just over seven years.

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Marc Davila, New Deputy AD at Food Network Magazine

Marc Davila, formerly Deputy AD at Travel + Leisure, is the new Deputy Art Director at Hearst's Food Network Magazine with DD Deidre Koribanick and AD Ian Doherty.


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Nicolette Berthelot, New Sr AD at Martha Stewart Living

Nicolette Berthelot has left her post as Deputy Art Director at InStyle and is now Senior Art Director at Martha Stewart Living. This is a return to the MSLO fold for Nicolette: she was part of the art department at Whole Living before going to Instyle; prior to WL she was at Cookie.

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Helene Silverman, New AD at Architectural Record

Helene Silverman has been named Art Director at McGraw-Hill's Architectural Record with Sr. Group Art Director Francesca Messina. Silverman had been freelancing for AR since 2010.

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Tom O'Quinn, New AD at Men's Health

Tom O'Quinn is joining Men's Health as the new Art Director with Design Director Robert Festino. O'Quinn has been AD at Money Magazine with DD Neil Jamieson.

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Chris Dixon Leaving New York for Vanity Fair

Reported this morning at MagCulture and confirmed this afternoon by a much-circulated email from New York's Editor in Chief Adam Moss, Chris Dixon will be leaving his position as Design Director at New York for the top design spot at Vanity Fair. This is the second recent high-profile change in VF's creative masthead; Photo Director Susan White left the magazine in August.

John Korpics, New VP/CD for ESPN print and digital

John Korpics is leaving his position as Creative Director at Fortune to become the Vice President/CD for print and digital at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. The CD spot at ESPN The Magazine was left open when Siung Tjia moved to Bloomberg Markets.

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Jeremy Lacroix, New CD at AOL Mobile

Jeremy LaCroix, no longer Creative Director for Lifestyles at CBS Interactive where he mainly focused on CHOW / Chowhound is now Creative Director for Mobile at AOL, Inc where he will work with AOL's many brands, Huffington Post, Engadget, Mapquest, Patch, Editions, and  Moviephone to name a few as the company aggressively repositions itself as a premium editorial content creator.

Eric Paul, New Deputy AD at Men's Journal

Eric Paul is the new Deputy Art Director at Men's Journal with CD Benjamen Purvis. He had been Deputy AD at Entertainment Weekly.

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Staffing-up the Art Department at New HGTV Magazine

Eleftherios Kardamakis and Dian-Aziza Ooka have been hired to helm Hearst's new shelter mag, HGTV Magazine. Both recently of Lucky, Kardamakis will be Design Director and Ooka the Art Director. Travis Bonilla, who has been Web Production Designer for ESSENCE/ESSENCE.com is joining the team as Junior Designer.

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Robert Newman, New CD at Reader's Digest

Robert Newman is the new Creative Director for Reader's Digest, print and digital editions.

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Pete Sucheski, New Deputy AD at Budget Travel

Pete Sucheski has left his Associate AD position at Fortune to become the Deputy Art Director at Budget Travel with DD Robert Perino.

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Amy Berkley, New DP at Bloomberg Markets

Amy Berkley is the new Director of Photography at Bloomberg Markets magazine, working with CD Siung Tjia. She was previously Photo Director of Field and Stream and Outdoor Life magazines.

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Natalie Gialluca, New PE at The Knot

Natalie Gialluca is the new Photo Editor at The Knot. She had been with Meredith's More for the past five years, most recently as Assistant Photo Editor.

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Heather Jones, New Infographics Designer for TIME

Heather Jones is the new Infographics Designer for TIME. She has been freelancing as contributing art director for tablet and graphics at Popular Mechanics, Reader's Digest and Fitness among others.

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Ronnie Weil, New PD for Travelzoo.com

Ronnie Weil has been named the new Director of Photography for Travelzoo.com. She had been DP at BusinessWeek.

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Jessica Power, New CD for Austin Monthly

Jessica Power is the new Creative Director at Austin Monthly. She had been AD at Parents. Joining her on the masthead is Cory Rivademar as Photo Editor.

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Emily Kehe Promoted to DD at Fortune

Emily Kehe has been promoted to Design Director with CD John Korpics at Fortune. She had been Art Director for the business book, and fills the postition left vacant when Robert Festino left for Men's Health.

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Nicolette Berthelot, New Deputy AD at InStyle

Nicolette Berthelot has left her post as Senior Associate Art Director at Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine and is now Deputy Art Director at InStyle Magazine. She was formerly Assistant Art Director at Cookie magazine.

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Erin Jang Leaving Martha Stewart Living

Erin Jang is leaving her position as Senior Art Director at Martha Stewart Living to work freelance. Prior to her position at MSLO she was part of the art department at Esquire.

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Scott Dadich Named VP at Conde Nast

Scott Dadich, formerly CD at WIRED and recently relocated to Conde Nast headquarters to spearhead their Digital Magazine Development group, has been named Vice President of Digital Magazine Development.

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Matt Guemple, New AD at Greensource

Matthew Guemple replaces Ted Keller as Art Director for McGraw-Hill's Greensource, with Sr. Group AD Francesca Messina. Matt had been the Creative Director at DblTruck Design and has held AD and CD positions at Surface, Rolling Stone, Time Out New York, and Jungle Media. Ted left in January to become Art Director at Fast Company.

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Matthew Bates Promoted to CD for Outdoor Group

Matthew Bates, Design Director for Backpacker, is now the Creative Director for Outdoor Group, with creative oversight of their six main titles, including Climbing, Urban Climber, Peaks, SNEWs, Backpacker and the National Park Trips titles.

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Caleb Bennett, New Deputy AD at The NYT Magazine

Caleb Bennett has been promoted to Deputy Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. He joined the staff at the Sunday weekly last Spring as Designer, and replaces Leo Jung who left for the DD spot at WIRED earlier this year.

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Rich Morgan, New Deputy AD at Money

Rich Morgan is the new Deputy Art Director at Money Magazine with DD Neil Jamieson.


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John Walker, New AD for Mobile Platforms at Popular Mechanics

John Walker will fill the newly created spot of Art Director, Mobile Platforms, for the tablet editions of Popular Mechanics magazine, working with Design Director Michael Lawton. Walker joins the staff after consulting at PopMech on its iPad app since last summer. John was the Creative Director for TV Guide magazine from 2004 to 2009 and Art Director at Entertainment Weekly from 1997 to 2004. 


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Andre Mora, New DD at Seattle Met

Andre Mora, a veteran of PlutoMedia, O the Oprah Magazine, Nylon, and Don Morris Design, has been named DD at Seattle Met, replacing the recently departed Benjamen Purvis, now CD at Men's Journal.


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Christy Sheppard, New AD at Architectural Digest

Christy Sheppard is the new Art Director at Architectural Digest. She had been Sr. AD at Martha Stewart Living.


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Ian Adelman, New Director of Digital Design at NYT

Ian Adelman, longtime Design Director for NYMag.com and New York Media's related sites, will be the new Director of Digital Design at NYTimes.com. The Times' previous DD for Digital was Khoi Vinh, who left the site last year.


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Christopher Martinez, New VP DD at Barneys

WWD confirms today that Christopher Martinez, who has been Senior Art Director at T, The New York Times Style Magazine, has left the magazine to join former W Creative Director Dennis Freedman at Barneys. Martinez' new title there is Vice President, Design Director. No word about who is replacing him at T.


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Evan Campisi, New AD at Nylon

More change news from the Entertainment Weekly art department: Evan Campisi, formerly the Associate Art Director at EW, is the new Art Director for Nylon.


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Michael Schnaidt, New Deputy AD at Esquire

Esquire continues to round out the art department masthead: Michael Schnaidt, formerly Associate AD at Entertainment Weekly, is the new Deputy AD for the Hearst men's mag, with DD David Curcurito.


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Ian Robinson Promoted to DD at SPIN

Ian Robinson has been promoted from Art Director to Design Director at SPIN.

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Lily Chow, New Designer at Bon Appetit

Lily Chow, formerly a Designer at ESPN The Magazine, has joined the design staff at Bon Appetit.

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Benjamen Purvis, New CD at Men's Journal

Benjamen Purvis is the new Creative Director for Men's Journal; he had been Art Director for Seattle Metropolitan. Purvis fills the position left vacant when Paul Martinez decamped for Maxim.

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Robert Festino, New CD at Men's Health

Robert Festino is leaving his position Design Director position at Fortune with CD John Korpics to become the CD at Rodale's Men's Health

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Leo Jung, New DD at WIRED

Leo Jung is the new Design Director for WIRED in San Francisco with new Creative Director Brandon Kavulla. Leo had been Deputy AD at The New York Times Magazine.


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New Design + Photo Hires at Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit's staffing up the Design and Photo Departments: Alex Rodriguez, formerly of Cookie and AR New York, is the new Design Director, with Art Director Elizabeth Spiridakis. Alex Pollack, formerly of New York, will oversee the photo department as Photo Editor, with Associate PE Susan Getzendanner, formerly of Real Simple.


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Vanessa Holden Out as EIC at Martha Stewart Living

Vanessa Holden is leaving the EIC spot at Martha Stewart Living for a job as the SVP of Creative Services at West Elm. She had been CD at Real Simple before moving to MSLO.

Stravinski Pierre, New AD at Esquire

Stravinski Pierre has been promoted to the Art Director spot at Esquire with Design Director David Curcurito. He fills the opening left when Darhil Crooks joined Ebony as Creative Director.


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Alex Gonzalez, New CD at W

Alex Gonzalez has been hired as the new CD at W, replacing Jody Quon after she exited the magazine in October. Gonzalez is the second partner from AR New York to take a CD position at Conde Nast of late; Raul Martinez is the Creative Consultant at Vogue.


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True Musical Chairs at Details

Gina Maniscalco is leaving her post at Bloomberg Businessweek to join Details as Senior Designer. Andre Jointe, who had been Art Director at the men's mag, is leaving... His first stop: a freelance gig at Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Alan Taylor, New PE for TheAtlantic.com

Alan Taylor is the new photo-blogger for TheAtlantic.com. He was the founder and creative director for Boston.com's The Big Picture, featured often on SPD Grids. (See here and here.)


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New Hires at Prevention

Prevention's new CD Peter Hemmel has made some hires: Cass Spencer, who had been Deputy Art Director at People, is the new Design Director; Mia Song is the new Deputy Art Director. She had been freelancing.

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Brandon Kavulla, New CD at WIRED

Brandon Kavulla will be the new Creative Director for WIRED in San Francisco. He has been DD at Men's Health and Best Life.

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Jennifer Daniel, New Graphics Director at Bloomberg Businessweek

Jennifer Daniel will be the new Graphics Director at Bloomberg Businessweek as of March 1. (via Twitter @jenniferdaniel, @BizWeekDesign)

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Scott Hall, New DP at Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Scott Hall is the new Director of Photography with Creative Director Dirk Barnett for the new Newsweek / Daily Beast enterprise. He had been a Photo Editor at T, The New York Times Style Magazine.

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Liza Aelion, New Brand CD for Woman's Day

Liza Aelion is the new Brand Creative Director at Woman's Day. She had been the Creative Director at The Knot and The Nest.


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Jason Sfetko, New Designer at GQ

Jason Sfetko is leaving his spot as Assistant AD at Complex to join the staff at GQ as Designer.

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New Hires at People Magazine

People Magazine DD Andrea Dunham sends along some (some! -- Ed.) news about new additions and promotions in the design department for the Time Inc. weekly:
Dean Markadakis formerly of Fast Company, and David Schlow, recently the AD at People, have both been deposited into the newly shared Deputy Design Director spot. Victor Thompson, talented hired gun, has landed a coveted Deputy Art Director spot. Nicole Mazur, formerly of Women's Day, joined the staff in October as Associate Art Director. Keir Novesky, has been promoted from Designer to Assistant Art Director. Chelsea Cartabiano, former Junior Designer of Women's Health rounds off the list as People's newest Designer, a title she shares with Tracy Whang. Lastly the newly created position of Art Production Director goes to... Georgine Panko, formerly of just about every big title out there. Let the rock show begin!

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Darhil Crooks, New CD at Ebony

Darhil Crooks is leaving his position as Art Director at Esquire to become the Creative Director for Ebony.

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Nadia Vellam, New DP at WSJ. Magazine

Nadia Vellam, formerly Photo Editor for W, has been named the new Director of Photography at WSJ. Magazine.

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Jill Armus, New CD for Everyday with Rachael Ray

Jill Armus, most recently CD at Rodale's Prevention, is the new CD for Everyday with Rachael Ray.

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Paul Martinez, New CD at Maxim

Paul Martinez has been named Creative Director at Maxim magazine for their print, digital and tablet divisions. Martinez joins Maxim from Men's Journal, where he was Creative Director since 2007. He fills the position left vacant when Dirk Barnett moved to Lucky.


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Donna Reiss, New AD at Spa Magazine

Donna Reiss, formerly Art Director at Garden Design and American Photo, is the new Art Director at Spa Magazine.


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Dirk Barnett, New DD at Lucky

Dirk Barnett is leaving his position as the Creative Director at Maxim to become the Design Director for Condé Nast's Lucky magazine, where he will oversee the design for print, digital and tablet. He'll be working on a redesign of the March issue in collaboration with Andy Spade.


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Jody Quon Leaving W

Daily Front Row broke the news yesterday afternoon: Jody Quon is leaving her position as Creative Director at W. Per the announcement, the position will not be filled, leaving Design Director Joseph Logan at the top of the masthead for creative.


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Scott Dadich Leaving Position as WIRED CD

We hear that Scott Dadich, who added the title of Executive Director of Digital Magazine Development for Conde Nast to his cv in June, is leaving his role as CD at WIRED to address the digital world full-time. More news as we know it...

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Peter Hemmel, New CD at Prevention

Peter Hemmel is the new Creative Director for Rodale's Prevention. Most recently he had been CD at Life & Style Weekly, and prior to that spent nine years at Glamour as an Art Director. He replaces Jill Armus, who is leaving the magazine.

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Neil Jamieson, New DD at Money

Neil Jamieson is leaving his role as Deputy DD at People for the Design Director position at Money. Kate Elazegui left the Time Inc. finance book for the CD position at SYPartners this summer.

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Nathalie Kirsheh, New DD at Details

Nathalie Kirsheh is joining the Details team with Creative Director Rockwell Harwood as their new Design Director. She has been Art Director at W since 2005.

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Courtney Murphy Promoted to CD at Good Housekeeping

Courtney Murphy has been promoted to Creative Director for Hearst's Good Housekeeping. She has been Design Director there since 2006; prior to that she was DD at AARP in Washington, D.C.


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Nora Sheehan, New CD at Architectural Digest

Nora Sheehan is the new Creative Director for Condé Nast's newly-relocated-in-NYC Architectural Digest. She was previously CD at Travel + Leisure.

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Amy Rosenfeld, New CD at Brides

Amy Rosenfeld, formerly Design Director at This Old House, is the new Creative Director at Brides. She replaces Gretchen Smelter, who left the magazine at the beginning of the month to make her move to Hong Kong.

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Sarah Viñas Promoted to AD at Glamour

Hot on the heels of the news that Theresa Griggs is leaving Glamour for Women's Health comes word that Sarah Viñas will be the new Art Director at Glamour with DD Geraldine Hessler. Viñas has been Managing Art Director there.

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Theresa Griggs, New DD for Women's Health

Theresa Griggs is leaving her position as AD at Glamour for the top spot as Women's Health Design Director. She replaces Andrea Dunham, who left the magazine in July for the People Design Director gig.

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Hollywood Reporter Hires 2 New Top Creatives

Shanti Marlar is leaving Us Weekly as Design Director to be Creative Director of the new Hollywood Reporter weekly in Los Angeles. Joining her in the move and at the new HR will be Photo Director Jennifer Laski, who has been freelancing and consulting after her positions as Photo Director of Departures and Photo Editor of More.

Caleb Bennett Joins the NYT Magazine as Designer

Caleb Bennett, formerly the Associate Art Director at Texas Monthly, is now a Designer at The New York Times Magazine. Prior to his stint at TM in Austin he was a designer at American Way.

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TIME Hires 2 New Senior Art Directors

TIME Art Director D.W. Pine welcomes two new Sr. Art Directors to the magazine's art staff this month: April Bell and Emily Crawford. Emily was previously the Creative Director of Culture + Travel, Travel + Leisure and a part of the start-up team at Fast Company. April moved to TIME from her spot as Deputy AD at Money, and was previously at Premiere and Popular Science  magazines.

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Gretchen Smelter new Group CD for Edipresse Asia

From the lady herself:
After 6 years as CD at BRIDES magazine I am leaving to take the Group Creative Director position at Edipresse Asia based in Hong Kong where I will oversee 17 (!!!) magazines.
Gretchen leaves for Hong Kong in early October.

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Jennifer Miller, New DP at New York

New York Magazine's hunt for a new Director of Photography is over: they've named Jennifer Miller, currently DP at Cosmopolitan, to the position, with a start date after the Labor Day holiday -- just in time for Fashion Week! Miller has been the DP for Hearst's Cosmo since last year, and before that was DP at Jane. She replaces Jody Quon, who left to take the Creative Director position at W earlier this Spring.


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Chris Hercik Promoted to CD at Sports Illustrated

After six years with the magazine, Chris Hercik has been promoted to the position of Creative Director at Sports Illustrated. Hired in 2002 as Deputy Art Director, he's worked his way through swimsuit issues and Olympics coverage into the new frontier that is the iPad, taking on the role of Art Director in 2005, then the Design Director position last year.

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Christine Bower-Wright, New AD at Hemispheres

After five years at Billboard, most recently as the Creative Director, Christine Bower-Wright is leaving the music industry bible for the Art Director position at INK Publishing's Hemispheres.


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Lou DiLorenzo, New CD at People StyleWatch

It's a summer of fresh starts for the People people: Lou DiLorenzo, longtime CD for Modern Bride and Elegant Bride until they were shuttered last fall, is the new CD for People StyleWatch.


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Andrea Dunham, New DD at People

As reported in the Observer and happily confirmed by the subject herself, after five years in the top spot at Women's Health, Andrea Dunham is leaving the magazine for the Design Director position at People magazine. Prior to her stint at WH she has been part of the teams at New York, Money, Worth and Inc.

Coincidentally? WH is looking for a freelance designer for the summer...


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WIRED CD Scott Dadich is now Condé Nast's new Executive Director, Digital Magazine Development

After many big changes at Condé Nast in the past several weeks (Florio, Carey, Gourmet back from the vault, The New Yorker going to the iPad, etc.), news today of one more: Scott Dadich, Wired's Creative Director, is taking on a new role at the company as Executive Director, Digital Magazine Development. Memo from Condé's Editorial Director Tom Wallace explaining the newly-created gig after the jump...
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Jeff Docherty, New Deputy AD at Bon Appétit

Jeff Docherty is the new Deputy Art Director at Bon Appétit, replacing Tom O'Quinn, who left the LA-based position when he came to New York for the Art Director spot at Money. We hope they were able to work out some kind of round trip discount on an NYC-LA movers.

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New Gigs for O Ladies

Ashley Bond has been named Art Director at Maine Magazine in Portland. She had most recently been an Associate Art Director at O, the Oprah Magazine.
 
Susannah Haesche has left her spot as Deputy Art Director at O for the position of Assoicate Art Director at Women's Health.

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Joseph Logan, new DD at W

Mediabistro's Fishbowl reported Friday (just in time for us all to be heading out to Picnic Town) that W magazine has hired Joseph Logan as the title's new Design Director. He replaces Edward Leida, who left the magazine earlier this Spring. Logan has previously been at French Vogue and Arena Homme Plus. The new team is reportedly working on a redesign for the September issue.

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Helene Silverman, new Art Director of Architectural Record

Francesca Messina, Senior Group Art Director at McGraw-Hill's group of architecture pubs is delighted to announce that Helene Silverman has come on board as the new Art Director of Architectural Record. Silverman gained recognition as the founding Art Director of Metropolis, went on to found Hello Studio, and was recently the Art Director of Modern Painters and oversaw the redesign of that publication. She replaces Michael Mrak, who has recently joined Scientific American as the new DD.


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Mike Ley, new Associate AD at Popular Mechanics

Michael Lawton, Design Director of Popular Mechanics officially announces new Associate Art Director Mike Ley. Ley is currently at Field & Stream and will join PM later this month.


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Jody Quon Named CD at W

WWD reports today (and they would know) that Jody Quon, longtime Director of Photography at New York, has been named Creative Director for W by the magazine's new Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi.

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WIRED Names 2 New Art Directors

WIRED CD Scott Dadich announced today two new Art Directors joining the magazine: Alice Cho, currently the AD at Print, and Tim Leong, currently the DD at Complex and the originator of ComicFoundry.com. They are replacing former WIRED ADs Christy Sheppard (now Senior AD with Martha Stewart Living) and Carl DeTorres.

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Robert Parsons Launches Robert Parsons Design

Robert Parsons is leaving his position as CD of Northshore and Ocean Home magazines to run his own studio, Robert Parsons Design, out of Newburyport, MA. While maintaining the 2 mags  as clients, he will also do publication design for other pubs as well as website design, identity work, and various other print projects.


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Stravinski Pierre, New Associate AD at Esquire

A little Musical Chairs in the Hearst building: Stravinski Pierre is moving from his Associate AD position at Popular Mechanics with DD Michael Lawton to the same position at Esquire with DD David Curcurito.


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Dennis Freedman Leaving W

WWD, Fishbowl NY and Styleite all carry the news this morning that Creative Director Dennis Freedman is leaving W after almost 20 years at the magazine. This is the first major masthead change for W since Stefano Tonchi, founding editor of T, The New York Times Style Magazine, was named the new editor at W.


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John Dixon, new AD at The Village Voice

Venerable alt-weekly The Village Voice has named John Dixon as their new Art Director. He has previously been in the AD spot at Men's Health and runs the studio Old Tennis Shoes. He replaces Ivylise Simones, who left The Voice in January.

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Samantha Shefts, New Managing AD at Cosmo

Samantha Shefts, formerly Creative Director of The Daily and Fashion MINI, has been named Managing Art Director at Cosmopolitan.


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Promotions at The New York Times Magazine

News today of promotions over at The New York Times Magazine. Gail Bichler has been promoted from Deputy Art Director to Art Director, and Leo Jung, formerly a Designer there, is now the Deputy Art Director.


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Shira Gordon, New Associate AD at FNM

Hearst's food juggernaut Food Network Magazine has a new Associate Art Director with Shira Gordon, formerly a Designer at Self.


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Jodi Peckman Named CD at Rolling Stone

Buried at the end of last Thursday's Memo Pad: Jodi Peckman, longtime Director of Photography at Rolling Stone, has been named Creative Director there.


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Mike Leister, New DD at The Washingtonian

Mike Leister, who had been the AD at Denver's 5280, is moving East to DC's The Washingtonian, as that city mag's new Design Director.


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Marc Davila, New Associate AD at T+L

Continuing this week's trend of new Creative Directors staffing-up, Travel + Leisure's relatively new CD, Bernard Scharf, hires Marc Davila as new Associate Art Director for the travel book's art department.


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Fortune Adds New DD and New Deputy DD

Fortune's new Creative Director John Korpics has hired Robert Festino as the new DD for the business book, and Emily Kehe as a new Deputy Design Director. Festino will be returning to the East Coast from his most recent gig as the Sr. AD at Bon Appétit.


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Sean Johnston, New AD at Field & Stream

Sean Johnston has been named the new Art Director at Field & Stream, filling the position left vacant when Neil Jamieson left the magazine for the Deputy DD position at People. Johnston was most recently the AD at Maxim, and has also worked previously for F&S' parent company, Bonnier, at both Salt Water Sportsman and Popular Science.


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Carla Frank Named CD at Cooking Light

Mediabistro's Revolving Door reports that Cooking Light has named Carla Frank as their new CD.


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Vanessa Holden, New EIC at Martha Stewart Living

Folio: reports this morning that Vanessa Holden is moving from her Editor in Chief position at Martha Stewart Weddings to the same position for the company's flagship, Martha Stewart Living. She replaces Gael Towey, who had been Acting EIC for Living since January, and has been promoted to Editorial Director for the company. Previous to her role as editor, Holden had been the CD at Real Simple and Donna Hay in Australia. (Making her the perfect ArtDirEditor.) Katie Hatch, formerly the Style Director for Weddings, will become that magazine's EIC.


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Billy Sorrentino, New Sr. AD at WWE

Billy Sorrentino, previously at Blender and the Associate AD at Maxim, is the new Senior Art Director at WWE. (Billy, are you ready for the "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!!!!" jokes? They might be coming at you during the Holiday Party. Develop your signature move now...)

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Amy Koblenzer, new DP at T+L

Amy Koblenzer, Photo Editor at Gourmet until its untimely end this fall, is the new Photo Director for Travel + Leisure with CD Bernard Scharf.


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Raul Martinez, New "Creative Consultant" at Vogue

Fashion Week Daily and WWD both reported this morning that Raul Martinez is returning to Vogue to redesign both the magazine and vogue.com in the DD/CD/Creative Consultant role (reports are... evolving). Martinez' magazine CV includes an earlier stint at Vogue in the early 90s, House & Garden under Anna Wintour's tenure, Harper's Bazaar with Kate Betts and Rolling Stone. Reminiscent of Fabien Baron's return to Interview while maintaining his work with Baron & Baron, Martinez will continue as partner at media & branding firm AR New York. While Charles Churchward, who originally replaced Martinez at Vogue, was seen by many in this summer's doc The September Issue, he left his DD position with the magazine in June 2008, and was replaced by Danko Steiner, who was promoted from his AD position. Steiner is leaving the magazine to pursue his photography.


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Gillian Berenson, New AD at Oprah

Gillian Berenson, formerly the AD at Town & Country Travel, T&C Weddings, and Men's Journal, is the new Art Director at O, The Oprah Magazine with DD Patrick Mitchell.


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Adam Bookbinder Promoted to DD for Departures

After Bernard Scharf's move to AMEX sister magazine Travel + Leisure, Adam Bookbinder has been promoted to the Design Director at Departures; he had been the AD.


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WIlbert Gutierrez, New CD at Hollywoodlife.com

Wilbert Gutierrez is the new Creative Director at Hollywoodlife.com. Working with Bonnie Fuller, he will oversee the relaunch of the website, which will focus on celebrity, style and lifestyle news. He will continue to run his studio, Garcierrez Media, which he founded in 2004.

Hollywoodlife.com is set to relaunch in November.

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Neil Jamieson, New Deputy DD at People Magazine

Announced this morning at both People and Field & Stream, Neil Jamieson, currently the AD at Field & Stream, will be joining the celeb/pop-culture title in November as the Deputy Design Director. As the man himself put it,
Crazy eh!? From guns and bait to celebs...pretty exciting!
No word yet on other moves at either title.

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Christy Sheppard Promoted to Art Director at WIRED

Christy Sheppard has been promoted to art director at WIRED, filling the position recently vacated by Maili Holiman. Sheppard began as senior designer and was promoted to associate art director in 2008. She has been at WIRED for more than two years and designed and art directed the magazine's START section, which won the 2009 National Magazine Award for Magazine Section.

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Maili Holiman Joins George Lucas Educational Foundation

Maili Holiman has accepted the Creative Director position at Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Holiman was most recently the art director of WIRED in San Francisco for more than three years and has also held positions at ReadyMade and Spin. She will go on to redesign the Foundation's website and magazine.

Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.
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Toby Kaufmann, New DP at Maxim

Maxim CD Dirk Barnett has a new DP with Toby Kaufmann. She was previously at GQ, Penthouse, and Stuff.

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Ryan Cadiz, New DP at Money

Ryan Cadiz, formerly the DP at late, beloved Best Life, is the new DP at Money. Also new to their photo team there is Ryan Mesina, now Associate Photo Editor, who moved over from the photo department at Real Simple.

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Bernard Scharf, New CD at Travel + Leisure

Word this morning that Bernard Scharf, longtime CD at American Express' Departures, will be the new CD (two floors down!) at Amex sister magazine Travel + Leisure.

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Kira Pollack, New DP at Time

WWD reports this morning that Kira Pollack, formerly PE at The New York Times Magazine and now-shuttered Play, The New York Times Sports Magazine, is the new Director of Photography at TIME and time.com. She makes the third person in the position in just over a year, after MaryAnne Golon left after 24 years in June of 2008, and then-acting DP Alice Gabriner left the magazine in March to join the White House as photo editor and deputy director of their photo office (and Flickr pool?).


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Patrick Mitchell Named DD at O, The Oprah Magazine

It's been a year of changes at the magazine where the focus is on living your best life, and here's another: Patrick Mitchell has been named the new Design Director for O, The Oprah Magazine. He has held the same position at Boston Magazine, Nylon and Fast Company, as well as running his editorial design studio PlutoMedia.

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John Korpics, New CD at Fortune

John Korpics, former DD at Esquire and CD at InStyle before starting his own design shop, is the new CD at Fortune, replacing both DD Robert Perino and DP Greg Pond. Keith Kelly has more of the behind-the-scenes here.

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Cybele Grandjean, New DD at Real Simple

Real Simple, set to release its redesign under new Creative Director Janet Froelich with the November issue, has tapped Cybele Grandjean, formerly an AD for Martha Stewart's Kids and Blueprint titles, as Design Director. Ellene Wundrok is now the Managing AD.

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Amid Capeci, New DD at Entertainment Weekly

Amid Capeci, most recently the Assistant Managing Editor, Design at Newsweek, will be the new Design Director at Entertainment Weekly. The position at the pop culture chronicler opened up when then-DD Brian Anstey accepted a position as Creative Director for Italian Vanity Fair, a weekly headquartered in Milan. We sense networking nights at the new SPD Italy tk soon...


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Devin Pedzwater, Promoted to CD for SPIN Media

Congrats to Devin Pedzwater, recently named the Creative Director of SPIN Media Inc. He oversees the design, photography, illustration and typography of the magazine and all of the company's digital properties including SPIN.com, SPIN Digital Editions, SPIN earth and the newly launched iPhone application. He was previously Design Director of SPIN magazine. (Devin, please tell us more about SPIN earth!! -- Ed.)


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Grace Martinez, New Associate AD at Latina

Grace Martinez, most recently on-staff at Portfolio until it shuttered, is the new Associate AD at Latina.


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T.J. Tucker Promoted to CD of Texas Monthly

T.J. Tucker joined Texas Monthly in April 2003 as associate art director and was promoted to art director in June 2006. Musical Chairs has learned that Tucker has again been promoted, this time to the position of creative director, where he will continue to oversee the magazine's art department as well as TexasMonthly.com and the company's other branding efforts.


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Arem Duplessis, Promoted to DD for the NY Times Magazines

Arem Duplessis, AD for The New York Times Magazine since 2004, has been promoted to a newly-created DD position, where he will oversee both T and Key magazines in print and online, as well as continuing his work with the weekly Times Magazine. The announcement included word that David Sebbah and Chris Martinez will remain Sr. AD and AD, respectively, for T, The New York Times Style Magazine.


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Susan Casey, New Editor at Oprah

Mediaweek reports this morning that Susan Casey, longtime Time Inc. development editor, former editor of SI for Women and Creative Director at Outside, is taking the helm at Hearst's O, the Oprah Magazine. She replaces Susan Reed, who stepped into the position about a year ago.


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Interview Follow-up: "I'm Taking Andy With Me"

In a rare-for-these-days bit of detail, Glenn O'Brien talked with Fashion Week Daily about his departure, along with Creative Directors M/M (Paris), from Interview on Monday and Fabien Baron's return to the mag as sole Editorial Director. Kind of a don't-miss piece if you haven't read it already... seems a bit like a 70s-throwback kind of big personality event, a little  à la Mailer-Vidal on the Dick Cavett show. Or, we're just looking to stir things up -- but Mr. O'Brien himself says, "It's like a Greek tragedy. Like watching a company going insane, instead of a person."

Will be good to see what is about to happen there...


RELATED: WWD (6-15-09): Brant Publications Sues O'Brien

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Interview: Changing Things For Themselves

Perhaps the goal at Interview is to live up to the Warhol quote, "They always say that time changes things, but you have to change them yourself" -- WWD carries the story this morning about yet another shake-up (tweak? reinvention? refresh? We have no idea what euphemism they're trending toward these days) on the masthead: Fabien Baron is back after his six-months away, this time as sole Editorial Director (Glenn O'Brien given the goodbye on Monday), and rumors have it that former Creative Director Karl Templar will be returning as well. Two-months-new Art Director Stella Bugbee, formerly the DD at now-shuttered Domino, is said to have resigned.


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Chris Hercik, New DD at Sports Illustrated

We're hearing that Chris Hercik has been bumped-up from the AD spot to DD at Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated, filling the space left open when longtime CD Steve Hoffman moved on to other projects. Congratulations, Chris! Nice to have some good news to report.



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Dirk Barnett, new CD at Maxim

Dirk Barnett, recently of the dearly-departed Blender, is the new CD at Alpha Media Group's Maxim as of today. Dirk, we're expecting good stuff out of this too!

Big Changes at Men's Health

Over at Rodale, the company that will do anything to get you to show off (or just acknowledge?) your abs (we're just holding out for when they personally send a trainer out with every subscription), some major news to share about our friends in the art & photo departments at Men's Health, stemming from the newly created Men's Health and Women's Health Books division: George Karabotsos, longtime DD for the magazine, has been named Design Director of Men's Health Books. In this new role, George will not only oversee the design of all books, bookazines, and newsstand-only magazines along with brand creative director Joe Heroun, but also support MensHealth.com and the digital multimedia brand extensions that will emerge from the site.

In addition, Brandon Kavulla, former Design Director at Best Life, has been named Design Director of Men's Health. Joining him at the magazine will be two additional former members of Best Life's creative team--Associate Art Director Dena Verdesca and Deputy Photo Editor Jeanne Graves--filling the same positions at Men's Health. Ayla Christman will also be joining the magazine as Associate Photo Editor.


Janet Froelich, New CD at Real Simple

We're hearing that Janet Froelich, longtime Creative Director for The New York Times magazines, is heading over to Time Inc. for the newly created Creative Director position overseeing the Real Simple brand: magazines, website, television.

Katie Schad, New Director of Photography at Oprah

Jennifer Crandall has left her position as Director of Photography at O, the Oprah Magazine. Katie Schad will be the new DP for the magazine with Design Director Kerry Robertson.

Kate Elazegui, New AD at Money

Always up for a good piece of news, we hear from multiple sources that, although the "official" Time Inc. memo isn't out yet, it's definite -- Kate Elazegui, most recently in the top spot at the revamped-then-retired Radar, will be the new AD at Money.

Anna Last, new Editor of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

The Real Simple/Martha Stewart to and fro continues.  Aussie expat Anna Last is leaving her post as Senior Style Editor for Real Simple where she has served since November of '07.  Anna will head up Martha's Everyday Food starting in the new year.  

Brendan Stephens, New AD at Body + Soul

After nine years (!!), Brendan Stephens, AD for The Boston Globe Magazine has moved on for the AD position at Body + Soul, MSLO's health and wellness title based in Massachusetts.

Promotions at Best Life

Brandon Kavulla, longtime AD for Rodale's Best Life, has been promoted to Design Director, and his Assistant AD, Dena Verdesca, has been promoted to Associate AD. Congrats to both!

Steve Adams, New Creative Services Manager for Amarillo Globe-News

News from the Southwest: Steve Adams is the new Creative Services Manager for the Amarillo Globe-News. He had been the Sr. Art Director for The Arizona Republic's Custom Publishing division.

Catherine Hawthorne, new Deputy AD at Field & Stream

From dear projects to deer projects: Catherine Hawthorne, formerly the Art Project Manager for Real Simple Special Projects, is the new Deputy AD at Field & Stream.

Hector Sanchez, New CD at Portland Monthly

The command GO WEST is a strong one, and some just must follow: Hector Sanchez, formerly DD at Atlanta Magazine, is newly relocated to Oregon and the new CD for Portland Monthly Magazine

Francesca Messina, New Sr. Group AD at McGraw-Hill

Francesca Messina has left her position as Sr. AD at Workman Publishing for the Sr. Group AD position at McGraw-Hill. What, exactly, that means, from Francesca herself:
After a brief foray into the world of book publishing, I have been lured back to magazine-land. I'm now the Senior Group Art Director of the McGraw-Hill Construction Group of architecture and construction trade publications. The magazines I'll be overseeing include Architectural Record; the newsweekly Engineering News-Record; a magazine about green architecture, GreenSource; and a new startup for executives, HQ, built on the premise that good design is good business.
Victory, magazines.

Eric Capossela Promoted to Atlanta DD

Eric Capossela takes over Hector Sanchez's chair at Atlanta magazine as design director. 

Josh Klenert, New CD for Clear Channel Online

Josh Klenert who's been more in-tune with the Hot 100 than most of us as the CD at Billboard, is making the jump from, er, paper to pixels...

From the man himself:
Out of the blue, I was offered a position I couldn't refuse.

I will be making the jump to online as Creative Director for Clear Channel Online Music & Radio. This is a newly created position, where I will be responsible for user experience and our general creative direction for web design and video.
Sounds like someone needs to RSVP!

Jordan Barnes, New PD at Seventeen

Jordan Barnes has been named the new PD at Seventeen. She had been freelancing at Real Simple, and before that was part of the photo departments at InStyle Special Issues and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Kerry Robertson, New DD at Oprah

We've heard it from 2 different sources, so we think this is safe to run with: Kerry Robertson, will be the new DD at O, the Oprah Magazine, with new(-ish) editor Susan Reed. This is a familiar working relationship, as both had most recently held the same titles at now-shuttered Golf for Women.

Robert Parsons, New CD at RMS Media

Robert Parsons is the new CD at RMS Media, home to luxury books Ocean Home, Northshore, Ferrari and the like, as well as frequent SPD award-winner Proto. He had been CD for Boston magazine and Boston's sister publications.

Ian Doherty, New AD at Food Network Magazine

Ian Doherty, formerly the Deputy AD at Travel & Leisure Golf and Co-Chair of SPD's Student Competition, is the new AD at Hearst's October launch, Food Network Magazine, working with DD Deidre Koribanick (also formerly at T&L Golf). We sense a pattern here...

Tim J Luddy, New CD at Mother Jones

Tim J Luddy, former AD at Mother Jones magazine, has been promoted to the CD
position. Mother Jones' new AD will be Carolyn Perot, formerly Associate AD
at Stanford magazine.

Kayo der Sarkissian, new CD at Fitness

From Mediabistro this morning, word that Kayo der Sarkissian, formerly the AD at Parenting, has joined Fitness as their new CD.

(Note: corrected Wednesday morning, 8/27: it's Parenting, not Parents, that Kayo is leaving.)

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