Darhil Crooks has been named creative director of The Atlantic. Crooks comes to The Atlantic from Ebony, where he served as creative director since late last year. Prior to his time there, Crooks was creative director of Esquire from 2005 to 2010.
During his time at Ebony Crooks overhauled the magazine’s entire look for the first time; at Esquire the magazine received a nomination from the Society of Publication Designers for 2007 Magazine of the Year.
“Darhil’s imagination and passion for ideas-driven work make him the perfect creative force for The Atlantic,” Editor-in-Chief JamesBennet said. “It’s asking a lot to hope for vision, exacting standards, a delight in taking risks, and a collaborative spirit all in one person, and we feel very lucky to have found that.”
Crooks begins in early August.