Matt Guemple, who has directed Time Out New York‘s look and feel for nearly two years and 100 issues as its art director, is leaving the magazine Wednesday, citing creative differences as the reason for his exit. He is returning to freelance.
Reached by phone at TONY‘s offices, Guemple told FishbowlNY that a global brand-wide redesign, initiated in January, is almost complete, and has made his job “less … similar than it was before.”
“It’s kind of a ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ thing — it was time to leave.”
Adds Guemple: “I’m looking forward to some fresh challenges and since the redesign kind of negated my original job description … it just made sense to part ways. Time Out will get the apartment and the furniture. I get the cat.”