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Money Names Patty Alvarez Design Director

Money magazine has promoted Patty Alvarez to design director. Alvarez has been with the magazine since 2012, when she joined as art director. She had been serving as interim design director since August.

“In the past five months Patty has put her own stamp on the book, employing a wider array of illustrators and photographers and creating bright, elegant covers,” wrote Craig Matters, Money’s managing editor, in a note announcing the change. “Her first cover, in fact, What to Do with $1,000, was our best seller this year other than the double issue.”

Matters’ full memo is below.

Folks,

This may seem anticlimactic since she’s done such a great job as interim design director, but I’m really happy to announce that there’s no more of that interim stuff. Patty Alvarez is now our design director.

In the past five months Patty has put her own stamp on the book, employing a wider array of illustrators and photographers and creating bright, elegant covers. Her first cover, in fact, What to Do with $1,000, was our best seller this year other than the double issue.

For those of you who can’t imagine this to be the case when she’s cracking wise about writers, editors and deadlines, Patty’s degree from the University of Miami is in journalism and creative writing. After school she worked for several years at The Globe, where she picked up her strong Boston accent. She then spent nine years at Newsweek before going onto a freelance career in which she worked, well, everywhere, in print and on iPad development. She started here almost exactly two years ago.

Please join me in congratulating Patty.

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