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Elle Names Design Director

elle magazine logo GElle 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.

“Evan’s talent will continue our tradition of creative innovation, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to Elle,” said Robbie Myers, the glossy’s editor, in a statement.

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.

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Elle Names Alex Gonzalez Creative Director

Someone’s ears must have been burning. On Monday, we wondered if Alex Gonzalez would become Elle’s next creative director, and today, it’s official — he’s joining the magazine in that role, starting in June. Gonzalez is succeeding Joe Zee, who left Elle to join Yahoo.

As part of the Elle deal, Gonzalez will drop his duties as Marie Claire’s artistic director, but continue as Town & Country’s executive artistic director.

Elle has always captured that which is current and evoked emotion through the bold visual representation of how fashion, beauty and culture intersect, and Alex has an innate understanding of that vision,” said Elle’s editor, Robbie Myers, in a statement.

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José Díaz-Balart Named MSNBC’s 10 A.M. Host (TVNewser)
Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart has been named MSNBC’s 10 a.m. anchor, replacing Chris Jansing, who is leaving MSNBC to become NBC’s senior White House correspondent. HuffPost He will host his MSNBC show from Miami and take over when Jansing departs in June. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Díaz-Balart will continue to co-anchor Telemundo’s Noticiero Telemundo and host Enfoque Con José Díaz-Balart. Ari Melber, a co-host on MSNBC’s afternoon program The Cycle, had been in the running against Díaz-Balart for the 10 a.m. slot, several sources said in recent weeks. The Associated Press MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Tuesday the deal has been in the works for some nine months. Griffin says he’s wanted to snag Díaz-Balart for years but had to find a time slot that wouldn’t conflict with the nightly news on Telemundo, which is also a division of NBC Universal. Díaz-Balart is the brother of U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart and former Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart. His aunt was the first wife of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Variety Díaz-Balart began his career in 1983 and has reported historic events and interviewed major political figures for prestigious news outlets including NBC News and Telemundo. His achievements include being the first journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on the same day for an entire season.

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Elle Continues Search for Creative Director

The search for Elle’s new creative director is not going so well. Joe Zee left the magazine over a month ago and since then, a couple well qualified people have turned Elle down.

According to WWD, Robbie Myers, Elle’s editor, has asked T, The New York Times Style Magazine’s creative director Patrick Li, as well as David Sebbah (a former T staffer) to fill the void left by Zee, and both declined.

With Li and Sebbah out of the running, who’s left? Alex Gonzalez. Gonzalez is currently Marie Claire’s artistic director and Town & Country’s design director. If Gonzalez takes the role of Elle’s creative director, Myers would ask Gonzalez to drop Marie Claire, because she views it as a competitor.

Joe Zee to Leave Elle for Yahoo

Joe Zee GJoe Zee is leaving his post at Elle for Yahoo. WWD reports that “multiple sources” said Zee, who has been creative director at Elle since 2007, has accepted an offer from Yahoo to run a fashion site.

If the rumor turns out to be true, it wouldn’t be surprising. Last week, Yahoo announced that it was shuttering its women’s site Shine so it could focus on launching several sites with specific focuses. Then, just two days ago, Bobbi Brown was hired to be editor of Yahoo Beauty. It seems Zee is next in line.

Should Zee leave, Alex Gonzalez, currently Marie Claire’s artistic director and Town & Country’s design director, could be a possible successor.

For more Zee, below is Mediabistro’s interview with him. In the segment, Zee explained how he broke into the fashion industry.

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Anne Fulenwider Discusses Marie Claire

Anne Fulenwider, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, spoke with The New Potato (yeah, we don’t know either) about the magazine and the industry in general, and it’s well worth a read. Below are just a few highlights from the interview.

On what makes good editorial content:

Delicious, inspiring, relevant, and necessary. One piece of content doesn’t have to be all four, but should be at least two of those, and always relevant to your particular reader’s life.

On how the magazine world has changed since she first started:

We didn’t have email or cell phones when I first started in publishing. At my first job, The Paris Review, faxes came in on one long strip of roller paper that I was in charge of trimming, and I literally typed my boss George Plimpton’s letters on a typewriter.

On her influence on Marie Claire:

One of the first hires I made was artistic director Alex Gonzalez, and together over our first year we redesigned the magazine, hiring new designers and bringing in new photographers. I also hired a colleague from my Vanity Fair days, Riza Cruz, as executive editor, and she has brought in great new editors and writers.

Alex Gonzalez Named Exec Artistic Director of Town & County

Alex Gonzalez, artistic director of Marie Claire since late last year, will take on the additional role of executive artistic director of Town & Country. He will now oversee both magazine’s creative teams and report to Jay Fielden, T&C’s editor, as well as Anne Fulenwider, Marie Claire’s editor.

“Alex has an intuitive understanding of Town&Country,” Fielden said, in a statement. “His visual style exudes elegance, glamour and drama, bringing everything to life, from travel and interiors stories to fashion features and profiles of influential personalities.”

Gonzalez’s appointment is effective immediately.

SPD Announces Award Finalists

The Society of Publication Designers have announced the finalists for their 48th annual awards. These awards — gold and silvers will be dished out to the winners on Friday, May 10, at Cipriani Wall Street — recognize the people who make the magazines and digital publications that we love look amazing.

Below are a few of the nominations, but for the full list (it’s quite large, in fact, we think we were nominated) click through.

Magazine of The Year

Bon Appétit, Alex Grossman, Creative Director
Fast Company, Florian Bachleda, Design Director
GQ, Fred Woodward, Design Director
New York, Thomas Alberty, Design Director
W, Alex Gonzalez, Creative Director; Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director

Design – Cover

Metropoli, Rodrigo Sanchez, Art Director; October 25, 2012, “Looper”
New York, Thomas Alberty, Design Director; November 12, 2012, “The City and the Storm”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; June 3, 2012, “The Innovation Issue”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; January 29, 2012 ,“Israel vs Iran”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; December 23, 2012, “Jerry Seinfeld”

Marie Claire’s New Creative Leadership: Alex Gonzalez and Nina Garcia

Marie Claire is shaking up its creative leadership. Alex Gonzalez is joining the magazine as artistic director, while Nina Garcia has been promoted from fashion director to creative director.

Gonzalez comes to Marie Claire from W, where he served as creative director since last year. Prior to that he was creative director for GQ. At Marie Claire, Gonzalez will be responsible for its overall look, and will add photographers and artists to its roster of contributors.

Garcia has been at Marie Claire since 2009. Prior to that she was fashion director for Elle for 13 years. In her new role, Garcia will seek to expand Marie Claire’s fashion coverage and grow its influence in the fashion world.

“Alex and Nina are both inspired visual storytellers, and I am excited about what they will each bring to this new phase in Marie Claire’s evolution,” said Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, in a statement. “Alex’s impeccable taste and discerning eye will add a fresh point of view, and Nina truly embodies Marie Claire from a fashion and style perspective.”

Gonzalez will join the magazine on November 19.

For a more intimate look at Hearst — Marie’s Claire’s publisher — check out the below video featuring a tour of Hearst Tower, hosted by Zanna Roberts Rossi, the magazine’s senior fashion editor.

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Alex Gonzalez Joins W As Creative Director

After realizing that he did not want to take on two roles at at once W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi has tapped Alex Gonzalez to relieve him of his duties as creative director.  Tonchi and Gonzalez were introduced to each other in the late ’80s when Gonzalez served as creative director at L’Uomo Vogue.  Gonzalez will work  out of the magazine’s headquarters at 1166 Sixth Avenue and while his start date has not yet been determined, he anticipates he will have a hand in production of the September issue.

Gonzalez joins W at a good time as the title witnessed a 13 percent growth in ad pages in Tonchi’s first four issues as editor-in-chief.  He shared his thoughts on reuniting with Tonchi at W.

I consider Condé Nast my alma mater.  I started essentially my publishing career there.  We both have this international background and we look at W as an international brand.

Prior to W, Gonzalez co-founded AR New York and made stops at GQ, German Vogue, and Manner Vogue.