In Which We Welcome a New Art Director
Our new art director started today. We think you’ll like him a lot.
His name is Marc Kauffman and he comes to us after 20 years at Rodale Publishing, one of the most successful publishers of consumer magazines in the country. Since 2007 he’s been deputy art director at Runner’s World, which has a circulation of 700,000—a bit more than our 130,000! He also spent time at Backpacker magazine (associate art director) and at Camper magazine (art director). We’re pretty psyched to have snared someone with his experience, his talent, and his cheerful, collegial demeanor.
Below is a gallery of some of the work he showed us from his portfolio when he came up here to interview. He struck us as being especially good at “concept photos” and at infographics, plus he has a great Rolodex—not that anyone has actual Rolodexes anymore, of course—of photographers and illustrators he’s worked with. He’s eager to get started on our next issue, and we can’t wait to see how he makes us better over time.
A word of thanks to Nina Ovryn, a New Jersey-based freelance designer who has been our interim art director for the past three issues, including the May-June issue that just went into the mail today. Nina did a terrific job for us, and we’re really grateful to her.
Tina Hay, editor
Here’s a sampling of Marc’s work at Runner’s World: