Of course, the really big news in the design world is the engagement of our very own Fearless Leader Steve (why not send him a congratulatory Pacemaker?), but here’s our roundup of some other recent moves and shake-ups:
Gianfranco Ferre: Fabien Baron has been named external art director for the fashion house.
Fast Company: Jana Meier, formerly senior associate art director at Portfolio, yesterday joined the magazine as deputy art director.
Elle Decor: Louis Bofferding will now write a column for the magazine. He was previously a decorative arts contributing editor at Domino.
Rockwood Management Group: The new NYC-based consultancy for the contemporary and young designer fashion industry has hired Spike Hubbard to handle graphic design, art direction, and creative services. Hubbard previously worked for French design firm M/M.
Bottega Veneta: The Gucci-owned fashion house has selected British artist Sam Taylor-Wood to shoot its spring advertising campaign.
Banana Republic: Tomorrow Simon Kneen will join the Gap-owned brand as executive vice president of design and creative director. Kneen spent the past five years as creative design director for Retail Brand Alliance.
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