And to finish out the day on one more note of leaving through the front door for that one last time, though on a more positive note, we received the following information thanks to a readers’ tip:
Sam Mandragona, Creative Director for NBC Artworks has left NBC Universal after more than 23 years of being with the company. He is the recipient of 5 Emmy Awards in graphic design and various Broadcast Designers Association awards. Mandragona was the Creative Director for the launch of MSNBC in 1996. He became Executive Creative Director for NBC DesignWorks in 2000. Most recently, he was responsible for the Decision 08 graphic design including the virtual sets that aired on the NBC Network and MSNBC.
For more info on Mandagona’s leaving NBC, we highly recommend reading NewscastStudio’s three part interview with him (the third should be put up sometime tomorrow). Also, if you’re looking for a big name new talent, you’ll notice in that link the mention that he’s “actively looking for a new position.” So here’s your chance to snag him.