F+W Names New Editor-in-Chief of Print

Aaron Kenedi has been appointed editor-in-chief of Print, the 70-year-old graphic design magazine that owner F+W Media is now focusing on as “a brand serving the global community of visual artists,” according to a statement issued last week by Gary Lynch, publisher and editorial director for F+W’s media design group. “The editor-in-chief of Print will be responsible for developing the brand across many different channels—magazines, books, events, and digital,” noted Lynch. “Aaron’s background, skill set, and expertise are ideally suited to meet this challenge, extend the Print brand, and accelerate the growth of this profitable business.” Kenedi previously served as editor-in-chief of Shift, an online magazine about the environment that published articles and blogs for several months in late 2006. He has also held the role of editorial director at Big Fish, a San Francisco-based book packaging company, and worked at Danilo Black. Kenedi replaces Emily Gordon, whose January departure was greeted with shock by many in the design community.