Revolving Door: Guardian Creative Director Mark Porter Resigns

While Neville Brody might be doing some arriving, there’s also some high-profile leaving going on in the UK this week. Late Friday of last week, the Guardian announced some movement within their editorial management ranks, including the news that their long-time creative director, Mark Porter, was planning to exit the company come mid-April. Porter has been with the paper for 14 years and had been central to both its several major print redesigns, as well as its push onto the internet and, more recently, into mobile. Not an acrimonious exit at all, instead, Porter also made the announcement on his blog as the paper released its news on their site, saying “I’ve been here a long time and I’m beginning to feel like I’ve done it all, most of it several times over. So it’s time to move on.” That moving on he explained further over the weekend, again on his blog, saying his plan is to go freelance, but still largely within the newspaper business, staying “small, fast, and flexible” in his new career.