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Michael Boodro to leave role at Elle Decor

news | May 26, 2017
Yesterday, it was announced internally that Michael Boodro will no longer be editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, after eight years with the HEARST DESIGN GROUP publication. The reasons were not made known, nor was a successor named. As Boodro tells EAL, “I plan to take some time off. I have been work...

McGuire veteran now DECASO president

comings & goings | May 4, 2017
DECASO (Decorative Arts Society), has named Kendra Frisbie to its new position of president. She will oversee brand strategy, membership recruitment, trade relationships, marketing and public relations, and reports to Gregg Brockway, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chairish, DECASO’s p...

ASFD appoints its third-ever female prez

comings & goings | May 2, 2017
American Society of Furniture Designers announced a number of new officers and board members, and Greensboro, North Carolina, designer Catina Roscoe became the third woman to be named president since the organization’s founding in 1981. “As the unified voice of the furniture design community, it...

Behind the DLN's innovative new board

comings & goings | April 11, 2017
For the first time in the organization's decade-long history, a self-selecting roster of board members for the Design Leadership Network has been formed. The group of industry pros represent all sides of the industry including top design and architecture firms and lighting and fabric manufacture...

Vyshali “Vee” Desai joins the DDB as Design Professionals director

comings & goings | April 10, 2017
Last month, the Decoration & Design Building welcomed Vyshali “Vee” Desai as the new head of its Design Professionals program. She will work on expanding and promoting the Designer Referral Program. Desai, who calls the DDB “the center of the interior design world,” brings prior experience e...

Livingly CEO discusses her new role

comings & goings | March 29, 2017
Erica Carter has been named CEO of lifestyle digital publisher Livingly Media, and as of April 14, will also be on the company’s board. Carter brings experience as Livingly Media’s SVP and general manager since 2015, overseeing marketing, operations, analytics and finance functions; previously, ...

Meet Donghia’s new president, Jonathan Witmer

comings & goings | March 22, 2017
Jonathan Witmer landed at Donghia last month, following chapters in a career that has led him around the world. The newly appointed exec has worked at Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, where he was responsible for three of the company’s global luxury businesses, including hospitality and contr...

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | March 17, 2017
Spring has sprung and the interiors realm is full of notable promotions and career changes. Browse our roundup of the latest moves across the industry. DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Duan Tran has been promoted to partner at KAA Design in California, where he has served as principal since 2014 ...

WithIt announces 2017 board members

comings & goings | March 2, 2017
Dorian Stacy Sims, president of Stacy Furniture & Design, has been named 2017 president of Withit’s board of directors, and will be joined by new vice presidents Deb Barrett, Abby Lane, Susan Lenhart, Jessica Norby, Kaitlin Surdoval and Kayla Wallace. The women’s leadership nonprofit, which ...

Sustainable Furnishings Council names new board members

comings & goings | March 1, 2017
Three new appointees have joined the board of directors at the Sustainable Furnishings Council: Rene De Kok, president and CEO of ScanCom, a Vietnam-based manufacturer of outdoor furnishings; Erika Heet, editor in chief of Interiors magazine; and Matt Huber, vice president and marketing director...

Jill Waage named Trad Home's new editor in chief

comings & goings | February 23, 2017
Ann Omvig Maine is retiring after 35 years at Meredith Corporation, with the last 15 spent at Traditional Home, and Jill Waage, most recently the editorial director of digital content and products for Better Homes & Gardens, is stepping in as editor in chief.  Jill Waage Waage brings...

Audrey Margarite discusses new gig at Bunny Williams Home

comings & goings | February 7, 2017
Audrey Margarite is the newly named creative director at Bunny Williams Home, but she’s hardly new to the company: She’ll be celebrating her 11th anniversary at the firm at the end of May, and has worked side by side with Williams on design and product development for the brand and all of Bunny’...

Galerie magazine appoints Barbara Friedmann COO

comings & goings | January 18, 2017
Barbara Friedmann has joined Galerie magazine as chief operating officer, effective immediately. She is now responsible for strategic planning, advertising sales, production, circulation, budget and overall financial performance.  “Barbara brings so much knowledge of the industry and we a...

Calvin Klein Home names vice president of design

comings & goings | January 18, 2017
Clémande Burgevin Blachman has been named vice president of design at Calvin Klein Home. As of today, she’ll report directly to the brand’s chief creative officer, Raf Simons, and will oversee the creative direction and design of all of Calvin Klein’s home collections. Clémande Burgevin Bla...

Jenny Heinzen York takes on a new role

comings & goings | January 11, 2017
Jenny Heinzen York is now vice president of Home at Americasmart, following nearly a decade of serving as editor in chief at Progressive Business Media’s Home Accents Today magazine. Jenny Heinzen York In her role, Heinzen York will create and develop print and digital content as well as...

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | December 20, 2016
The latest moves and shakes in the design industry arrive just in time for the holidays. Check out who’s going where, and when, in EAL’s latest roundup of the top career changes in the industry.  DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has hired fashion industry veteran Paul...

Margaret Russell named editor at large at Galerie magazine

comings & goings | December 16, 2016
Margaret Russell has joined the art and design magazine GALERIE as editor at large. The former ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST editor in chief will consult on editorial strategy and content starting with the publication’s fourth issue, set to be published in March 2017. She’ll also work on the launch of th...

New leadership named for High Point Market Authority

comings & goings | November 7, 2016
During its quarterly meeting last month, High Point Market Authority named incoming board members, including new chairman Jeff Scheffer, president and CEO of Universal Furniture.  High Point Market returns over April 22 to 26, 2017 Outgoing board chairman Doug Bassett, president of Vaugh...

Galerie’s editorial-creative team to be replaced

comings & goings | November 1, 2016
Galerie, owned by Lisa and James Cohen, has “moved on to pursue a new content-producing team,” according to an email announcement from the magazine’s former editor in chief, Suzanne Slesin, who is also founder, publisher and editorial director of Pointed Leaf Press. Frederico Farina, creative di...

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | October 31, 2016
Discover who’s doing what and where in EAL’s most recent roundup of the design industry’s movers and shakers. DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE  Cullman & Kravis has named four senior designers to the roles of senior design partners: Lee Cavanaugh, Sarah DePalo, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urba...

ASID NY Metro names board members

comings & goings | October 13, 2016
The ASID New York Metro chapter has named its 2016–2017 chapter officers, including new president Glenn Gissler and eight other board members. ASID NY Metro's new board members, from left: Bonnie Hoeker, Bjorn Bjornnson, Jewells Blackwell, Asler Valero, Danielle McWilliams, Glenn Gissler, V...

Hearst Design Group announces new hires, promotions

comings & goings | August 26, 2016
Hearst Design Group, which includes Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda, earlier this week announced a number of new hires and promotions: Jennifer Condon is joining as senior market editor, Benjamin Reynaert and Lucy McDonald Bamman have been named market editors, and Patrick Rogers has bee...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | August 9, 2016
Summer is no longer a slow season: Just ask any number of the many career-changing designers and other industry pros making moves during these dog days. Browse EAL’s lineup of the latest comings and goings in the design industry. DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Decor Aid has hired Lori Touchton ...

Orli Ben-Dor leaves role at Hearst for West Coast opportunity

comings & goings | August 5, 2016
Orli Ben-Dor, former market editor at Hearst Design Group, has accepted a new role as creative director for Peter Dunham’s Hollywood at Home shop and brand in Los Angeles. Orli Ben-Dor Ben-Dor joins Hollywood at Home following 12 years in editorial in the shelter category, most recently ...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | July 5, 2016
Industry pros are moving on and moving up. Discover EAL’s latest rundown of the new gigs the leaders are taking on this summer: EDITORIAL & PUBLISHING Town & Country has hired three new employees and has also changed the roles of two of its senior editors. Norman Vanamee, a former on...

Wayfair appoints government and industry relations liaison

comings & goings | June 28, 2016
Michael O’Hanlon has been named vice president of government and industry relations at the Wayfair, having formerly served as the housewares brand’s vice president of corporate and business development. His new role will include managing government relations strategy and collaborating with legis...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | May 13, 2016
Spring cleaning isn't just for the home; plenty of designers and other industry professionals have dusted off their resumes and are headed off to new opportunities. Discover who’s who, and who’s where, in EAL’s seasonal roundup of the industry’s notable career moves. EDITORIAL & PUBLISHIN...

Donghia names new director of furniture & lighting design

comings & goings | May 3, 2016
Donghia has a new director in charge of lighting and furniture design: Stephen Levine, who was previously director of visual merchandising at the company, will take on the role. In addition to his in-house experience, Levine brings insights gained during his time as creative director at Rose Tar...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | February 12, 2016
New year, new faces: The year has just begun and interior design industry pros are making career moves large and small. Read on for EAL’s latest survey of the employment landscape. EDITORIAL & PUBLISHING Blaire Rzempoluch has joined Luxe Interiors + Design as national home furnishings ...

AD names Shax Riegler executive editor

comings & goings | January 27, 2016
Architectural Digest has appointed Shax Riegler as executive editor, announced the magazine’s editor in chief, Margaret Russell, on Monday. He replaces Stephen Wallis, who will now serve as a contributing editor. Shax Riegler “Shax will be an enormous asset to our team,” Russell said. “H...
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