Ford takes design chief position at Haymarket

Wayne Ford is rejoining Haymarket as design director for the
business group of titles, almost ten years after leaving the company.

His
duties will include working on launches and redesigns and maintaining
standards and developing art staff. He succeeds Jan Brown, who earlier
this year returned to a hands-on design role as art editor of
Management Today.

Ford joined Haymarket in 1988 and worked on
titles including What Car? and Creative Technology. In 1996 he moved to
the Guardian Media Group as art director of The Observer Life Magazine
and in 2002 set up his own design consultancy for clients including
Redwood, Haymarket, the Royal Society of Arts and Co-op Bank.

Ford
said: “Haymarket has set new standards for the design of business
titles. They have been envied and copied in equal measures. To be
trusted with the task of continuing and developing this important part
of magazine visual history is an exciting and challenging opportunity.”

● Micha Weidmann has been appointed art director for Time Out.

Weidmann
set up his own studio, working with a range of clients including Condé
Nast. His background is in directing and designing print media, having
collaborated with design studios in Geneva and Basel on corporate
designs. Prior to this, Weidmann worked exclusively with Prada and Miu
Miu before becoming art director of womenswear magazine Fashion.

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