Shape boosts art team with a senior designer

Taylor: enjoying being involved in magazine planning and production

Shape is strengthening its art and design team with the appointment of a senior designer, Kristie Taylor.

Australia-born Taylor joins the editorial team, reporting directly to acting editor Liz Jarvis.

Taylor began her career in graphic design in Australia in 1993 as junior designer on mass-market, weekly Hollywood gossip magazine Women’s Day. She then moved to The Australian Women’s Weekly, where she progressed from designer to deputy art director, then art director and finally associate art director.

A spell of freelancing on Australian titles, including Take 5 Mag, Good Medicine and New Woman, pre-empted her move to the UK in September this year.

Since her arrival she has been a freelance designer working on leading women’s titles Elle, Marie Claire, Closer and Glamour, before joining the Shape team this month.

Taylor is excited about her new role within the company. She said: “After freelancing for a number of years, it’s a nice change to be involved in the planning and production of a magazine from start to finish. It’s an exciting time to be involved with Shape magazine.”

Jarvis commented: “I’m delighted that Kristie has joined Shape and have every confidence that she will develop and enhance the design of the magazine.”

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