Barron’s hires new editorial design director
Chris Mihal has been hired by Barron’s as its new editorial design director.
Mihal will lead the newsroom design department to re-imagine Barron’s products for new audiences and platforms.
Mihal comes from Variety, where as creative director, he oversaw art, photography, and design, and turned the 110-year-old entertainment-industry weekly into an award-winning print and online publication known for its visual storytelling and arresting covers.
Prior to Variety, and after studying journalism graphics at Ball State University, Mihal worked at newspapers in Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, and the Northeast, helping to lead numerous redesigns and re-brands in editorial, marketing and advertising.
His work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Society for News Design, American Photography, American Illustration, and Communication Arts.