Fortune names new creative director
Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer sent out the following staff announcement on Wednesday morning:
I am delighted to announce that Brandon Kavulla will be joining Fortune as our new Creative Director.
Brandon is an award-winning, veteran CD who will be an incredibly valuable addition to our team. For the last two years Brandon has served as the creative director of Wired in San Francisco. There he led a cross-platform redesign for print and tablet editions. Brandon has received various honors including three of his titles being nominated for ASMEs in design, the most recent being Wired, as well as Details and Spin. Two of his titles (Vibe and Men’s Health) have also won for General Excellence.
He is an 9-time gold medal and a 8-time silver medal winner from the Society of Publication Designers. His art direction and design have also been awarded by and appeared in Print, Graphis, How, The Art Director’s Club, American Photography, American Illustration, and at Best Life received editorial photograph of the year from American Photo magazine. While at Men’s Health, he along with his photo director were the lead feature of PDN magazine’s annual “Players” issue highlighting innovators in photography.
Under his creative direction Wired also won its first award from the Type Director’s club for motion typography. Brandon is a frequent judge for the Society of Publication Designers and ASME and was the co-host of the SPD Gala in 2011.
Brandon is originally from Stow, Ohio and attended Kent State University’s Visual Communication Design program. He will be back in Manhattan soon with his wife Anne-Marie, daughter Anastasia (6) son Adam (4), and another (Annie says last) one on the way. Please join me in welcoming Brandon.