Print is an iconic design and visual culture brand encompassing a venerated magazine, a website, premium book and e-book lines, and the Regional Design Annual, one of the most well-respected design competitions in the industry.
Founded in 1940, Print seeks to build a dialogue about design by detailing the intersections of art and culture. Rather than focusing on the how-to of design, the experts who write for Print cover the why—why the world of design looks the way it does, how it has evolved, and why the way it looks matters.
To fulfill its mission, Print focuses on a broad stroke of visual culture today, covering everything from publication design to interactive work, motion graphics, corporate branding, exhibitions, illustration and socially conscious design.
Print is sophisticated. Bold. Distinguished. Experienced. Savvy. The longest-running stateside graphic design publication, it has won five National Magazine Awards—the industry’s highest honor.
As the design world has evolved over the decades, Print has been right there with it, and will continue to evolve to bring its readers the best design writing from the most prominent authors, legends and critics in the field today. Print’s contributing editors and regular writers include such top design thinkers as Michael Dooley, Steven Heller, Claire Lui, Debbie Millman, Rick Poynor, Ellen Shapiro, Paul Shaw, Jude Stewart and Douglas Wolk.
Bridgid Agricola Design Community Content Director, Print + HOW
Bridgid joined HOW in 2007 as art director. She has since served as a senior art director for HOW magazine and a content director for HOW Interactive Design. Currently, Bridgid is content director for the design community, which includes both HOW and Print. These two brands are dedicated to providing inspiration and information to designers through a variety of mediums, including magazines, websites, design books, online products, competitions, events and more. Bridgid is always on the move, whether traveling, speaking, teaching or hitting the trails with her two- and four-legged race partners.
Zachary Petit Editor, Print
Zachary Petit is an award-winning journalist and a lifelong literary and design nerd. Prior to joining Print and HOW as senior managing editor, he was the managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine, and executive editor of several related newsstand titles. Alongside the thousands of articles he has penned as a staff writer and editor, his words have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Melissa Rossi’s What Every American Should Know book series, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and many other outlets. In his free time you can find him on pilgrimages around the globe, staring contentedly into the depths of old-world machinery at such destinations as the Mackenzie Printery in Ontario or the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. @ZacharyPetit
Ronson Slagle Art Director, Print
Ronson Slagle has spent nearly 20 years as a designer in all variety of disciplines, from publication design to developing websites to illustrating children’s books. He has won awards for designing infographics, spearheaded ad campaigns and once spent an afternoon sketching on-the-spot portraits for charity. Not coincidentally, his identity crisis has also lasted roughly 20 years. Slagle is passionate about design, music, art, cats, vegetables and comedy podcasts.
Jessica Kuhn Editor, HOW; Content Partner, Print
Over the course of more than six years with HOW, Jessie has learned that designers are some of the most interesting and innovative people around. She sees stunning work all day long and is surrounded by creative energy from the readers of HOW and Print that encourages her to pursue her own passions. She’s done this by broadening her once print-driven career into digital and online editing as well as keeping her keen skills for sniffing out a story sharp (after all, she is a former reporter). Jessie writes HOW’s Designing Change column and sets the editorial strategies for the Design community’s online properties.
Erin Prus Interactive Content Director, Print + HOW
Erin Prus is the content director for HOW Interactive Design, where she’s found the right blend of creative, innovative and academic. Erin’s background includes writing, teaching and editing — ranging from healthcare to software, spanning print to digital media. Intersecting all industries is Erin’s passion for people, and she’s especially fond of designers —making the community an ideal fit for her. When she’s away from the pen and page, you’ll find Erin collaborating with a much smaller creative at home or burying her nose in a novel.
Amanda Aszman Associate Editor, Print + HOW
Having always admired creative communication in its many forms, Amanda is excited to join the Print and HOW teams so that she can admire design from a new perspective. With a background in writing, editing and marketing, Amanda has worked with a variety of creative people, from glass blowers to fellow word nerds, which has instilled in her a fascination with that drive to create that we all share. In her free time, she reads good books and writes fiction for young adults. @AmandaShayne
If you are interested in writing for us, please contact editor Zachary Petit.