Aaron Kenedi Named New Editor-in-Chief of Print
F+W Media has named Aaron Kenedi to the position of Editor-in-Chief of its award-winning Print brand, giving Kenedi responsibility for the future positioning and growth of all channels bearing the Print brand, on and offline. “The media business has evolved into a multi-platform business delivering content across platforms. It is critical that today’s Editor-in-Chief possess a diverse and wide range of skills to meet this challenge,” said Gary Lynch, Publisher and Editorial Director, for the F+W Media Design Group. “Guiding one of the most powerful legacy brands serving the global community of visual artists, the Editor-in-Chief of Print will be responsible for developing the brand across many different channels – magazines, books, events and digital. Aaron’s background, skill set and expertise are ideally suited to meet this challenge, extend the Print brand, and accelerate the growth of this profitable business.” “Design is more relevant today than ever. Having the opportunity to further grow such an established and well-respected brand as Print is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Kenedi. “I’m truly honored to collaborate with the talented people here to keep delivering the high quality content and design people have enjoyed for more than 70 years. And with a newly established book division, a thriving web presence, and annual contests and events, our ultimate goal is to educate and inspire new generations of design enthusiasts for the next 70 years and beyond.” Kenedi brings more than fifteen years of professional design and editorial experience to the position. He has written, edited, and designed books, magazines, newspapers, and web sites for companies including HarperCollins, Bulfinch, ESPN, TV Guide, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Kenedi was the founder and editor-in-chief of Shift Media and also served as editorial director of Miller Media, a book design firm in San Francisco. He has collaborated with leading editorial and design thinkers John Miller and Mario Garcia, and was a founding team member of Danilo Black with Roger Black in San Francisco.
Founded in 1940, Print is dedicated to showcasing extraordinary design on and off the page. Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art—Print covers commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle. Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters.
In 2009, Print was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence for the second year in a row by the American Society of Magazine Editors. A five-time winner, Print has been cited numerous times by the Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, The Art Directors Club, and The Type Directors Club.
The F+W Media Design Group features books, magazines, and events focused on the art, business, and culture of graphic design (mydesignshop.com). The Company’s award-winning brands include HOW (howdesign.com) and Print (printmag.com), its popular events include the HOW Design Conference (howconference.com), In-HOWse Designer Conference, Creative Freelancer Conference, and the Mind Your Own Business Conference.