Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Derek Simmons leaving the Los Angeles Times


It is with a mix of feelings we announce deputy design director Derek Simmons is departing The Times to return to the Minneapolis Star Tribune as assistant managing editor for visuals.

Derek arrived at the Times six years ago and made an immediate impact. His creativity and attention to detail helped push the design of Business and Sports, especially Sports special sections, to new heights.

He was part of the team that redesigned the paper in 2008, against the grain of over design sweeping the industry. He made contributions to our best news projects, our Oscars coverage, our overall use of illustration, and helped create the Saturday section.

During his time with us, The Times won more design awards from the Society for News Design than any paper over any similar period ever.

To put it simply, he made us better. We are sad he is leaving but proud he is moving on to such a great opportunity. He earned it.

Derek's last day is Dec. 4. Please stop by and wish him well.

Michael and Colin

SOURCE: Brett Levy

No comments: