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Randy Minor Named Design Director of Elle

NEW YORK, December 19, 2013 – Randy Minor has been named design director of ELLE, it was announced today by ELLE editor-in-chief Robbie Myers. Minor, who was art director at New York magazine since 2006, assumes his new role on December 30.

“Randy’s keen eye for design and distinctive sensibility perfectly reflect the ELLE aesthetic,” said Myers. “His innovative approach to visual storytelling is exactly what we were looking for and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

During his tenure at New York, Minor shaped the award-winning design of nearly every section of the magazine. He also was involved in thecreation of the bi-annual New York Look magazine, published from 2007 to 2009, which covered the spring and fall fashion scene in New York, Paris and Milan. He joined New York in 2004 as deputy art director where he evolved the “Strategist” section. Prior to joining New York, Minor spent 11 years at Chicago magazine, serving as design director from 2000 to 2003 and art director from 1992 to 1999.

About ELLE

The ELLE brand, which is owned by the Lagardère Active group (France), is the No. 1 fashion magazine brand in theworld, with 44 editions, 23 million readers, and 6.6 million copies sold every month worldwide. It is also the foundation of numerous brand extensions, including ELLE Decoration (25 editions), ELLE à table (four editions), ELLEgirl (three editions) and (34 ELLE websites with 28 million uniquevisitors). The U.S. edition reaches an audience of 5.6 million readers, whofind in ELLE a rich mix of fashion, beauty and culture that invites the reader discover their personal style and public self. ELLE USA is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 1H 2013) and reaches 86 million adults (Fall 2013 MRI gfk). Follow ELLE on Twitter at @ELLEmagazine.



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Friday, December 20, 2013