/// Dirk Barnett

February 4, 2014  |  Engage14

As the Creative Director of The New Republic, Dirk has supervised the rebranding of this nearly 100-year-old title on politics and the arts, working alongside Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to redesign print, web and tablet components. Before joining this brand, he was the Creative Director of the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., where he recently received a gold medal from The Society of Publication Designers for the relaunched Newsweek tablet app.

He has served in similar roles at Blender, Maxim, Key, the New York Times Real Estate Magazine, Play, The New York Times Sports Magazine, Premiere and Anthropologie.  His work has also been recognized by British Design and Art Direction (D&AD), The Art Directors Club (ADC), the Type Directors Club (TDC), The Society of Publication Designers (SPD), the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), the American Institue of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Communication Arts, PRINT, and American Illustration / Photography.

Barnett has chaired and juried competitions for American Illustration, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Applied Arts, the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, the Art Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Designers, where he served as a board member and Vice-President from 2007-2010.

He has also lectured throughout the United States and abroad including Copenhagen, Oslo and Hong Kong. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Gaffney, a jewelry designer, and their two sons Bodhi and Max.


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