Comings & Goings | Mar 12, 2015 |
Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move
Boh staff
By Staff

The design industry is ever-evolving, what with the arrivals and departures in manufacturing and retail, marketing and publishing, interior design and architecture, and industry organizations and design centers. Editor at Large is keeping tabs on who’s coming and going in this monthly column.


Kelsey Keith, former Special Products Editor at Dwell, is now Editor in Chief at Curbed.

Veranda magazine named Deena Schacter Luxury Director and Katie Tomlinson Home Furnishings Manager. Schacter, was formerly the Ad Director for Glamour magazine, and will be responsible for managing all jewelry, watch, beauty, fashion and tabletop accounts. Tomlinson will manage interior design and trade clients, and joined Veranda after a stint in Marie Claire’s marketing department.

Dustin O’Neal has left Strohl & Company to cofound creative development and strategic communications firm DNA with Alexandra Polier.

Dan Rubinstein has been named Home + Design Editor for Departures magazine by Editor in Chief Richard David Story. Rubenstein was most recently Editor in Chief at Surface magazine.

Michelle Anya Anjirbag joined the Editor at Large team as Staff Writer.

West Elm hired Andres Ortega as Public Relations Manager. Ortega has been the creative lead behind the development and execution of brand campaigns for companies like Target, One Kings Lane, Christie's Inc., Nate Berkus at Target, Missoni for Target and Tumi.


Timur Yumusaklar has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of F. Schumacher & Co. He was previously Vice President of Customer Care at the Berlin-based fashion ecommerce company Zalando SE.

Samantha Snowden, formerly the Associate Managing Editor at Editor at Large is now the Marketing Communications Manager at The Shade Store, headquartered in Port Chester, NY.

Viyet brought on trade marketing consultant Beth Felsen as Vice President Trade and Showroom Partnerships, and interior designer and author of design blog Beach Bungalow Eight Megan Arquette as its Los Angeles Chief Curator. Felsen previously was at Serena & Lily as Trade Marketing and Sales Manager, and has recently been consulting  for various projects including this year's NYC Holiday House.

FontanaArte promoted Fernanda Chandoha to Vice President and General Manager. She is now responsible for the company’s U.S. and Canadian subsidiary.

Interior Designers/Architects

Gladys Yue, Ron Alalouf and Tom Hughes were all promoted to Principal at TPG Architecture.

Perkins+Will announced that Douglas A. Smith, AIA, AICP has joined the firm as a Managing Principal, from AECOM in Chicago.

Thomas Banks, previously the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Executive Director to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has joined architecture firm ForrestPerkins as Vice President.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) appointed designer, educator and administrator Roseanne Somerson as its 17th president.

Christopher Wise was appointed Department Director for Fine Silver at Rago Auctions, succeeding Sarah Churgin.

Hauser & Wirth has brought on Graham Steele as Senior Director at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, based in Los Angeles. Steele was previously the Senior Director of White Cube in Asia.

The Dallas Market Center named Cole Daugherty as Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Amy Galindo as Vice President of Market Services.

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