| Aug 14, 2013 |
Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move
By Staff

The design industry is full of new and changing faces. Editor at Large is tracking who's coming and who's going. Below are a few changes of note.

Luxe Interiors + Design welcomes Mimi Faucett to the editorial team as market editor, effective this week. New York-based Faucett will report on market trends and oversee social media strategy for the powerhouse shelter brand. Prior to joining Luxe, Faucett was the market assistant at Traditional Home, where she scouted, edited and reported content for both print and digital platforms. She had also been a freelance market editor at Better Homes & Gardens magazine and a freelance style assistant at HGTV magazine.

Eric Pike, formerly creative director at Martha Stewart Living, has been named editor-in-chief. 

Pilar Guzmán, formerly VP and editor in chief of Martha Stewart Living, has been named editor in chief at Condé Nast Traveler.

Tori Jones, formerly the associate decoration editor at VERANDA, is heading to Schumacher to be marketing manager there. Her primary responsibilities will be focused on social media and public relations.

SANDOW is building out its corporate team with the internal promotion of two staffers, Pamela S. McNally to executive director, digital, and Rachel Long to executive director, events, both newly created positions. In addition, Shawn Larson recently joined SANDOW as vice president, production, another newly created position at the company. The news was announced today by Peter Fain, SANDOW’s Chief Operating Officer. These moves are part of an overall goal to foster more collaboration and cross-pollination amongst SANDOW’s brands, which include Interior Design Media, Worth, NewBeauty, Luxe Interiors + Design, Culture + Commerce, Material ConneXion and Fred Segal, and to increase efficiency and revenue growth across the company.

Cristofle named Liz Nightingale to the position of executive director of marketing. Nightingale has previously served as director of marketing & communication at Schumacher and Patterson, Flynn and Martin; director of promotion at VERANDA; and senior director global marketing services at MasterCard.

Company C has named Christine Parish director of marketing, a new position for the furniture and textiles resource. Parish has assumed charge of managing the Company C brand and oversees all strategic, creative, public-relations and paid media efforts. She reports directly to Chris Chapin, the company’s co-founder and owner. Before joining Company C, Parish held marketing posts with Williams-Sonoma, Restoration Hardware and Duckhorn Wine Co., among other firms.

Safavieh has promoted Carol Tisch to vice president of marketing and branding strategy. Tisch joined Safavieh in 2005 as director of marketing when the wholesale operation was exclusively focused on area rugs. Prior to joining Safavieh, Tisch spent a number of years in publishing and was a marketing consultant for Mohawk Industries' consumer broadloom, area rug and commercial patterned carpet divisions. She was president of Tisch Communications in New York for 15 years, and has developed major marketing initiatives for clients such as Tufenkian Tibetan Carpets, ICI Fibres' Tactesse nylon and Springs Industries.

After many years at HBF & HBF Textiles, Sarah Nielsen has taken a position as global communications manager with 3M Architectural Markets in Minnesota.

Arte Italica has hired Tania Perez-Nieves as its new inside sales support manager, a new position created to improve the overall customer service. Perez-Nieves will be responsible for Arte Italica customer outreach, sales, service and sales force support. Prior to this appointment, Perez-Nieves served in various sales and sales support roles in the industry, including 11 years with Silvestri, four years with Aldik and most recently with Euro Ceramica. Perez-Nieves also worked with Collins while at permanent showroom building 7W New York assisting in the launching of trade shows and in a customer and sales support role.

GLM has announced the promotion of Michelle Karol to the position of sales manager for NY NOW HANDMADE, one of four product collections to debut at the summer edition of NY NOW (formerly NYIGF®). Karol, a five-year veteran of New York’s HANDMADE sales team, will report directly to NY NOW director Christian Falkenberg.

Tony Guasco has joined the integrated marketing and communications company White Good as its Art Director. He has a Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design from Millersville University.

Scott Arthur Yerkey, ASID, has joined the Susan Fredman Design Group as a senior designer. Yerkley will be responsible for the design, space planning and project managment of interior projects on behalf of Susan Fredman Design Group clientele. He has applied his own artistic and casually elegant aesthetic to his projects for more than fifteen years as president of his own firm, Scott Arthur Yerkey Design, and holds a bachelor of fine arts in interior design from the Illinois Institute of Art.

Comings and goings we missed? Drop us a line at ssnowden@editoratlarge.com and let us know!

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