Barbara L Dixon
Barbara L Dixon
Barbara L Dixon is a creative, results-oriented communications professional who has honed her expertise in the design field having been intimately involved in public relations, marketing, events, branding, and business development as well as publishing as an editor, writer, stylist, producer, and location scout. She has an extensive track record in developing and implementing campaigns in the luxury/lifestyle market, working in all areas of design from decor to fashion and in between. A global strategist, Barbara utilizes all arenas in media from print to broadcast, e-commerce and digital platforms.
She originally started at Ruder & Fin Public Relations in NYC and then Manning, Selvage & Lee in L.A. before venturing into publishing. She was at Architectural Digest in art and antiques before becoming the architecture editor and later the managing editor. Hachette hired her to launch ELLE Decoration into the North American market where as its founding editor, she was instrumental in developing and implementing the brand as ELLE Decor.
Barbara's career in communications expanded to Canada when Telemedia, partnered with Hachette recruited her to rebrand the Home Decor section of Canadian Living and later redesign and rebrand their design magazine that became known as Style at Home.
When HGTV Canada started, Barbara had already been appearing on CityTV, CBC, Can West Global so was a natural choice to be involved in producing and directing numerous shows for them.
In 2004, Barbara started commuting between Toronto and Manhattan where she launched MyHouse, a consumer group of regional publications for MacGraw-Hill Companies. In 2006, she returned to NYC full time, taking over as editorial director of Cottages & Gardens (HC&G, PBC&G, CTC&G).
Today, Barbara consults with internet companies on their editorial content as well as expand their business platform, writes/edits/styles for numerous publications, develops multi-platform marketing communications strategies and develops and writes web sites for designers and manufacturers. In addition she has a designer referral service.
SpecialtyArchitecture, Design, Manufacturing
SkillsWriting, Editing, Styling, Producing, PR/Marketing Campaigns, Branding/Business Development, Web Site Development and Implementation
Cottages & Gardens Publications-Editorial Director
ELLE Decor-Founding Editor
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST-Managing Editor
Style at Home-Editor-in-Chief
TV Commentator/Producer/Director-This Small Space, Room to Grow, Love by Design, CityTV