Canadian Magazine Industry News
26 March 2008,     TORONTO
Jessica Rose is the new art director at Toronto Life

[This story has been updated and includes revisions.]

It took almost 10 months, but Toronto Life has hired a new full-time art director. Jessica Rose, 29, fills the spot vacated by Carol Moskot, who left the St. Joseph Media city mag last June to launch Jewish Living in New York.

Photo credit: Jessica Eaton

Rose’s experience includes a term as a designer with Pod 10 Art & Design, led by creative director Carmen Dunjko. She's also worked as the art director/curator for the Drake Hotel and was an organizer for the inaugural Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto. She has a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and her art has been exhibited internationally.

Magazine experience is noticeably absent from this resumé, but Toronto Life editor-in-chief Sarah Fulford says great ideas, creative vision and contemporary sensibility—things she believes Rose has an abundance of—are “much more important than understanding the machinations of a magazine.”

Nevertheless, Rose will have to learn quickly, which is why Louis Fischauf, who has been serving as interim art director, will stay on for a few months as design director.

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