A new year and another new director of design for WSJ., the Wall Street Journal‘s lifestyle magazine. In January of last year, we told you that they’d hired former Cookie art director Alex Grossman for the position, and now we have news that they’ve hired again (no word yet on where Grossman got off to). The new lead behind WSJ.’s design team is Jolie Wernette-Horn, who left what sounds like a fairly similar position at Harper’s Bazaar. Here’s the official word:
“Jolie has a sharp eye for luxury and fashion,” said [editor-in-chief Tina Gaudoin. “Her experience at fashion and lifestyle magazines has prepared her well for The Wall Street Journal readers and will enhance the WSJ. Magazine brand.”
In addition to her position as deputy director of the art department of Harpers Bazaar, Wernette-Horn also oversaw art and layout as art director for the magazine’s biyearly fashion special, Runway Report. Prior to her tenure at Harpers Bazaar, Wernette-Horn worked at Vogue, where she was senior designer in the editorial department.
“Joining WSJ. represents the beginning of a new stage in my career,” Wernette-Horn said. “The magazine is doing such innovative things in luxury publishing, and I look forward to this new and exciting challenge.”