5280 Hires Nationally Recognized Art Director

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Art Director from National Geographic Adventure joins the team at 5280 Denver's Magazine.

Denver’s 5280 Magazine today announced that, after a nationwide search, it has hired award-winning designer David McKenna as its new art director. McKenna most recently worked at National Geographic Adventure.

“David is arguably one of the very best art directors working in magazines today,” said editor and publisher Daniel Brogan. “His contributions to 5280 will be dramatic.”

While at National Geographic Adventure, McKenna’s striking cover designs resulted in the magazine’s best-ever newsstand sales. His work has been recognized with a National Magazine Award nomination for General Excellence, as well as other honors including a Society of Publication Designers award and Folio’s Ozzie Award recognizing excellence in magazine redesign. His work is featured in both the American Illustration and American Photo books.

“I look forward to collaborating with the amazing team at 5280,” said McKenna. “I also look forward to being inspired by the magazine’s excellent investigative journalism, human-interest stories, and “Best Of” lists. Plus, as a very recent NYC transplant, I will be exploring all Denver has to offer and will be putting the magazine’s insider tips to the test.”

About 5280
Celebrating 17 years as Denver’s Magazine, 5280 is the essential guide to local issues, dining, arts, entertainment, and living well in the Mile High City. Founded in 1993, 5280 is now the largest local magazine in Colorado. It has higher market penetration than any other city magazine in America, and regularly outsells such national titles as Time, People, Oprah, and Martha Stewart Living on local newsstands.

The magazine's stories often make national headlines, and since 2005, 5280 has been nominated for four National Magazine Awards. 5280 supports a wide variety of civic, cultural, and philanthropic organizations and is one of the nation's greenest magazines, having printed on recycled paper for more than 10 years. More information about the magazine can be found at 5280.com.


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