Jeremy Leslie recently left John Brown Media after ten years there, having overseen a design department of 70 people.
‘After taking a good look at our creative skills and resources we have decided we no longer need the position of executive creative director to oversee the creative output on a group-wide basis,’ says John Brown Media group managing director Dean Fitzpatrick.
Four existing creative directors will continue to oversee their individual departments, including Chris Parker, who leads the magazine design team, Susie Sinclair, who looks after the contract publisher’s catalogue work, Sara Lynn, who heads up the children’s department and Christian Rutland, who looks after John Brown’s digital output.
Leslie joined the contract publishing and brand communications group John Brown Media in the late 1990s, following some time running his own editorial design consultancy. In the early 1990s he spent three years as group art director at Time Out Group.
Leslie retains his positions as a member of the D&AD executive committee and chair of the Editorial Design Organisation.
According to his blog Magculture.com, Leslie is now on holiday until mid-August.