Welcome.

I'm an art director and designer consulting on a variety of projects both on-site and off.

I've worked on a wide range of print magazine assignments, such as ongoing art direction, prototype creation, and redesigns for clients including Scholastic,  AARP, and McKinsey & Co.  I also have extensive experience working on staff at consumer magazines, including 10 years as an art director at Fortune.

In addition to print, I've worked on the creation and launch of tablet editions for Entertainment Weekly and Reader's Digest, led the design and development of the Departures Blackbook iPad app for American Express Publishing, and for two years was involved in ongoing design and consulting for the tablet editions of Food+Wine and Travel+Leisure.

Recent projects: 

WWD Beauty Inc
Art direct and design a B2B magazine covering the beauty industry.

AQ: Athlete's Quarterly
Art direct and design a luxury lifestyle magazine for professional athletes. 

McKinsey & Co.
Art direct and design a book of global finance essays and associated collateral materials for a Canadian Pension Board summit. 

Current and past clients include:

AARP, AQ - Athletes Quarterly, Architectural Digest, Bloomberg Markets, Departures, Don Morris Design, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Food+Wine, Maryjane Fahey Design, McGraw-Hill, McKinsey & Co., Robert Newman Design, Reader's Digest, Rodale, Scholastic, Travel+Leisure, WWD Beauty Inc, Women's Health

2001 - 2010
Fortune
Associate Art Director

2000-2001
Newsweek
Freelance Senior Art Director

1996-2000
React Magazine
Art Director

My work has been recognized by Print's Regional Design Annual, The Society of Publication Designers, and American Illustration. I hold a BA in Literature from New York University and attended NYU ITP Camp 2016.

CONTACT

lrubes@mac.com
212 489 7910