Ian Adelman / The New York Times
Ian Adleman, called “one of the hottest hands in digital design” by WWD Media, recently joined The New York Times to oversee a redesign of the look and feel of the newspaper’s Web site. Previously at New York Magazine, under his direction, nymag.com became widely recognized for its thoughtful and energetic visual expression of the New York Magazine brand online.
Before joining nymag.com, Adelman spent several years as an independent design consultant and illustrator, working across digital and print media. During this time, Adelman applied his love of problem solving to everything from rich software and web applications to logotypes, album covers and hand-made typographic illustrations. Earlier, he worked for Microsoft, first designing interactive television prototypes and then an online magazine. Adelman was the founding art director of slate.com, launched by Microsoft in 1996.
Adelman holds a BFA in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has also been a critic.