arc Aug/Sep 2019 – Issue 111
Yesterday is gone…
Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin…
After twenty years as editor of arc, the time has finally come for me to hang up my editorial boots and to pass on the baton to the talented team we have here at [d]arc media. Helen Ankers, editor of darc, will take on the role of Managing Editor of both titles with Matt Waring taking on responsibility of Editor of arc and Sarah Cullen moving up to Assistant Editor.
We have changes to our commercial staff too. We welcome new members Andrew Bousfield and Isaac Lorenzo into Media Sales with Jason Pennington becoming Head of Business Development.
I will not be heading off into the sunset, however. As Managing Director of [d]arc media, I will be responsible for further developing the commercial aspect of the business. In truth I have been spending more and more time directing our events and leaving the editorial in the capable hands of Matt and Sarah. They will continue to create dynamic and interesting features for you all to enjoy in both the printed and digital formats as well as creating engaging content for our [d]arc awards and [d]arc room events.
It’s been a long journey and, initially, a steep learning curve. I’m the first to admit that when I started as editor I didn’t know my Artemides from my Zumtobels (or Zumbotel as I printed in 1999!) and Speirs + Major was the only lighting design practice I was really familiar with due to their work in the entertainment sector from where I came (arc began life as a supplement to mondo*dr magazine, our publication for technology in entertainment). It was through the encouragement of key players in the profession such as Jonathan Speirs and Mark Major that we have thrived and have now reached a position where our next issue will be exactly twenty years since we started (where has the time gone?!). Expect to see a celebration of this in our Oct/Nov issue.
Print is still the foundation of our business and, unlike many other media companies, we will continue to produce regular bi-monthly printed issues of this publication that we know you enjoy so much.
It’s been a pleasure to be arc editor for all this time. I am as excited about the future as I am proud of the past. Here’s to the next twenty years!