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Florian Bachleda is the Creative Director of Fast Company Media, where he directs the creative content for the print and digital platforms. Previously, he was the Creative Director of FB Design, whose clients included Time Inc., Condé Nast, Hearst, and Latina among others. He was also Design Director of Vibe, and worked at New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly and the Village Voice.
Since joining Fast Company in November 2010, Bachleda and his team have won 6 Gold Medals and 7 Silver Medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The Gold Medals include wins for the 2011 "Redesign of the Year" and the 2013 "Brand of the Year" - which judges a brand on its print magazine, tablet app, and websites. They have also been nominated for the 2012 "Magazine of the Year" and 2012 "Tablet App of the Year."
In May 2014, Fast Company won the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for "Magazine of the Year" - the industry's highest honor - which judges a brand on its print magazine, tablet app, websites, and brand extensions.
Bachleda and his teams have also won additional awards from the Society of Publication Designers, American Photography, American Illustration, Print magazine and Communication Arts, among others. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts and has chaired and juried numerous design, photography and illustration competitions. He has served as President of the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) and was on its Board of Directors for five years. He most recently served as the Co-Chair for the 50th annual SPD design competition and awards gala.