Mark Setchfield, the former Art Director of Best, Love it!, Bliss and Maxim, has joined Friday as Art Editor. The award-winning designer has also worked on the British versions of Elle, Marie Claire and Grazia and most recently launched Trinity Mirror’s new website for The People newspaper.
“We are thrilled to have Mark on board,” says Gulf News Magazine’s publishing director James Hewes. “With his wealth of experience across multiple platforms we will be able to take the Friday brand to the next level.”
Mark worked with Friday Editor Karen Pasquali Jones on the launch of Love it!, the award-winning women’s weekly for News International. She adds, “It’s an exciting time for Friday and Mark’s addition to an already talented team means we can go forward with some dynamic plans for 2014.”
Mark, who left Trinity Mirror in London to join Friday, continues, “This is a fantastic opportunity and I can’t wait to help Friday thrive and grow. It’s a unique challenge but one that I’m more than ready for.”
Friday is distributed weekly with Gulf News, which has a total audited circulation of 105,792 copies (BPA Audit, June 2013, Friday edition). Friday has a total readership of 360,000.