Martha Stewart Living appoints Abbey Kuster-Prokell as creative director, and James Maikowski as art director

As creative director, Kuster-Prokell will continue to evolve and elevate the look of the brand, and oversee the execution of its visual identity across its media platforms. She most recently served as design director for Bed Bath & Beyond, where she created the first in-house design team. Previously, she was the design director for Real Simple, and before that worked as deputy design director for Martha Stewart Living. Kuster-Prokell will report directly to editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Graves, who took the helm of Martha Stewart Living in January 2016.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Abbey back into the fold as creative director of Martha Stewart Living,” says Graves. “She’s incredibly talented, and I know she will be instrumental in taking this brand to even greater heights.”

Maikowski was most recently Art Director at Food & Wine, where he spent more than 10 years. He oversaw the design for all channels of the brand, including the monthly print magazine and cookbooks. He earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. He will report directly to Kuster-Prokell.

“James is a great addition to the team,” says Graves. “I look forward to seeing everything he will accomplish here.”

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