Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – October 2, 2015 – After seven years of service as Dirt Rag Art Director, Matt Kasprzyk is moving on to a new career at SCOTT Sports. Issue #188 will be his last with Dirt Rag. “I’ve been challenged and inspired during my tenure at Rotating Mass Media and Dirt Rag Magazine. I’ve met some of the best people in my life and have developed genuine friendships because of the opportunities my position afforded me,” said Kasprzyk.
Kasprzyk modernized the look and feel of Dirt Rag during his tenure. “Any job at Dirt Rag is what you make of it, and after seven years I feel that I’ve made significant improvements to the title. I’m looking forward to challenging myself further with SCOTT Sports and I am excited to see what the future holds for the independent mountain bike title that put a lot of faith in my skills,” he said.
“It’s been great working with Matt and we wish him the best in his new career,” said Maurice Tierney, publisher at Rotating Mass Media. “He’s really done great things for the look of the magazine, while raising the Dirt Rag brand to a higher level.”
Kasprzyk’s vacancy will be filled by long-time Bicycle Times Art Director Stephen Haynes (pictured). “As a longtime fan of Dirt Rag, I’m super geeked and honored to be given the opportunity to build on the solid visual foundation that Matt and others have had a hand in over the last twenty five plus years,” Haynes said. “I look forward to adding my own dorky, demented, and often damnable and alliterative touch to one of the bike industry’s long-standing publications and one of the art world’s unsung champions.”
“I love the work Stephen has contributed to Bicycle Times and can’t wait to jump into the next chapter of Dirt Rag with him at the visual helm,” Tierney added. “It’s gonna be fun!”
Help wanted: Bicycle Times Art Director
With Haynes’ transition to Dirt Rag, Rotating Mass Media is currently accepting applications for the role of art director at Bicycle Times. The art director works closely with the editor-in-chief to plan, develop and execute each issue.
This person will also oversee the conceptualization and execution of the Bicycle Times brand by creating visual design that reinforces brand identity throughout all print and digital assets. They will also work in close partnership with the entire staff to develop and facilitate quality content for print and web. Full job description available from Rotating Mass Media.
“I’m happy to have had a hand in building Bicycle Times into what it is today and look forward to welcoming its new visual caretaker, whomever he/she may be,” Haynes said.
Application deadline is October 19, 2015.