Janet Froelich

Janet Froelich is Creative Director of The New York Times Magazine and of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Under her direction, The New York Times Magazines have won more than 60 gold and silver awards from The Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Newspaper Designers. Her work has appeared in the annuals of the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, Graphis, Print, American Photography and American Illustration. In 1999 The New York Times Magazine won the Magazine of The Year award from the Society of Publication Designers and was honored with a retrospective show at The Art Director’s Club in New York City.

In 2004, Janet Froelich oversaw the repositioning and redesign of the Part II publications of The New York Times Magazine, creating a new monthly style magazine devoted to men’s and women’s fashion, design, food and travel. This publication, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, has received wide acclaim in the fashion and design communities. And in 2006 she oversaw the design of Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, and Key: The New York Times Real Estate Magazine. Play was named one of the 10 best magazine launches of the year by Media Industry Newsletter.

Janet Froelich is a 2006 recipient of The Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Award, a past member of the board of directors of the Society of Publication Designers, a past president of The New York Chapter of the AIGA, and has served on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts graduate and undergraduate design programs.

Before joining The New York Times Magazine, she was the Art Director of The Daily News Magazine, a principal designer of The Daily News Tonight Newspaper, a teacher of drawing and painting, and a painter. She received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and has two grown children.

  1. Photo courtesy of Janet Froelich
  2. Heresies Retreat Picnic by Mary Beth Edelson