The New York Times Magazine is popular for its visually appealing covers and design, so if you happen to follow it religiously, you might notice a slight change come 2014. The man behind all that, Arem Duplessis, has confirmed that he is leaving the magazine behind and joining Apple as creative director in February 2014. He will be working with the internal marketing team after spending nearly ten years at The New York Times Magazine. Duplessis says that its time for a new chapter and a new challenge, which is why he has moved on to Apple.

Recent reports suggest that Apple is interested in expanding the internal marketing department’s size by up to twice and that it is actively looking to hire renowned designers and marketing professionals to take top roles. The department is said to be involved in Apple’s website design, development of ad spots for the company’s iAd platform and more. Rumor has it that Apple wants the department to play a bigger role in its branding efforts, which will certainly reduce the amount of work that Apple has to enlist external agencies for. Duplessis design knowledge and experience will certainly be a welcome addition to the team as it looks to broaden its horizons. [Image via Cover Junkie]

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