Margaret Swart

Design Director

Margaret has more than 25 years of high-end design experience including editorial projects for both print and digital production. At Godfrey Dadich Partners, she, along with Creative Director Allie Fisher, led redesigns for National Geographic and ACLU magazine. Her magazine career began at Women’s Sports & Fitness, where she was hired as the magazine was being redesigned. She held several positions within the IDG magazine family (including Publish and PCWorld) before being hired as creative director at a software marketing consulting firm.

After several years developing corporate branding and collateral, she returned to the editorial world to work at wired under Scott Dadich. Her work at the magazine included two stints spanning seven years, two redesigns, and the development of the groundbreaking wired iOS app. The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has recognized her individual print and digital feature design work at wired, and she was a critical part of the team that won dozens of awards from SPD (including Best Redesign) and four ASME awards in Design. Between tenures at wired, she was on the design/development team for The New Yorker app, and designed both monthly and single-issue apps for other Condé Nast titles including Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, and Self.

She has also redesigned Smithsonian and Foreign Policy magazines, and spent two years as creative director on the latter title. After starting a design consultancy, she and one other partner redesigned San Francisco magazine, spent almost a year handling creative direction for The Atlantic, and helmed a refresh for Martha Stewart Living.

Margaret lives in the Sierra gold country, and spends her non-working hours mountain biking with her husband, herding cats, and attempting to grow artisanal garlic and jalapenos.