Billy Sorrentino will go to work on Apple’s design team.
One of Wired’s top editors has left the company to join Apple.
Billy Sorrentino, the publication’s creative director, announced his departure today. A Wired rep says Sorrentino will be joining Apple’s design team, but wouldn’t offer more detail.
Sorrentino’s official title at Wired since 2013 was Head of Creative, which is a big deal at a design-focused publication like Wired. Wired’s bio says his job put him in charge of “the brand’s four creative departments—design, photo, video, and production, and is responsible for cross-channel brand presence, including print, web, digital editions, mobile, social media, retail, and live events.”
Another way of putting it: Sorrentino got to touch or advise on just about everything Wired did, including its recent photoshoot with Barack Obama, who guest-edited a recent issue of its print magazine.
Or yet another way of putting it: Scott Dadich’s Wired’s current editor-in-chief, used to be Wired’s creative director. So it’s a job he takes seriously.
I’ve asked Apple for comment.