Kenneth B. McFarlin

Art Director, The New York Times



Kenneth McFarlin has been an Art Director at The New York Times since 1987, and is currently the Art Director for the Food section. During his tenure at the Times, he has art directed the Home section, the Real Estate section, and initiated the design for the Style section, The City section and the Circuit section. His work at The Times has received numerous awards including The Society of News Design (portfolio award), The Society of Publication Design (excellence award) and The New York Times Publishers Award. Kenneth also oversees the Art Department’s Summer Internship Program. Kenneth is also Creative Director of McFarlin Design. Some of his clients include: Rizzoli Publishing, The New York Public Library, Columbia University, Cornell University, UNESCO, National Park Service, Redeeming Love Christian Center, and the Harlem Arts Alliance. Kenneth received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Missouri–Columbia, and also did his M.J. work at the University of Missouri. He has taught design at the University of Missouri, Parsons School of Design, NY, The New York Times Summer Journalism Institute, National Association of Black Journalist Student Project and the Maynard Institute Summer Editing Program.


BFA in Graphic Design, University of Missouri, Columbia

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