Erich Nagler is an art director and designer based in New York. He is currently the art director of Medium, where he was also the founding art director of Matter. He was previously an art director at The New York Times, Newsweek/ The Daily Beast, and a designer at Pentagram.

While working on Matter, he art-directed the series Killing the Colorado, a collaboration with ProPublica, which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Pulitzer medals in National Reporting.

Also in Erich’s tenure, Matter was the first digital publication to win a National Magazine Award Ellie award in the prestigious Reporting category in 2016, and was a finalist for four others, including for Feature Photography.

Erich also won the 2016 gold medal from SPD The Society of Publication Designers for Matter’s digital illustration, as well as two silver medals for Best Feature Story Design and Best Animated Content—and he was a finalist for five others, including Website of the Year in 2015.

Erich’s work for The New York Times was featured in Best American Infographics 2013, won a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators SOI medal in 2014, and he art-directed seven winners of American Illustration.

While at Pentagram, Erich worked with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He designed the first 3 issues of Travel + Leisure’s iPad app in 2011, and was previously a book designer at HarperCollins Publishers.

Ages ago, Erich was assistant art director of Metropolis Magazine, a finalist for the 2007 National Magazine Award Ellie award for General Excellence, and he got his start as a designer at the late great Nest Magazine Nest logo, winner of two National Magazine Awards Ellie award for General Excellence and Outstanding Design.

He holds a BFA in Integrated Design from Parsons School of Design.