In 2011, Scott Dadich was named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company. As Vice President, Content Innovation, Dadich is leading the creative efforts to bring Condé Nast's titles and content to new platforms and devices.
From 2006–2010, Dadich was the creative director of Condé Nast's WIRED, where he oversaw design, photography, development, and production for the brand. He led the development of WIRED for iPad, which was introduced in May 2010 and became Apple's App of the Week within days of its release. The app was downloaded nearly 100,000 times in its first month of availability and has been shown to be the most successful magazine for iPad thus far.
In the second half of 2010, Dadich worked closely with the editorial and art teams at The New Yorker to launch The New Yorker Tablet Edition, which debuted at #4 on the iTunes Top Grossing apps and has since been named the best publication app by iMonitor. In all, Dadich and his team have led nine Condé Nast brands into monthly tablet publication: WIRED, The New Yorker, Golf Digest, GQ, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, Allure, and Brides.
Dadich is the only magazine professional in history to have won both the National Magazine Award (NMA) for Design and the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Magazine of the Year award three consecutive years in a row: 2008, 2009, and 2010. The NMA is the American magazine Industry's highest honor. Dadich has received more than 100 other national design and editorial awards, including 50 gold and silver design and photography medals from the SPD. Dadich served as President of the Society from 2008–2009, rebuilding and redesigning the organization's website and identity.
In addition to his work on the print and digital versions of WIRED magazine, Dadich directed the 2007 redesign and relaunch of Wired.com (Condé Nast’s highest-trafficked website) and was the creative director for the 10-hour PBS television series Wired Science.
Previously, Dadich was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003. In 2005 and 2006, the City and Regional Magazine Association named him Designer of the Year, and Print magazine named him one of its “20 Under 30” breakthrough visual talents in the world. In 2009, Dadich debuted designs for his first two books, Dan Winters' long-awaited monograph, Periodical Photographs, for Aperture—named one of the most notable books of 2009 by PDN—and American Photography 24.
Dadich recently designed Platon's new monograph and iBook, Power, which features portraits of more than 100 world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, and Mahmoud Ahmedenijad. An iPad version of Power debuted on the App Store in June 2011 and was named "App of the Day" by Gizmodo.com. Soon after, the app appeared in the "Highbrow" and "Brilliant" quadrant of the New York magazine Approval Matrix.
Dadich recently joined the faculty of New York's School of Visual Arts, one of the most respected art schools in the United States, where he teaches a graduate course in digital publishing.
- Texas Tech University
- The University of Texas at Austin
- Lubbock High School
- WIREDEditor-in-Chief, 2012 - present
- Condé NastVice President, Editorial Platforms & Design, 2012 - 2012
- Condé NastVice President, Digital Magazine Development, 2011 - 2011
- Condé NastExecutive Director, Editorial Development, 2010 - 2011
- WIREDCreative Director, 2006 - 2010
- Texas MonthlyCreative Director, 2000 - 2006
- Texas Tech UniversityArt Director, News and Publications, 1998 - 2000
- The Price GroupSenior Designer, 1996 - 1998