24 Mar Blair Knobel
“I’m excited about re-presenting the community to its residents, reminding them of how genuinely unique and beautiful this place is. I see the magazine as a package, and as a creative, it is rewarding to produce something that has my personal stamp on it.”
Blair brought her integral aesthetic to Community Journals three years ago as part of the editorial team that created TOWN (Jack Bacot and Art Director Paul Mehaffey). The package deal had previously been senior editorial staff of the attractive G Magazine before it folded.
Prior to that, Blair acquired a BA in studio art from Furman University and worked in book publishing in New York City, where she moved for a broader perspective than her South Carolina roots. She was first employed in New York at Aperture Foundation, a nonprofit that supports fine art photography, then at an academic book publisher called Chelsea House.
Once an intern and next a senior editor for G Magazine, Blair is now known as a visionary of the TOWN brand. She is specifically known for editing, writing, conceptualizing, and packaging; her knack for words/puns/wordsmithing; and for seeing small things (literally and figuratively) while seeing the big picture. This recipe of unique talents is recognizable in every word and page of the publication.
She enjoys food culture (particularly cooking or indulging in delicious food and drink with friends at any number of downtown restaurants). She also finds satisfaction in sustainable living and being active outdoors, spiritual study and reflection, traveling, and (when there’s time for it) being domestic in her apartment.
“Freedom,” Blair replies when asked what she just can’t live without. And we certainly have no problem continuing to support her freedom to create.