Publishers Weekly’s longtime art director, Clive Chiu, will retire at the end of the year. Chiu joined PW in 2000 when it was owned by Reed Business Information and made the move to PW’s current owner, PWxyz, in 2010.

During that entire time, Chiu has been an unflappable presence at PW, not only meeting the weekly deadlines for the regular print edition, but also overseeing a host of supplements and special features. In that capacity, Chiu was the art director for PW’s BookExpo Show Daily, which was published to cover the industry’s largest trade show until it was closed in 2020.

“Clive has been one of the pillars of PW for more than 20 years. His track record for getting the print issue out on time no matter the challenges, be it the 9/11 attacks, Superstorm Sandy, or the overnight switch to remote work caused by the pandemic has been a remarkable achievement,” said Jim Milliot, PW co-editorial director. “What is even more impressive is that Clive handles everything that is thrown his way with a remarkable calm and good humor. He will be very much missed by all those who work with him.”

With Chiu’s departure, Bobby Lawhorn, currently deputy art director, will take the lead on print design for the magazine.