CK Media promised to roll the content of Simple Scrapbooks into its Creating Keepsakes title when they announced the shuttering of Simple. It’s starting to look like they won’t have much in the way of staff from Simple to do that with, as we start to learn about Simple Scrapbooks’ staff departing CK Media.
Popular Simple Scrapbooks personality Cathy Zielske indicated on her blog today that she is no longer an employee of CK Media. Zielske has not indicated any future plans for scrapbook work. I sincerely hope that we haven’t seen the last of her talent & refreshing personality in the scrapbook industry.
In addition to her work creating editorial content for Simple, Zielske also brought her graphic design skills to work doing the magazine’s art direction. Her two books for CK Media, Clean And Simple Scrapbooking: Ideas for Design, Photography, Journaling & Typography and Clean and Simple Scrapbooking – The Sequel will continue to be classic textbooks of the graphic style of scrapbooking.
In another Simple note: Tina Cockburn, who provided a lot of design content for Simple Scrapbooks (including cover art), revealed this week on the Studio Calico forums that she is owed a large amount of money from CK Media. She seems to be done with CK as well.