Introducing Lauren Mancke, Creative Director of StudioPress

It’s been a few months since we’ve released a new StudioPress theme, and there’s a good reason for that … our development team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on Genesis 2.0.

If you want to see what the new default looks like, you can check it out on the Genesis demo site. We’re hoping to release the beta version within the next week or two, and then release it shortly after WordPress 3.6 drops.

Genesis 2.0 isn’t the only reason we’re happy around here at StudioPress.

Lauren ManckeI’m very pleased to announce that Lauren Mancke has joined the Copyblogger family as Creative Director of StudioPress.

I’ve known Lauren and her superb work for over 5 years, so when we began thinking about who might fill this new role of Creative Director, it was a fairly simple decision.

If you’re thinking “but … don’t you have Rafal Tomal, the Superman designer?” Yes, we do, but Copyblogger Media is growing, and we’re expanding our reach in various ways. We’ve got a number of big projects in the pipeline, and with the upcoming release of Genesis 2.0, we needed someone to design themes, and manage the day-to-day creative aspects of StudioPress.

We are very excited about the coming months.

There are lots of great features coming in Genesis 2.0, some incredible theme designs from Lauren, and a few things up our sleeve that I think you’re going to like. Stay tuned …