Appearing at Semi Permanent Porto 2020
Scott Dadich is an award-winning designer, accomplished editor, and visionary filmmaker.
Scott joined Patrick Godfrey to launch Godfrey Dadich Partners after 11 years at Condé Nast, where, most recently, he was editor in chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, WIRED earned 10 Webby awards, more than 100 medals from the Society of Publication Designers, a James Beard Foundation award, and four National Magazine Awards for design. He tripled WIRED's reach on social media, quadrupled video views, increased traffic to WIRED.com by 50 percent, and pushed the site’s annual page views beyond 1 billion. He also co-founded the full-service agency WIRED Brand Lab, creating a new business model for WIRED and Condé Nast.
As editor in chief, Scott—who was WIRED’s creative director from 2006 to 2010—thoroughly redesigned the brand, from the magazine and website to its organizational structure. He even oversaw the modernization and remodeling of WIRED’s San Francisco headquarters. He also launched WIRED by Design, a three-day design retreat at Skywalker Ranch that drew the most innovative designers and creators in the artistic, entertainment, culinary, and business communities.
But Scott’s proudest accomplishment is the exemplary journalism WIRED published under his leadership. He personally secured an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in Moscow, invited luminaries like Christopher Nolan, Bill Gates, J.J. Abrams, and Serena Williams to guest-edit the magazine, and collaborated with President Barack Obama, the guest editor of WIRED’s November, 2016, issue—the first time a sitting president edited a major media publication.
Scott added filmmaking to his repertoire in 2016 when Netflix greenlit “Abstract: The Art of Design,” a documentary series about the visionary designers shaping the world around us that Scott created and executive produced. The series screened its world premiere in January at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming in more than 190 countries, in 20 languages, to an audience of nearly 100 million Netflix subscribers.
Earlier in his career, as vice president of editorial platforms for Condé Nast, Scott conceived of and led development of the groundbreaking WIRED and The New YorkeriPad apps, creating a publishing platform that became the industry standard. Before that, Scott was WIRED’s creative director, where he became the first individual to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010). In 2012, Fast Company named Dadich one of the "50 Most Influential Designers in America.”
Scott serves on the board of directors of The People’s Portfolio, a nonprofit dedicated to respecting and upholding human rights through portrait photography by renowned photographer Platon.