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Our Team

 

Benjamin Milligan
Principal

Throughout the past 15 years, at publishers including Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Hearst, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Media Group and Vanity Fair, Ben has overseen the creation and execution of award-winning content programs for automotive, financial, B2B, and luxury goods clients.

James Oates
Principal  

Over 30+ years experience in publishing and advertising. Hallmarks include leveraging expertise in custom native content, a strong network of social media influencers, and passion for emerging technologies to achieve record success at Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.

 

Jane Larkworthy
Creative Director

Jane Larkworthy has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, the last 16 of which she was beauty director at W Magazine. Along with brand consulting, she pens a monthly column for fashion website The Coveteur, is editor-at-large for skin care brand Malin + Goetz, and a contributing editor for Elle Decor.  

Sara Orofino
Art Director

From boutique luxury design firms and startups, to corporate design environments, Sara has taken part in extensive branding, packaging, and environmental design projects ranging from private aviation, body care products, to conferences. With over a decade of design practice, her experience has shaped her into a well-rounded, technical, and sensible designer.

 

Laura Mitchell
Copy Director

Laura has created award-winning custom content for brands across all industries at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, and Travel + Leisure. She previously was an editor at Zagat, a copywriter at Sotheby’s, and a content producer at FIT.

Jennifer Henderson
Copy Director

Custom-content producer and curator with 18 years of publishing experience at Vanity Fair, Allure, Town & Country. Most recently, Vanity Fair magazine where she was the Copy Director in the magazine's Creative Services.

 

Rollin Chan
Design Director

A graphic designer living and working in NYC, Rollin’s wide range of experience includes branding, packaging, front-end website design, as well as editorial and event design. Prior to joining Dark Horse Studios, Rollin worked at Condé Nast and Vanity Fair.

Alison Lyall
Studio Manager

Alison most recently was an associate producer at Condé Nast’s 23 Stories content department. She now runs the Dark Horse in-house studio operations and is responsible for custom shoot production and social account management.