Jefferson Hack

CEO and Co-Founder

Jefferson Hack is the CEO and co-founder of Dazed Media, an independent media company renowned for producing award-winning stories across its industry leading print, digital and video brands. The company’s portfolio includes some of the world’s most influential media brands including luxury fashion and lifestyle bi-annuals AnOther Magazine and Another Man; bi-monthly youth fashion and culture magazine Dazed, websites, and and global video channel NOWNESS, in addition to creative services agency Dazed Studio. 

In 1991 at the age of 19 Hack founded Dazed with photographer Rankin while a student at London College of Printing. Early cover stars profiled by Hack included Bjork, Thom Yorke and David Bowie. In 2001 Hack launched luxury bi-annuals AnOther Magazine which has featured Hollywood cover stars including Natalie Portman, Solange, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Ruth Negga, Marion Cottillard and Scarlett Johannson; In 2005 Hack co-founded men’s style bible Another Man. Cover stars have included Joaquin Phoenix, David Beckham, Harry Styles, Keith Richards, Skepta, Tom Ford and Willem Dafoe.

In 2006 Hack launched, later launching in 2009. 

In 2010 Hack co-founded NOWNESS, an independent luxury lifestyle video channel that was originally launched in partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. In 2017 Modern Dazed a partnership between Dazed Media and Modern Media acquired a majority stake. 

Hack has worked with musicians such as Bjork and as creative consultant of U2. In 2015 he worked with Rihanna on a project with Alexander McQueen and AnOther Magazine that resulted in the world’s first digital cover magazine and in 2015 with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld which resulted in the world's first handcrafted hologram fashion magazine cover.

Hack has edited multiple books including Star Culture (Phaidon Press, 2000); Another Portrait Book (Steidl 2009); Another Fashion Book (Steidl, 2009); Another Art Book (Steidl, 2010); Dazed and Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along (Rizzoli, 2011), Another Man: Men’s Style Stories(Rizzoli, 2014) and We Can’t Do this Alone: Jefferson Hack the System (Rizzoli, 2016). 

Hack is a seasoned speaker at conferences including Web Summit, Wired and Mediacom Beyond Advertising and is a prominent supporter of humanitarian and environmental charities most notably, an advocate for Crisis Action and Parlay for the Oceans. He is a member of the Creative Industries Federation and the British Fashion Council’s Press Committee supporting the Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week Men's and London SHOW Rooms in Paris.

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