Joe Hutchinson has been creative director for the Times since 2005 and before that was deputy ME. He's been in charge of the paper's design, graphics and illustrations. He'll become Rolling Stone's art director, LABO has learned. It's a job that he had initially turned down, according to the NY Post's Keith Kelly. Formal word is expected in a few days - right in the midst of the paper's long-awaited announcement about newsroom cuts. The Times reported this morning that 150 positions newspaper-wide will be eliminated, including 70 in the newsroom. That would drop the newsroom staff to about 850, which is more in keeping with what the Tribune boys are aiming for.