Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to three brilliant visual journalists…
Joey Berumen is an editor and designer for the Los Angeles News Group in Los Angeles, Calif. A graduate of Arizona State University, Joey worked for a number of online and print publications before catching on as a designer for the L.A. and San Francisco Daily Journal in 2011. He moved to the LANG in 2013. Find his web site here and his Twitter feed here.
Amy Duncan is vice-president of weekly newspapers for Gannett’s Des Moines Register. In that role, she publishes the Record-Herald and Tribune of Indianola and the Herald of Altoona. In addition, she was the publisher of the Ames Life and Times for several years. A 1988 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Amy was the president of the Iowa Newspaper Association in 2008. Find her Twitter feed here. Amy turns 49 today.
Javier Torres is a researcher and community liaison for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He spent seven years as assistant managing editor for presentation at the News-Press of Fort Myers, Fla. He was a big reason the News Press was named Innovator of the Year in 2007 by the APME. Previously, Javo was a sports designer for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, design director at the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, and he worked in design and photo editing jobs with Spanish-language newspapers in Chicago and Excelsior in Mexico City. Javo was named creative director of the Gannett Design Studio in Nashville, Tenn., in 2011. That gig ended in January 2013. He started work for Vanderbilt later that year. He’s also the diversity director for the Society for News Design. Javo turns 45 today.
Joey, Javier and Amy share a birthday with actors Claire Holt, Jorja-An Fox, William Oliver “Billy” Campbell, Shelly Alexis Duvall, Cree Summer Francks and John Devon Roland “Jon” Pertwee; musicians Richard Starkey (better known as Ringo Starr), Vonda Shepard, Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen and Gustav Mahler; director George Dewey Cukor; sports greats Michelle Wingshan Kwan (figure skating), Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (baseball), Joseph Steven “Joe” Sakic (hockey), Christopher Claus “Chris” Andersen, Ralph Lee Sampson and Lisa Deshaun Leslie (all three basketball); fashion designer Pietro “Pierre” Cardin; movie critic Joel Steven Siegel; scifi novelist Robert Anson Heinlein and historian David Gaub McCullough.
In addition, today is Chocolate Day, Global Forgiveness Day, Tell the Truth Day and Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day. Seriously.
Have a wonderful birthday, you three! Best wishes!