Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to four wonderful visual journalists…
Elizabeth Cuevas Carrillo is a designer for Periódico La Razón de México in Mexico City. A 2004 graduate of UAM in Xochimilco, Elizabeth worked at Reforma before joining La Razón. She turns 32 today.
Lisa Mauch is a media communications specialist for the public library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. A 1994 graduate of Miami University of Ohio, Lisa spent three years as a reporter for CityBeat and then four more years as an assistant editor for the Xavier University alumni magazine before signing on in 2003 as pagination editor for the Community Press/Recorder, an edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer. She earned a master’s degree from Xavier in 2007 and left the newspaper business in 2012. Find Lisa’s Twitter feed here.
Chris Mihal is creative director of Variety of Los Angeles, Calif. A 2004 graduate of Ball State University, Chris interned at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Virginian-Pilot before joining the Arizona Republic as 1A and projects designer. He moved to the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale in 2005 as deputy design director for features and business and was later promoted to news design director. He moved to Atlanta in 2010 to become creative director of Creative Loafing, an alt-weekly there and then was named creative director of the Gannett Design Studio in Asbury Park, N.J., in 2012. He moved to the West Coast in 2013. Find his portfolio site here and his Twitter feed here. Chris turn 33 today.
Bill Mitchell is a longtime member of the faculty at the Poynter Institute and is now retired — but still affiliated with Poynter — and currently residing in Boston. A 1971 graduate of Notre Dame — where he majored in theology — Bill worked as a reporter and editor for the Detroit Free Press, the San Jose Mercury News and Time magazine before becoming the Merc‘s director of electronic publishing in 1992. He became director of editorial development for Andrews McMeel Universal in 1995 and then director of Poynter Online in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1999. In 2009, he was named leader of Poynter’s entrepreneurial journalism and international programs. His new project: Growing and tracking economic development and redevelopment in Detroit, via his site, Detroit143. In addition, Bill has been teaching via the International Media Innovation Management program. In his personal blog — A Year in a Room — Bill writes about his new life living in Boston’s Beacon Hill Friends House. Find his Poynter blog here and his Twitter feed here. Bill turns 66 today.
Lisa, Elizabeth, Chris and Bill share a birthday with actors Henry Franklin Winkler, Matthew James Morrison, Sarah Sanguin Carter, Nia Talita Long, Harry Robinson Hamlin, Charles Martin Smith, Kevin Elliot Pollak, Edward Matthew “Ed” Lauter II and Ruth Gordon Jones; musicians Grace Barnett Wing (better known as Grace Slick), Gavin McGregor Rossdale (of Bush), Vanessa Karen White (of the Saturdays), Timothy Bruce Schmit (of the Eagles) and Otis Williams; directors Claude Lelouch and Louis Malle; socialite Ivanka Marie Trump; former Mythbuster Tory Belleci; bodybuilder Angelo Siciliano (better known as Charles Atlas); sports greats Diego Armando Maradona (soccer), Anastasia Valeryevna “Nastia” Liukin (gymnastics), Joseph Wilbur “Joe” Adcock, James Evan Perry Jr., Marcos “Marco” Scutaro (all three baseball), Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota and Richard Albert “Dick” Vermeil (football coach); poet Ezra Weston Loomis Pound; novelist Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky; Admiral William Frederick Halsey; U.S. president John Adams and TV news producer Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer (better known as Fred Friendly).
In addition, today is Checklist Day, Create a Great Funeral Day, Haunted Refrigerator Day and National Candy Corn Day. Seriously.
Have a terrific birthday, folks! Best wishes!