Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to five wonderful visual journalists…
Patrick Clarke is a web developer for New Media Campaigns of Carrboro, N.C., which builds sites for political candidates, nonprofit corporations and small businesses. A 2007 graduate of N.C. State University, Patrick was managing editor of the student paper there, the Technician. He interned at the Detroit Free Press and the St. Petersburg Times before entering the online world. Find his web site here. Patrick turns 30 today.
Kylee Cress is a page one and special projects designer for the Herald Tribune of Sarasota, Fla. A 2013 graduate of Ball State University, Kylee worked on the student paper there, the Ball State Daily News and Ball Bearings magazine. She served internships with with the Times of Munster, Ind., the Tampa Bay Times of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va. She moved to Sarasota in April. Find her portfolio here, her blog here and her Twitter feed here.
Robert Davis is Sunday page one and special projects designer for the Washington Post. A 2002 graduate of the University of North Florida, Robert spent a year-and-a-half as an assistant editor, editorial page editor and designer for the Jacksonville (Fla.) Business Journal and then two years as a designer and copy editor for the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville — first for a community news section and then later for the business section. He moved to the Boston Globe in 2007, where he designed A1 and metro fronts. He was promoted to assistant design director last summer but moved to the Post in June. Find his portfolio here. Robert turns 33 today.
Dave Horn is a designer for the New York Times. A 1994 graduate of Syracuse University, Dave designed for the Jersey City (N.Y.) Journal before moving to the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville, Fla., in 1997. He moved two years later to the Sun-Sentinel of Ft. Lauderdale and then to the Times in 2004 where he designs pages for the arts, international, metro, national and sports sections. Find his portfolio here and his Twitter feed here. Dave turns 42 today.
Joan Kite is a technical advisor for IBEX Global in Nashville, Tenn. A 1987 graduate of the University of Miami, Joan worked as a reporter and editor for a number of papers including the Miami Herald, Halsey Publishing, Florida International University, the River Cities Gazette, the Daily Bulletin of San Bernardino and the Desert Sun of Palm Springs before becoming a senior writer for media relations at the University of California, Riverside, in 2002. She also worked for the Commonwealth Journal of Somerset, Ky., and the Columbia (Tenn.) Daily Herald of Columbia before joining IBEX last month.
Kylee, Patrick, Robert, Dave and Joan share a birthday with actors Amy Meredith Poehler, Molly Helen Shannon, Philip Andre “Mickey” Roarke Jr., Edward James “Ed” Begley Jr., Peter Michael Falk, Kimberly Alexis Bledel, Ian Harding, Jennifer Tilly, Reba Sabrina Hinojos Bryan (of the Cheetah Girls and Dancing With the Stars) and Betty Joan Perske (better known as Lauren Bacall); musicians Nicholas Jerry “Nick” Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers), Marco Antonio Muñiz (better known as Marc Anthony), Kenneth Thomas “Kenney” Jones (of Small Faces and the Who) and Riley “B.B.” King; magician David Seth Kotkin (better known as David Copperfield); TV host Alan Funt; TV preacher Robert Harold Schuller; TV journalist Richard Engel; sports greats Jerome Kendrick “Jerry” Pate (golf), Elgin Gay Baylor (basketball), Robin Yount and Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (both baseball); Curious George co-creator Hans Augusto Reyersbach (better known as H.A. Rey); cartoonist Arthur B. “Art” Sansom; comic book creators Kurt Busiek and Michael Joseph “Mike” Mignola; writer James Alan McPherson and retailer James Cash Penney.
In addition, today is Mayflower Day, National Guacamole Day, Stay Away from Seattle Day, Stepfamily Day, Get Ready Day, the Trail of Tears Commemoration Day and the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Seriously.
Have a great birthday today, ya’ll! Best wishes!