Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to six wonderful visual journalists…
Maria Carrillo is senior editor for Sunday and enterprise at the Houston Chronicle. A 1985 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Maria spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., before joining the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., in 1998. She was named managing editor in 2005. Maria moved to Texas in 2014. Find her Twitter feed here.
Anders Gyllenhaal is vice president of news and the Washington editor for the McClatchy Company. A graduate of George Washington University, Anders worked for the Miami Herald and then spent several years as metro editor at the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He was eventually promoted to managing editor and then editor before moving to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis and then back to Miami as editor in 2006. He moved to D.C. in 2010. To answer the question I’m sure he gets a lot: Yes, he’s related to both Jake and Maggie — he’s their uncle. Find his Twitter feed here. Anders turns 64 today.
Jay Judge is senior editor of visuals for the Baltimore Sun. A 1993 graduate of Indiana University, Jay worked as desk editor of the Sun-Commercial of Vincennes, Ind., and then became assistant night editor for design at the Times of Munster, Ind., in 1994. In 1997, he moved to the Sun, working as a design editor, assistant news design director, news design director and then assistant managing editor for design and graphics. Find his Twitter feed here.
David Kordalski is assistant managing editor for the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio. A 1977 graduate of Ohio’s College of Wooster, David studied art, biology and psychology. He spent eight years as design and graphics editor of the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and then two years as art director of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. He became AME of the Detroit News in 1995 and moved to the same position at Plain Dealer in 1999. He’s also a past president of the Society for News Design. Find his web site here and his Twitter feed here. Find the Plain Dealer’s visuals blog — the Not-So-Plain Dealer — here. David turns 60 today.
Mark Marturello is an illustrator and designer for the Des Moines (Iowa) Register. A native of Des Moines and a graduate of Grand View College in Des Moines, Mark spent the early part of his career working for the U.S. government in Fort Knox, Ky. He’s worked for the Register for many, many years, winning tons of awards. He also free-lances for various magazines and art agencies. He has a fan page on Facebook containing samples of his work. Mark turns 56 today.
Joe Zeff is vice president and executive creative director of ScrollMotion, an app design firm in New York City. A 1987 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Joe worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Detroit Free Press and then as a presentation editor for the metro and business desks of the New York Times before becoming graphics director of Time magazine in 1996. He left Time in 2000 to open his free-lance business, Joe Zeff Design, Inc. In 2008, he sold his company to Splashlight Creative, an art, photo and animation studio but then bought his company back a few years later. Among his clients: Adobe, Time, JPMorgan Chase, Pepsi, the University of Notre Dame and the NFL. He moved to ScrollMotion last fall. Find Joe’s Twitter feed here.
Maria, Jay, Joe, Mark, David and Anders share a birthday with actors Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Dakota Mayi Johnson, Melissa Marie Benoist, Isaac Liev Schreiber, Abraham Rubin Hercules Benrubi, William Mark “Bill” Fagerbakke, Susan Abigail Tomalin (better known as Susan Sarandon), Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton and John Charles Carter (better known as Charlton Heston); musician Elena Sergeevna Katina (of t.A.T.u.); sports greats Kimberly Claire “Kimmie” Meissner (figure skating), Anthony Keith “Tony” Gwynn Jr., Gilbert Ray “Gil” Hodges (both baseball), Anthony “Tony” La Russa Jr. (baseball manager), Derrick Martell Rose (basketball), Robert Lee “Sam” Huff (football) and Sarah Marie Fisher (auto racing); President Rutherford Birchard Hayes and writers Alvin Toffler, Jacqueline “Jackie” Collins, Roy Alton Blount Jr. and Howard Allen Frances O’Brien (better known as Anne Rice — and yes, that was her real name).
In addition, today is Vodka Day, Ten-Four Day, National Taco Day, National Ship in a Bottle Day, Improve Your Office Day and Blessing of the Animals Day. Seriously.
Have a fantastic birthday, all! Best wishes!