Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to two wonderful visual journalists…
Rachel Kugelman is a designer and illustrator for the Gannett Design Studio in Asbury Park, N.J. A 2009 graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Rachel moved to the Asbury Park Press in 2011. Find her web site here. Rachel turns 30 today.
Sajeev Kumar T.K. is visual editor of Kaumudi, a 150,000-circulation Malayalam-language daily in Kerala, India. TKSajeev is probably better known, however, as the creator and proprietor of NewspaperDesign, a social networking site that specializes in newspaper design in India. He is also director of Region 19 of the Society for News Design. Find his Twitter feed here. Sajeev turns 49 today.
Rachel and Sajeev share a birthday with actors Steven Vincent “Steve” Buscemi, Eric Marlon Bishop (better known as Jamie Foxx), Johnny Whitaker, Arthur Christopher Orme (better known as Christopher Plummer) and Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke; musicians Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent, Thomas Matthew DeLonge Jr. (of Blink-182), Samuel Stephen “Steve” Forbert, Amy Lynn Hartzler (better known as Amy Lee) and Taylor Alison Swift; music journalist Leslie Conway “Lester” Bangs; TV personality John Hamilton Davidson; sports greats Gary Wayne Zimmerman (football), Rex Ryan (football coach), Ferguson Arthur “Fergie” Jenkins (baseball), Rick Yutaka “Rickie” Fowler (golf) and Michael Todd Tirico (announcer); World War I hero Alvin Cullum York; First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and politicians George Pratt Shultz, Ben Shalom Bernanke, Thomas James “Tom” Vilsack and Herman Cain.
In addition, today is Pick a Pathologist Pal Day, World Choral Day and Worldwide Candle Lighting Day. Seriously.
Best wishes, you two! Have a fabulous birthday today!