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JMM 622: Profile II – National Geographic Magazine


Juan Velasco and Fernando Baptista

Juan Velasco is an award-winning art director of the National Geographic magazine. He was a graphics reporter for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in Madrid, and later became the graphics art director for The New York Times from 1998 to 2001.

Velasco owns a business called 5W Infographics, from which he has done graphics redesigns for newspapers such as Le Monde in France and Tribune de Geneve in Switzerland.

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JMM 622: Profile III – The New York Times

Steve Duenes and Xaquín G.V.

Steve Duenes began working at The New York Times in 1999 as the graphics editor for the science section. He then became the deputy graphics director and has been at that position since 2004.

At first, Duenes was a bit scared to manage people, but thanks to Charles Blow – who was the art director during that time – Duenes became the deputy graphics director of The New York Times.

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Victoriano Alvarez: A Cuban with ties to the CIA

Victoriano Alvarez is a 77-year-old University of Miami alumni who was born in Cuba. Alvarez contributed to the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States while he was in Cuba during the 60’s.

Fernando Arias and myself thought this would be a really interesting story to tell and we both had a lot of fun doing it.

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