Last week: David Schutz â€” deputy design director for graphics and news at the Boston Globe â€” announced he was leaving the Globe to become design director of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
On the heels of that move, assistant managing editor Dan Zedek announced to the staff of the Boston Globe:
I’m very pleased to share some good news with you: Javier Zarracina will take over in mid-May as our graphics director.
I’m guessing that almost everyone receiving this note has worked with Javier over the past years. If you have, you’ll know why this was an easy decision. He’s proven himself a creative, inspired visual journalist on news and features alike, an ideas person who makes every project better. Before joining us, he managed the graphics departments for a chain of Spanish newspapers, so he has experience as a manager, as well.
Starting next week, he’ll be working with Dave to download all of his planning expertise before he leaves. I’m grateful to Dave for all of his support and advice during this transition and to Javier for taking on this new assignment.
Please join me in saying “Â¡Zorionak!” (That’s “congratulations” for all of you non-Basque speakers).
A 1987 graduate of the Universidad del Pais Vasco in Bilbao, Spain, Javier has been an artist and then graphics director for El Correro in Bilbao, deputy graphics director of the San Jose Mercury News in 2004, and graphics director of Group Vocento in Spain. He joined the Globe in 2007. He also consults for the Innovation Media Group.
A few samples of his graphics for the Globe:
Find the Globe‘s visuals Twitter feed here.
In addition, Dan tells us:
We’re starting a search for someone with expertise in interactive graphics and data visualization. We haven’t posted the job but you could mention if you like.