assistant graphics director, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Horner was born in Winnfield, Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in business at the University of Central Florida. He began his journalism career in 1990 as a copy editor at the Ocala Star-Banner in Florida, then moved into print informational graphics as a graphic artist and assistant graphics editor at Florida Today in Melbourne. Since 1996, he has worked at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, being promoted from senior graphics reporter, to assistant graphics director to his current position as assistant graphics director in charge of multimedia, which he has held since 2001. His pioneering work in multimedia graphics has helped make his newspaper a leader in the industry in interactive storytelling on the web – and won him many awards. His awards include: thirteen Awards of Excellence between 1994 and 2005 from the Society of News Design; an EPpy Award in 2005 and the Fred Pettijohn Award in 2004, the Sun-Sentinel’s highest award given annually to select editorial staff members for contributions made to the newspaper over the course of their careers.
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