One of those ideas that tends to bounce around newsrooms is to have a narrative follow a river. Renee Rigdon and I came across one such opportunity and decided to make a sort of “target and pop-up” format. Windows cut out of scrolling cards eventually line up with highlighted portions of the map. When that happens, POP the map zooms in.
Generally speaking, it works best when the aspect ratio of the “zoom map” matches the aspect ratio of map target. In some cases that wasn’t totally possible, but you take what you can get.
Mathematically, one of the most challenging projects I ever worked on at the Journal. Kind of a nice one to go out on — this was my last project at WSJ!
When the Mueller Report was released to the public, Joel Eastwood, Dylan Moriarty, and I pumped out this one-day project looking the categorization of redactions. Of it all, I’m most proud of this solitaire-type animation, which is totally responsive!
Open Flame is an amazing queer comedy open mic, and I was super excited to make their website. The thing that makes their event so special is the amount of community building that happens in the audience. I’m happy with the finished product, but there was nice sketches along the way. Might make them into my own personal projects soon!
Jess Kuronen and I wanted to see how Trump’s platform has changed from last year. Here, we presenting material itself, using typography to provide abstraction, rather than exiting the form entirely (with, say, a bar chart).
My favorite collaborator Jess Kuronen and I got to work with the talented Hanna Sender to talk about how meal kit companies are a logistical nightmare. In this text-based game, readers can make choices that ultimately end up in further complications. Turns out food is really hard to ship!
I got to do some illustration bugs. The theme was like, “Hurry! Capitalism is coming!”
It’s been a decade since the 2008 Financial Crisis, but risk hasn’t disappeared — it has simply migrated elsewhere. I loved this collaboration with the amazing Jessica Kuronen and Gabriel Gianordoli to tell this expansive story in bite-sized factoids.
The Price of Climate is a series of articles that looks at the financial effects of climate change. It’s a sort of different take than we’re used to seeing. There’s no aerial shots of melting ice caps. The color scheme isn’t ocean blue.
Our design direction comes from ripping off The Weather Channel, which involved this sexy palette of nauseated highlighter colors:
Anyway, the above images are a bunch of components that spanned this multi-part series: