Tyler Paige

Hello, I am an artist, designer, and developer. I work in journalism, video production, and web development —

(“durational media for storytelling.”)

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The World’s Appetite Is Threatening the Mississippi River

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!

Open Flame at The Phluid Project

Another poster for Open Flame’s World Pride party :-)

The Hidden Parts of the Mueller Report

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!

Peakaboo Pullquotes

Some experiments for peak-a-boo pullquotes…

Recent posters

Open Flame

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!

Clockwise from top-left:

Collapsible Grid

For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about how in love I am. It’s a text format I’m fiddling with: text that’s on display but reticent to let you in.

State of the Union: How the Topics Have Changed

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).

Mask and Reveal

I’ve been working on this component that tries to answer the question, “how do we dissect a photo?”

It’s had a few lives, but this one is my favorite: gave us handwritten annotations of her painting. We wanted to tell the reader what she had to say, and it was important that her hand was present.


Source, Package, Market, and Deliver Your Own Meal Kit

A game about Blue Apron!

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!”

a bunch of little typographic illustrations

The Spotify Playlist

To report on the unusual Spotify IPO, The Wall Street Journal chose to create the world’s worst playlist.

10 Years After the Crisis.

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 NIGHT ZOMBIE SMARTPHONES TOOK DOWN 911

Jessica Kuronen, Jessia Ma, and I collaborated on a story about reckless teen hackers, a vulnerable national infrastructure, and reckless social media influencers.

I coded some fun elements for this, like a shaking canvas illustration, custom audio players of panicked 911 dispatchers, and scroll-to-populate collages.

I have been practicing my trigonometry to reflect on what a topsy-turvy world this is!

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Doing some identity design experiments for THUMBLAB.

The Windows of a PoMo Palace

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Price of Climate

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:

A color palette of hues that are all tinted a bit green

Anyway, the above images are a bunch of components that spanned this multi-part series: