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 Quants

The Quants is a 18-part series re-examining quantitative investing, 10 years after The Journal first investigated them. Along with Jessia Ma and Jessica Kuronen, we made a big package to visually underscore “the quants have officially won.”

Along with the general design direction, I contributed a fun little bigtop animation written in Three.js and some inline glossary components.

Do you want to hear our official award pitch?

In 1974, The Wall Street Journal first wrote about a computer trading system. Today, in 2017, quants are everywhere. Quants now make trades, determine who to hire, price insurance plans, and more. We created a cohesive series package for “The Quants” that referenced its algorithmic roots and how they interpret the world.

Taking inspiration from engineering drawings, we adapted an orthographic perspective to introduce the reader to the mystical world of algorithms, artificial intelligence, and supercomputers. This angle became central to our visual language portraying “computer perspective” that pays tribute to the Journal’s continued coverage of quants throughout the decades.

Our typography and illustrations follow the strict 30-degree axes seen in technical drawings. Photography was directed to highlight parallel lines. The identity of the series is rendered in binary code, dots, and dashes. The WebGL hero animation of the Lede story is a monolithic statement, rendered in orthographic perspective that evokes stock tickers and the information superhighway, perpetually in motion. CSS animations elsewhere in the series further explore these constructs.

All of our interactive and dynamic web elements — from responsive charts to custom pull-quotes — were crafted with static fallbacks to support our native applications.

“The Quants” includes nine stories, three columns, a game, timeline, and other graphics, totaling an 18 piece package. Navigation became crucial to accessing the deep scope of the coverage and functioned as an informational tool for what to expect as it published over the course of a week. The consistent use of “The Quants” logo and our terminal-green color palette unified the series on our homepage, inside our app and across social media.

Think a Negative Tweet From Trump Crushes a Stock? Think Again

This illustration was never approved.

According to people

Year Ahead / Year in Review

I was the last one to choose my vacation days, so I was working late December.

How $1 Billion Made Its Way to the Prime Minister

Investigators say at least $3.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB. Here’s how they believe $1 billion ended up in the bank accounts of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Follow the money

Back to the Month

Ghost Getters is a corny, over-the-top TV show inside the movie Ghost Team

How do you make a fake TV show effectively spooky?

With too many effects.

Proof that I deserve an IMDB profile

WSJ Graphics Homepage

The Wall Street Journal’s Graphics team needed a place to put their work on display. They needed to show the most projects and to highlight significant projects that might be less recent.

With help from Jessia Ma and Dov Friedman, we built a little homepage!