Tyler Paige

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

(“durational media for storytelling.”)

Tagged as: animation

The Morningstar Mirage

Morningstar has everyone convinced they can predict the future, but their ratings are about reliable as a magic 8 ball. With Jessica Kuronen, we gave them a gold star — or two — for their best efforts. Also we collaborated with Joel Eastwood to make a bunch of data visualization to prove the point.

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.

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

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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

Doing some identity design experiments for THUMBLAB.

Research and Development

R&D is a website that is performed in front of an audience. The slideshow format is completed by a paranoid reading of a script. It is the story of an intern gone rogue.

Because of the performative nature of this piece, this website is available only to those who have the link. To request access, please email me at tyler clark paige at gmail dot com.

Brief excerpts:

Post-graduate animation and sound composition sketches

Gotta stay on my image-making game!

Designing User Navigation: Find Your Topic

If This Is Winning, Just Imagine Losing

Imagine you are trapped in a board room with Powerpoint presentations on all four walls, the ceiling, and the floor!

Times Square, Part 3: Broken Clocks

Why do buildings have clocks? Or I suppose the better question is: why don’t buildings have clocks anymore?

Is it possible that the public keeping of time was abandoned so that workers never know when to leave the office?!

My boss is mad. He says, “If Nick can’t have it done by 5:00, he might as well not come back on Monday. But I don’t know what he means because Nick only works on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sometimes on Fridays between 12:00 and 4:00 but only if he hasn’t worked more than 20 hours earlier in the week. Nick never works on Mondays.