One of the most comprehensive data reporting projects I worked on while at The Huffington Post was part of "How To Make It As A Black Sitcom: Be Careful How You Talk About Race," a piece that looked at the history of black sitcoms just as ABC's "Black-ish" was about to be released. I gathered all the data, performed the analysis and built the static and interactive charts for this feature.
The interactive arc chart was built (before I learned more efficient ways to do it!) in Illustrator and each arc was hand coded.
The code can be found here.
For my my final project after taking General Assembly's Front-End Web Development course, I built these animated SVG polygon cats featuring my fur baby Rorschach and two of my parents' cats. The polygons were crafted in Illustrator, exported as SVG, and animated with GreenSock Animation Platform's TimelineMax.
The animations can be found here.
Going into election season I wanted to code something that was just as outlandish and entertaining as "The Donald" himself. I modeled this interactive magnetic hair game after the vintage Wooly Willy toy.
Play around with it here.
This is a collection of infographics I built while at The Huffington Post. All were built using Illustrator and Photoshop and all can be found below:
"If The World Series Were Decided By Facial Hair, Here's Who Would Win," The Huffington Post
"The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks — And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely," The Huffington Post
"Surprising Test Results For Some Of The World's Richest Students," The Huffington Post
"Here's Why A Cold Weather Super Bowl Means Way More Than Just Freezing Fans," The Huffington Post
"Mapping Ebola's Deadly Spread," The Huffington Post
"What Would It Be Like To Box On Red Planet?" The Huffington Post
Last year I began learning Mike Bostock's D3, and it continually blows my mind. These are examples of responsive templates for basic charts and maps I have built for ABC News. The code can be found below:
Horizontal Bar Chart (multiple bars)
Horizontal Bar Chart (single bar)
"Dying to be Free," The Huffington Post
No Limit rapper murder case, unpublished
"California’s Worst Drought in History: The Breakdown," Visual News
"Scientists Find Spooky Link Between Solar Activity & Life Span," The Huffington Post
"The Devastating Health Impact Of Concussion May Start Earlier Than We Thought," The Huffington Post
This is a collection of maps I've built for ABC News, The Huffington Post, and the Center for American Progress using D3, QGIS, and Mapbox's Tilemill. Some maps have been pulled into Illustrator and further styled. They can be seen live below:
"Hot, Dry Conditions Fuel Western Fires," ABC News
"The Search for MH370 Continues," ABC News
"Migration Routes to Europe," ABC News
"The Sinaloa Cartel has the Largest Area of Influence in the U.S.," unpublished
"Every Neighborhood has Become More Expensive," The Huffington Post
India and Bangladesh maps, Center for American Progress
Ever since my mom, a former high school economics teacher, introduced me to Freakonomics' research on baby names I've been fascinated by how pop culture can influence naming patterns. One of my favorite data dives is "Shaq Attack: The Rise of Babies Names Shaquille," by The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. I wanted to recreate the feel of that piece using Disney princess names. I mined Social Security Administration data and found that quite a few princess names gained popularity in the years after a movie featuring a princess character was released.
See the original post here.
See an interactive D3 version here.
Here are a few other web projects I've worked on. The first is an interactive SVG built with the GreenSock Animation Platform. You can click on the the windows and other objects in the illustration to trigger animations. See it in action here.
The second project is a U.S. county choropleth map that shows the number of independent farms. Find it here.
While at ABC News, I've been given the opportunity to learn UX/UI design. These are a few of the projects that I have been a part of, from top to bottom:
SVG icon library for use with icomoon.io
Video player redesign inspired by the new YouTube player
Sign in and Register modal windows
Story sharing options for mobile
While studying journalism at Western Kentucky University I focused on photography and design. Here are some shots from over the years.
I'm pretty stoked that I got to illustrate Beyonce in a physic problem. #lifegoals
"This Is How Much Of Beyoncé's Breath You Inhale Every Time You Breathe," The Huffington Post
"Hollywood Is Just One Giant Web Of Jennifers," The Huffington Post
"Half-Naked Miley Cyrus Needs Your Help Getting Dressed," The Huffington Post (Miley Cyrus paper doll)
"A Complete Guide To The Tangled Web Of Teen Fandoms," The Huffington Post
"The Types of Roles That Earn Men Academy Awards," The Huffington Post (interactive infographic)
"The Types of Roles That Earn Women Academy Awards," The Huffington Post (interactive infographic)
"Way Harsh: Famous Authors Who Hated Each Other's Writing," The Huffington Post (interactive infographic)
What's the Ultimate Beatles Album?"The Huffington Post (interactive infographic)
"Movie Musicals: These are a Few of Their Favorite Things," The Huffington Post (interactive infographic)
"How to Play Party Games from Around the World," Visual News
"If You've Ever Been To The Kentucky Derby, You Know These Truths," The Huffington Post
These are designs done both professionally and personally for promotional purposes.
The next images were designed for an open call for art by the American Civil Liberties Union when they were fighting for Constance McMillen, a queer Mississippi teen, to be allowed to take her girlfriend to her school's prom.
The next three images were designed as marketing for the band Edison and Light Pilot, both Nashville-based.
The final image was a revamp of my high school alma mater's student handbook. I was charged with giving it a much-needed updated feel that would appeal more to the student body.
I became interested in journalism design while working for my high school's newspaper and that passion carried over into college and my first job as a page designer. These pages were designed for the Hartford Courant, the Orlando Sentinel, and my college newspaper, Western Kentucky University's College Heights Herald. See more specialized designs below:
Sports fronts, Hartford Courant
B covers, Baltimore Sun
"The Price is Wrong," college sports and the economy series, Orlando Sentinel
Redesign, College Heights Herald