PRINT DESIGN // Working in Washington, D.C., politics is unavoidable and very important to the Post's audience. It is, however, not always the most visually interesting or varied subject and presents its own set of challenges. Many of these pages are related to the 2014 midterms or the current presidential campaign. They are a mix of live coverage and longform storytelling.
DIGITAL AND PRINT DESIGN
DIGITAL CODING & DESIGN // This is a digital database of the more than 450 charities that Post reporter David Fahrenthold contacted during the election in an attempt to find out if the president-elect was really as charitable as he said he was. Since the notebook and the reporting that it represented had already struck a chord, I used scans of the notebook pages as the main visual. My intention was to allow readers to see both the breadth of reporting but also the details of each handwritten page. The database also provides context for each charity through annotations, related stories, and how each charity is connected to Donald Trump (why David chose to reach out to them in the first place). See the graphic here.
PRINT DESIGN // These pages were all designed in a single night on deadline. They involved close and constant communication with story editors, photo editors and graphics editors. See a GIF of how the "Gays' right to wed affirmed" page came together here.
PRINT DESIGN & ART DIRECTION // This story is a narrative about a man affected by mental illness who barricades himself inside his family's home, which has a yellow door. Being a sensitive story, the man and his family members asked to remain anonymous. As such, I commissioned and art-directed illustrations for the story, while also using photography in the layout to add a human element and to show some of his world inside the house.
PRINT AND DIGITAL DESIGN // This series offers a rare glimpse of what it's like to live in the Islamic State, according to people who have fled to refugee camps in Jordan. It looks at specific aspects of life there, including treatment of women, the justice and education systems and the economy. The digital presentation had a unique challenge of presenting each story as an individual item that could standalone, while also clearly connecting it to the other stories in the series. This involved adapting a custom Wordpress theme that had been developed for another project. See the digital presentation here.
PRINT & DIGITAL DESIGN & ART DIRECTION// This is an investigative piece on the Clinton fundraising machine. The story came together over several months and was conceived first as a digital project, which you can see here. I played a large roll in the art direction of this story, setting and maintaining a style and visual consistency while working with several developers and graphic artists to think through how best to tell the story across multiple platforms. See the story here.