I'm a designer and developer at NPR, formerly of the Las Vegas Sun and the Rocky Mountain News.

  • The Austin 100

    What to listen to at SXSW 2015

  • Songs We Love 2014

    Put on your headphones and listen to more than 300 of NPR Music's favorite songs from 2014.

  • NPR Election Party

    Stream election results, data and news, NPR-style. Optimized for your TV, Chromecast or coffee table. #nprparty

  • Behind The Civil Rights Act

    How it was made and what it means today

  • The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

    We’ve hand-picked over 300 addresses going back to 1774. Search by name, school, date or theme, and see our blog n.pr/ed for more.

  • Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

    NPR’s guide to the dozens of common questions about the new health care law known as Obamacare.

  • Lobbying Missouri

    Companies and other organizations with an interest in Missouri state government hire lobbyists to influence policy in Jefferson City. State law requires lobbyists to disclose how much they spend in the process, listing which officials received benefits, such as free meals, professional sports tickets, trips and other gifts. Try searching for your legislators below, then read our stories on the issue. You can also learn more about how we built this site or download all the data.

  • Previously, On Arrested Development

    NPR's guide to the running gags from the show.

  • Shale Play

    The Marcellus Shale has been underneath Pennsylvania for centuries, but the extraction of natural gas began only recently. The “fracking” boom is changing the landscape of northeastern and southwestern Pennsylvania. Use this tool to learn which operators are drilling, and where. Find active wells in your county or municipality — and see whether the drillers have been cited for violating state environmental regulations.

Experience

News Application Designer

NPR, Washington, DC.
April 2013 — Present

  • Designed visuals and interactions for Visuals team projects
  • Authored HTML, LESS, CSS, Javascript and Python to realize project designs in code
  • Tested interfaces to improve user experience
  • Contributed to the NPR Visuals app template, dailygraphics rig and other open-source tools used in our project stack

Senior User Experience Designer

NPR, Washington, DC.
April 2011 — April 2013

  • Led user interface design for StateImpact editorial platform and news applications
  • Contributed to the front-end development of StateImpact’s Wordpress theme and special projects
  • Collaborated with NPR user testing group to improve user experience

Senior Web Designer

Las Vegas Sun, Henderson, Nev.
February 2009 — April 2011

  • Oversaw visual design and front-end development of LasVegasSun.com and its mobile counterpart
  • Created alternative Javascript-driven interfaces for key Flash-based site elements to improve iPad user experience
  • Collaborated with back-end development group to create new site functionality and improve site performance
  • Contributed to visual design and front-end development of LasVegasWeekly.com and 702.tv
  • Developed user interface prototype for Las Vegas Weekly’s iPhone app

Design Producer

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
March 2008 — February 2009

  • Established design standards for interactive department and documented best-practices for news editors and interactive producers
  • Advised senior Rocky management on best online design practices
  • Collaborated with corporate user experience group to make site improvements based on usability testing
  • Led front-end development in Django, ColdFusion and Movable Type environments
  • Refined site markup and information architecture to reach search engine optimization goals

Site Manager

Wildwood Guitars, Louisville, Colo.
May 2006 — March 2008

  • Oversaw design, front-end development, and content management of WildwoodGuitars.com

Photo Intern

The Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
May 2006 — August 2006

  • Shot photo assignments on deadline, edited images in digital darkroom for print reproduction

Online Content Producer

The Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
January 2004 — May 2006

  • Created web components for special reports with Flash graphics, audio, video and standards-based HTML/CSS design

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder
News-Editorial Journalism, 2001 — 2003

Colorado State University
Pre-Journalism, 2000 — 2001

Skills

Fluent in HTML, CSS, Javascript, LESS, SASS, Git, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Lightroom, Sublime Text

Proficient in Python, Node, D3, Wordpress, SVN, Vim, bash

Awards

2015 SND Best of Digital Design

Gold Medal
Personal Portfolio

Silver Medal
Organization Portfolio
NPR Visuals

Silver Medal
Special Events
Election Party!

Silver Medal
Features, Single Subject
Songs We Love

2014 SND Best of Digital Design

Award of Excellence
Features Single-Story Project
NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013′s Great Reads

Award of Excellence
Data project (Features)
Playgrounds For Everyone

Award of Excellence
Features Single-Story Project
Previously, On ‘Arrested Development’

2013 SND Best of Digital Design

Award of Excellence
Dried Out: Confronting the Texas Drought

Award of Excellence
Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of the New Hampshire Economy

2012 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards

Silver Baton
StateImpact Pennsylvania

2011 EPpy Awards

Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
“Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas”

Best Business/Finance Website with 250,000 to 1 million unique monthly visitors
VegasInc, Greenspun Media Group

2011 SND Best of Digital News Design

Award of Excellence
“Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas”

Scripps Howard Awards

Investigative Reporting
“Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas”

2011 Goldsmith Awards

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
“Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas”

2011 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards

Silver Baton
“Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas”

2010 Online Journalism Awards

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group

2010 EPpy Awards

Best News Website - Less than 1 million monthly visitors
LasVegasSun.com

Best Web Special Feature – Enterprise, Less than 1 million monthly visitors
“Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas”

2005 Online News Association – Online Journalism Awards

Outstanding Use of Multiple Media, First Place
Mission to Mante

References

References available on request.