Work History

NPR.org

Graphics Editor, Visuals team

December 2008–present

Responsibilities: Coordinate, assign and execute short- and medium-turnaround graphics projects. Develop and maintain our system for generating, embedding and archiving code-based graphics, including starter templates for different graphic types. Edit graphics produced by other colleagues. Document and promote team projects and processes.

washingtonpost.com / Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive

Senior Designer / Politics

October 2004–December 2008

Responsibilities: Design of news graphics and special news features for washingtonpost.com. From 2006-2008, served as the primary designer for online politics projects, including interactive maps, section design and databased features.

Newspaper Association of America

Web Editor

March–October 2004

Responsibilities: Writing, design and maintenance of the trade association’s Web site. Helped lead design and implementation of a sitewide redesign of NAA.org.

The George Washington University

Senior Programmer Analyst, Interactive Multimedia Applications Group

August 2002–March 2004

Responsibilities: Design and construction of websites related to University departments, organizations and events.

azcentral.com / The Arizona Republic

Web Designer

Full-time: December 1999–July 2002
Freelance: August 2002–2005

Responsibilities: Design and construction of news- and feature-related special sections for azcentral.com, as well as the design of commercial web sites for clients.


Education

Master of Arts, Communication, Culture and Technology

Georgetown University

Concentration: Politics and media

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication,
Arizona State University

Concentration: News/editorial

Minors: Spanish, political science

Honors College

Magna cum laude


Awards and Honors

Highlights:

  • Emmy Award and SND Best of Digital Design gold medal for “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt” (2013)
  • SND Best of Digital Design silver medal for “NPR Election Party” and the NPR Visuals team portfolio (2014)
  • Peabody award for NPR.org (2009)

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