I'm a visual storyteller & data visualization software engineer.
I've been fortunate enough to visualize & present economic data for US Government officials, uncover the visual formula of one of the internet's most influential video journalists, & help build a cutting-edge data analytics platform from inception to eventual acquisition.
These days, I'm making stuff that helps us move beyond symptoms to see & feel the systems driving humanity's biggest challenges.
If that intrigues you, check out this manifesto on the need for systems-oriented media, or this short talk I gave at EYEO Festival on moving from "visualizing data" to "visualizing systems".
Or just say 👋 on LinkedIn!
I coded, animated, & edited The Pudding’s first 5 TikTok videos — taking the dataviz firm from 0 to over 120,000 views in a few weeks. I used a custom-built 3D map animation tool — and several hundred red Solo cups.
How did the onset of COVID impact Rural economics?
As the lead software engineer & designer at the Center on Rural Innovation, I wrote, designed, & coded up this interactive piece.
As a contractor, I added the ability to create & animate 3D maps to the reknowned dataviz firm’s core data platform.
My engineering work now powers advanced geo-spatial interactives like the one linked here.
As the lead software engineer at the Center on Rural Innovation, I helped create a first-of-its-kind data and mapping platform to help democratize economic data in rural America.
I used code and human-centered design to iterate our product: from font-end architecture, to interactive data visualization & maps, to conduct user research and testing.
I helped present our platform at the National Governor’s Association conference, for the US Department of Health & Human Services, and at Mastercard’s Global Summit for Inclusive Growth.
As a founding member of the newspaper’s dataviz team, I helped lead an investigative article into Stanford’s sexual assault judicial process.
We interviewed and gathered info from local law enforcement, university administrators, and students. As we worked, I iteratively prototyped numerous visualizations: from guided walk-throughs to timelines to flow-charts.
The field of Positive Psychology has produced astounding insights into mental health, wellness, and happiness, but its diverse methods and focuses make it difficult to understand holistically.
I worked with mental health professionals, researchers, and educators to create a tool which allows practitioners to understand the growth and connection between the 19 highly influential researchers in Positive Psychology.
I used web-scraping, SemanticScholar’s API, and D3 to create this early prototype.
After conducting social-network analysis research at Stanford, I was curious: How can we better understand and communicate change in dynamic networks?
Somewhat surprisingly, coding this in the industry-standard D3.js is hundreds of lines of code.
So I created & published a package to make it easy.