Assorted “for fun” design work

Posted on December 2, 2013

I've been going back through my computer and found some of the more random things that I made in the past year. Most are Kansas related, imagine that! These are a running collection of some of the random graphic design things I have made for myself. Generally that means I am posting them to Facebook and Twitter to publicize something cool that I'm up to.

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Jayhawker 2013

Posted on November 20, 2013

The print edition of Jayhawker, a magazine publication from The University Daily Kansan. Published in 2013.

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Forget what you heard: A look at Hip-Hop in Lawrence, Kan.

Posted on November 20, 2013

I designed this series which ran as the centerpiece story for the Summer Kansan during 2011. The story, by Calvin McConnell, is about the Hip-Hop scene in Lawrence from the DJs to academics.

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Time is not on our side

Posted on November 20, 2013

I designed this feature story by Josh Hafner for The University Daily Kansan. The story focused on how students are working themselves late into the night and risking their health to be at the top of their class and to finish their degrees, but to what cost?

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Wendy Davis’ 13-Hour Filibuster

Posted on September 10, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive highlights the social media world's reaction to Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' 13-hour filibuster against proposed abortion legislation in the state senate. The measure later passed in a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry, but Davis' actions helped to increase awareness about the legislation and Texas politics. Tap the photo to experience the interactive. 

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Royal Baby mania

Posted on September 9, 2013

For this Dallas Morning News interactive, I rocked the Sex Pistols as inspiration and explored the British Royal Family in anticipation for Will and Kate's new baby. Tap the photo to experience the interactive. 

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Celebrating Independence Day in DFW

Posted on September 9, 2013

I was tasked with creating a guide to Fourth of July in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for The Dallas Morning News' flagship iPad app. I was trying to figure out the best way to display the information in a fun and informative way when I remembered how much fun it was to light paint with sparklers. I thought the best idea would be to make a GIF of Texas-themed light paintings. Out of the good graces of the universe some of my very best friends, ...

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SND Blog: 5 Things I learned interning at The Dallas Morning News

Posted on September 9, 2013

Originally published by The Society for News Design on August 30, 2013 I spent my summer as a digital design intern for The Dallas Morning News. I worked primarily on creating interactive story packages for The News’ flagship iPad app. When I was applying for internships The News stood out because it was a digital internship and it would enable me to learn how to apply traditional design skills to a evolving medium. Even during my ...

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Recapping viewpoints on Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber cover

Posted on August 20, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive came about somewhat unexpectedly. Rolling Stone was making news with its August 4 cover featuring Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I was working with my editor with coming up with a new interactive to work on and we flipped to a page of commentary in DMN and I set off to create an interactive that summarized what was going on in the news while portraying both sides of the argument within a larger ...

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Restaurant review: Best seafood in DFW

Posted on August 18, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive features reviews of seafood restaurants in Dallas by TDMN restaurant critic Leslie Brenner. The interactive includes photos of featured dishes as well as information about how to contact each restaurant. Tap the photo to experience the interactive. 

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