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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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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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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Creating the Sixth Floor Museum

Posted on August 17, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive was designed using a HTML5 and CSS template system created by John Hancock, a DMN developer and designer. The template system is something the DMN digital team is moving toward so that more staffers who are comfortable with putting code blocks together can create responsive, elegant story formats. The story at hand is part of the JFK50 series that is being published throughout the year to remember the ...

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Restaurant review: Drinks that dazzle

Posted on August 17, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive was created using Adobe Muse and Adobe After Effects. It features TDMN restaurant critic Leslie Brenner's reviews of various Dallas restaurants' cocktail offerings. I took my inspiration from the roaring 20s and the esthetic from the Great Gatsby. After all, everything that glitters is gold so I animated a twinkling light background to give my audience a luxurious experience to set the mood to go out in ...

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Round-up: Abortion issues in Texas

Posted on August 17, 2013

This Dallas Morning News interactive concisely explains the issues surrounding proposed legislation in the Texas Senate to restrict the availability of abortions in the state. The issue was brought into the national spotlight by Sen. Wendy Davis' 13-hour filibuster, which lead to Texas Gov. Rick Perry calling a special session. The legislation later passed, but the debate about abortion and the state of Texas politics continues. Tap the ...

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Father’s Day Interactive

Posted on July 7, 2013

This is an interactive for The Dallas Morning News designed in Adobe Muse featuring TDMN's father's day essay, songs and movies to enjoy with your dad as well as a fun, very me section with content from the Tumblr account "Dads are the original hipsters."

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