I’m a graphic artist at The Seattle Times and work in a small art team creating visuals for both our print and digital platforms. I work across all departments in the newsroom on subjects ranging from the environment to politics to sports. Trained as a science illustrator with a background in biology, I bring data and facts to life. I specializes in layering information in data-driven visualizations and infographics, mixing traditional media, like watercolors, acrylic and clay, with digital tools to help accurately represent the world around us. I especially like collaborating with videographers and reporters to create more immersive storytelling experiences.
Here is a sample of my work last year.
1. King County’s transportation spending – traditional data visualization of explaining the numbers
2. Teacher diversity in Washington State – data-driven narrative with an interactive map, and charts/graphs that help tell the story
3. Fresh hop beer brewing – video interactive with infographics, maps and charts mixed in
4. Orcas in peril – Interactive map and infographic on killer whales along the West Coast
5. Lead in Seattle Public Schools’ drinking water – interactive map highlighting lead levels in all public schools in Seattle
6. How to buy a home in Seattle – Interactive guide with graphs/charts and illustrations to explain Seattle’s unique home buying process
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