For the following projects, I developed not only the design and visual feel but also had my hand in aspects such as researching, writing, video editing and basic programming.
Energy Portraits on Poweringanation.org
Description: A growing population means that the U.S. is producing ever more greenhouse gases. Four American families open up about how they’re succeeding and struggling to reduce their energy consumption.
Contributions: This was my main project during a graduate fellowship at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I conceptualized all components of Energy Portraits. I interviewed sources and art directed while my colleague captured video and photos. I edited all video content in Final Cut Pro and designed the entire project using Flash and Illustrator. I also researched all components of this project. In other words, this is my baby, and I didn’t sleep for two months. (And I loved it.)
Changing Shorelines on Poweringanation.org
Description: This is a graphic component of a story about Newtok, a coastal Alaskan town that is being forced to relocate due to the effects of extreme weather. The graphic shows the impact of erosion on the town and the projected impact of flooding in New York City as a result of climate change.
Contributions: I created an interactive graphic using Flash and Illustrator.
Debating Coal’s Future on Poweringanation.org
Description: The residents of Meigs County, Ohio, live beneath the towering smokestacks of four coal-fired power plants. Elisa Young worries about the health effects of the plants, but others in her community are eager for the jobs a new plant could bring.
Contributions: I created an interactive graphic in Flash and video graphic in After Effects, which display the coal plants in Meigs county. I also created a “Coal by the numbers” sidebar graphic in Illustrator.
Hello, Healthy Bod
For a final class project, I created an interactive resource that gives tips on healthy living. I did all design and coding in Flash.