Design + Journalism
Making things better.
I’ve been working with journalism and technology for more than 10 years. I’ve been an editor, a director of technology, a designer, a photojournalist, a team leader, and a product manager. Regardless of roles and titles, I’m happiest when I’m solving important problems with smart people — and helping my team do their best work.
I currently lead the data team at The Washington Post. Before that, I was the design director for the Institute for Nonprofit News. Our product team worked to support independent journalism organizations in a number of ways: building and supporting open source tools, publishing extensive documentation, and offering consulting and web development. Last year, I managed the redesign of INN’s visual identity.
I believe in user-driven design, journalism that solves problems, testing assumptions, iterative change, open source, hiring people who are smarter than me, admitting what I don’t know, helping others do their best work, and leaving things better than I found them.
Oh, and I believe that life is more than work and kindness is more critical than success.