Design + Journalism

Making things better.

I like you.


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.

Previously, I was the director of news technology for MinnPost, where I managed web development and design, led our news apps team, and took the lead on strategic digital projects.

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.


If you have any questions or comments, just send an email to krhinck@gmail.com. You can also find me @kaeti.

Site credits

Inspired by Beautiful Open, which was in turn inspired by Bootstrap Expo and Built With Ember. It’s built with Jekyll, developed on GitHub, and is hosted on GitHub Pages.