How to use Readmore.js in WordPress

I am, by no means, an expert on anything, particularly WordPress, but I recently cracked the code for a script that I wanted to implement, and I felt…

See you in the Spring!

For whatever reason, I haven’t mentioned this here, so it’s probably time. The Dave and I have a tiny person due on Thanksgiving. I know!!  We are very…

Seriously: Don’t Work for Free

Recently at my day job, I received one of those mass communications that large, educational institutions send concerning a logo design contest for a pretty notable event that…

The Dangerous Quest for the Unicorn

Somewhere in the first days of millennials entering the workforce, a strange phenomena began in the design and web world.  Companies everywhere began their quest to find the perfect…

Data & UI Design Resources

My on-going list of resources that I use on a daily or pretty regular basis for data design and UI web design at my day job or freelance…

Online Project Management with Freedcamp

If you search for online project management tools, the field is pretty stacked.  There are tools promising everything you need for more money than I have in my…

The Abbreviated Y-Axis

A few weeks ago, in probably a troll-like rage against the Internet, I started a tumblr blog

Big News: We’re Heading Out West

An unimaginable number of things can change in (nearly) three years.

The Important Difference Between Current Dollars & Real Dollars

Recently at my day job, I got to work with some awesome researchers who were looking at the difference in salaries between two occupations over the last decade….

Side Note: Four Baby Quilts in One Year

As with most people in their mid-to-late twenties, it seems like every other week, I hear about someone I know from college or life having a baby. The…

Happy News: Now Accepting Freelance Gigs Out West

  After lots of thinking and consideration, I’ve decided to start reaching out in the northern Colorado/eastern Wyoming region for freelance graphic design opportunities.  I had originally thought…

Bubbles are Hard: Islamic Sect Graphic Correction

Information is Beautiful just published a great chart about the different sects, schools, and branches of Islam.  It makes a lot of really complicated information very clear.  However,…

Three Revealing World Maps on Education, Science, Politics

The areas of education, science and American politics are so broad, so complex, that sometimes it’s nice to see the whole package summed up in a few quick…

Sketches: Designing the Political Polarization Report

I’ve already expressed some of my love for sketching and how important the exercise is to my design work, but don’t think I’ll let you get away without…

Data Thought: Why are There So Many Mattress Stores?

Ok, this is going to sound insane, or at least trigger the common thought-“who cares?”- but why are there so many mattress stores?

Three Tweets that Explain My Feelings on Data List Articles

Here we go again…

Sketches: Creating the Library User Typology Quiz UI

Sketching: though it seems like a dying step in a designer’s workflow, I still can’t start a project without.  For almost everything I produce, I sketch some portion…

Telling Stories with Data Presentation

In March, I was invited to speak about data journalism, information graphics, and data visualization at a conference for the student-led Gnovis Journal at Georgetown University.  I was very…

Construction

It’s time for some redesign

If you have ever visited my portfolio before, you can tell this is an overhaul.  I’m in the process of theme changes, hacking my way through WordPress again…