The death of the electric guitar

Art direction and development. Writer Geoff Edgers reported a story that suggested the days of the electric guitar were long behind us. Videographer Erin O’Connor and I burned a guitar to help underscore the point (see the post I wrote about our process). Or, you can view the full project here.

Centennial of the National Park Service

Design and development. In anticipation of the centinneal we created an experience where users can record which parks they’ve visited and could share their memories and experiences from the parks. View full project

A marine’s convictions

Design and development. John Woodrow Cox’s amazing and epic tale of a Marine officer who said he was wrongly convicted. We incorporated audio throughout the piece, in addition to a menu which tracked the reader’s progress throughout the piece. Users could also save their progress in the story and return to the browser or get an email to pick up the story where they left off. View full project.

Walk This Way

Design and development with Seth Blanchard. Author Geoff Edgers spoke with more than 40 people involved with the collaboration between Aerosmith and Run D.M.C.’s Walk This Way, and told the story of the song as an oral history for its 30th birthday. Geoff secured previously unreleased footage of the filming which we incorporated as autoplaying video throughout the piece. Additionally anytime a song is mentioned, the user can listen to a sample of the song within the story. A character list helps remind users who’s who throughout the story. View full project.

Political issues graphic

Design and development. Editors at The Post wanted to create a social experience that allowed people to share the viewpoints of each candidate for the Presidential election. We created an alternative story form that boiled the candidates’ viewpoints to a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ response. Each of these viewpoint was shareable via Twitter and Facebook (and Pinterest on early iterations!). View the project.