How One Houston Suburb Ended Up in a Reservoir


The New York Times, March 2018 Things I did: Drone photo and video, reporting, Interactive graphics. Tools I used: Javascript, GDAL/OGR, QGIS, Illustrator, Photoshop.
Interactive mapping to show how urbanization and loose planning policies led a neighborhood to be built in the flood pool of a Houston reservoir.

Easter Island is Eroding


The New York Times, March 2018 Things I did: Interactive graphics. Tools I used: WebGL, Pixel shaders, Javascript, GDAL/OGR.
A smoothly animating 3d diagram to show Easter Island's isolation.

Olympic Skier Animations


The New York Times, February 2018 Things I did: Interactive graphics. Tools I used: Javascript, Illustrator.
Whimsical race visualizations, published minutes after the end of Olympic ski events.

North Bay Wildfires


The New York Times, October 2017 Things I did: Photo and video, field mapping, reporting. Tools I used: DJI Mavic drone.
Field mapping, reporting and drone work on a breaking news deadline in response to California wildfires.

Town After Town Under Water


The New York Times, September 2017 Things I did: Photo and video, reporting. Tools I used: DJI Mavic drone.
Reporting and drone work on a breaking news deadline after Hurricane Harvey.

Antarctic Dispatches


The New York Times, May 2017 Things I did: Story planning, web development, interactive graphics. Tools I used: Javascript, WebGL, Pixel shaders, GDAL/OGR, QGIS.
A three-chapter dispatch about cutting-edge climate science on the Antarctic ice sheet.

Good News on the California Drought


The New York Times, March 2017 Things I did: Map making, page design. Tools I used: GDAL/OGR, QGIS, Photoshop.
We used detailed snow data to render photorealistic maps to help describe the rebound of snowfall in California's Sierra Nevada.

Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change


The New York Times, December 2016 Things I did: Story planning, design and development, map making. Tools I used: Google EarthEngine, GDAL/OGR, Illustrator, Photoshop, Aftereffects, Javascript.
Animating an unprecedented new global water dataset shows how humans have changed their environment over the last 30 years.

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts


The New York Times, October 2016 Things I did: Story planning, design and development. Tools I used: Javascript.
Life on the edge of China's expanding Tengger Desert, explored through a seamless presentation of text, drone footage, and maps.

How One of the Deadliest Hajj Accidents Unfolded


The New York Times, September 2016 Things I did: Design and development, map making. Tools I used: QGIS, GDAL/OGR, Illustrator, Photoshop, Javascript.
The story of the deadly 2015 Hajj crush through the eyes of Rashid Siddiqui, presented with an eye towards how design and visual elements can augment a written story.

Michael Phelps vs. Himself


The New York Times, August 2016 Things I did: Reporting, writing, design and development. Tools I used: Illustrator, Javascript.
Data reveals how Michael Phelps changed as an athlete over his 5 Olympic appearances.

Katie Ledecky and the Eternity of 11 Seconds


The New York Times, August 2016 Things I did: Interactive graphics. Tools I used: Illustrator, Javascript.
Katie Ledecky dominated her races during the Rio Olympics. We put together this look at her performances in about six hours.

Greenland Is Melting Away


The New York Times, October 2015 Things I did: Story planning, design and development for interactive portions. Tools I used: Illustrator, Photoshop, QGIS, Javascript.
Drone footage, text and interactive graphics combine to tell a story about researchers investigating climate change with boots on the ice.

Death in Syria


The New York Times, September 2015 Things I did: Data visualization. Tools I used: Node.js.
An attempt to compassionately visualize every death in Syria's ongoing civil war.

What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea


The New York Times, July 2015 Things I did: Reporting, writing, design and development, map making. Tools I used: Illustrator, Photoshop, Javascript.
Satellite imagery and maps show China's progress in building new islands in the South China Sea.

An Image of Earth Every 10 Minutes


The New York Times, July 2015 Things I did: Reporting, writing, web design and development, video production. Tools I used: AfterEffects, Photoshop, Javascript.
A compilation of 10-minute snapshots of Earth from Japan's new weather satellite creates an elegant animation of our living planet.

How ISIS Expands


The New York Times, July 2015 Things I did: Front-end design and development. Tools I used: Javascript.
A look at the methods of ISIS' expansion designed primarily for mobile readers.

Arctic Ice Reaches a Low Winter Maximum


The New York Times, March 2015 Things I did: Writing, reporting, data collection, chart making. Tools I used: Photoshop, Illustrator.
A short science article with integrated charts and graphics about sea ice extent in the Arctic.

The Dawn Wall: El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route


The New York Times, January 2015 Things I did: Reporting.
A 3D look at the route of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's free climb of the Dawn Wall on Yosemite's El Capitan.

The Most Detailed Maps You’ll See From the Midterm Elections


The New York Times, November 2014 Things I did: Map design, back-end coding to generate maps on election night. Tools I used: Tilemill, GDAL/OGR, PostGIS, Ruby, BASH scripts, Node.js.
Precinct-level maps of results for several key states during the 2014 midterm elections, published the morning after.

Norway the Slow Way


The New York Times, September 2014 Things I did: Map design. Tools I used: Illustrator, D3js, Javascript, GDAL/OGR.
A Journey in Which I Travel North, on the World’s Most Beautiful Voyage, Searching for the Specter of My Grandfather and a Glimpse of the Ever-Elusive Midnight Sun.

A Rogue State Along Two Rivers


The New York Times, July 2014 Things I did: Imagery processing, map design. Tools I used: Photoshop, Illustrator, D3js, GDAL/OGR.
An examination of how ISIS came to control such large swaths of territory, framed by the meanders of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

A Game of Shark and Minnow


The New York Times Magazine, October 2013 Things I did: Reporting, data collection, imagery processing, map design. Tools I used: Illustrator, Photoshop, BASH scripts, GDAL/OGR, ArcMap.
Multimedia treatment of a story about geopolitics as lived by 8 Filipino soldiers on a decrepit ship stuck on a reef in the South China Sea. Nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and a National Magazine Award.

Riding the New Silk Road


The New York Times, July 2013 Things I did: Front-end development, reporting, imagery processing, map design. Tools I used: Illustrator, Photoshop, D3js, BASH scripts, ArcMap, GDAL/OGR.
Multimedia and map elements visualize Hewlett-Packard's overland rail route for transporting electronics from China to Europe.

Few Women on Some Senate Committees


The New York Times, June 2013 Things I did: Visualization and interaction design/development. Tools I used: D3js.
An isometric graphic charting the history of women's presence on various committees in the U.S. senate.

Snow plows in New York City


February 2013 Things I did: Data collection, page design and development. Tools I used: Photoshop, Ruby, Javascript.
A timelapse of plowed streets in New York after a blizzard that came through the area in early 2013.

Superstorm Sandy


Columbia University Spatial Information Design Lab, January 2013 Things I did: Data collection, photo processing, map design, page design and development. Tools I used: Illustrator, Photoshop, D3js, ArcMap, ImageMagick.
A project using maps, census data, and aerial photography to reveal the impacts of the storm along the New Jersey and New York coasts.

Counties Blue and Red Move to the Right


The New York Times, November 2012 Things I did: Map design. Tools I used: Illustrator, ArcMap.
Two-page print graphic illustrating differences between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Awarded a silver medal from the Society of News Design, and a gold medal and best printed map award at the Malofiej 21 infographics competition.

The World Records That Fell


The New York Times, August 2012 Things I did: Data processing, design and development. Tools I used: Illustrator, Javascript.
An exploration of world records as part of the Times' 2012 Olympics coverage. Joins historical data with live results to show how modern records compare to past performances.

Posted


June 2011 Things I did: Data scraping, map design and development. Tools I used: Processing.
An animated map built with Processing that uses the spread of post offices to show historical US expansion into continent.

Recognition


2018

News & Documentary Emmy Awards Nomination: New Approaches — 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre

World Press Photo multimedia awards 3rd Place, Long Form — 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre

Malofiej 26 Best Map & Gold — A Shifting World of Ice and Rock

Malofiej 26 Best Graphic: Climate Change — Antarctic Dispatches

Malofiej 26 Silver — How California's Most Destructive Wildfire Spread

Malofiej 26 Silver —How the Manchester Arena Attack Unfolded

2017

Picture of the Year International First place, Online News & Issue Story Editing — Living in China's Expanding Deserts

Picture of the Year International Documentary Project of the Year — Carbon's Casualties

Picture of the Year International Award of Excellence — A Bomb Shatters An Aleppo Building, and Videos Capture the Rescue

News & Documentary Emmy Awards Nomination: New Approaches — Carbon's Casualties

NPPA Best of Photojournalism Third Place, Sports Multimedia Story — Rio Olympics, Frame by Frame

NPPA Best of Photojournalism Honorable Mention, Documentary Multimedia Package — Carbon's Casualties

Associated Press Sports Editors Award Olympics Graphics

NYT Publisher's Award The Solar Eclipse

NYT Publisher's Award Graphics desk coverage of Hurricane Harvey

NYT Publisher's Award Antarctic Dispatches


Malofiej 25 Best of Show & Gold — Olympic Races social series

Malofiej 25 Silver — A Trail of Terror in Nice

Malofiej 25 Silver — Decisive Moments at the Rio Olympics

Malofiej 25 Silver — How One of the Deadliest Hajj Accidents Unfolded


2016

World Press Photo multimedia awards 2nd Place, Innovative Storytelling — Greenland Is Melting Away

Picture of the Year International Finalist, Documentary project of the year — 10 Years After Katrina

Picture of the Year International 3rd place, Online News & Issue Story Editing — Greenland Is Melting Away

NPPA Best of Photojournalism First Place, Team Multimedia Portfolio

NPPA Best of Photojournalism Best of the Web Multimedia — Outlaw Ocean

Webby Awards Best Individual Editorial Experience — Greenland Is Melting Away

Webby Awards People's Voice: Best Individual Editorial Experience — Greenland Is Melting Away


Malofiej 24 Silver — Individual portfolio

Malofiej 24 Silver — How Syrians Are Dying

Malofiej 24 Silver — Investigating the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment

Malofiej 24 Silver — How Missing Jet’s Debris Could Have Floated to Réunion

Malofiej 24 Silver — The Dawn Wall: El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route

Malofiej 24 Silver — Breaking news portfolio (team)

Malofiej 24 Silver — Features portfolio (team)


Society for News Design 37 Silver — Individual portfolio


2015

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award How Ebola Roared Back

Associated Press Sports Editors Award The Dawn Wall: El Capitan's Most Unwelcoming Route


Malofiej 23 Gold, Best Map — The Most Detailed Maps You’ll See From the Midterm Elections

Malofiej 23 Gold, Best of Show — Areas Under ISIS Control

Malofiej 23 Silver — A Rogue State Along Two Rivers

Malofiej 23 Silver — Assessing the Damage in the Gaza Strip

Malofiej 23 Silver — Assessing the Damage and Destruction in Gaza

2014

Webby Awards Nomination — A Game of Shark and Minnow

National Magazine Award Nomination — A Game of Shark and Minnow

News & Documentary Emmy Awards Nomination: New Approaches — A Game of Shark and Minnow

Gerald Loeb Award Interactive Graphics Portfolio (team)


Malofiej 22 Gold — Reshaping New York

Malofiej 22 Silver — Breaking News Portfolio

Malofiej 22 Silver — Features Portfolio

Malofiej 22 Silver — Reshaping New York

Malofiej 22 Silver — Features Portfolio


2013

NYT Publisher's Award The Bloomberg Years


Malofiej 21 Gold, Best Map — Counties Blue and Red Move to the Right

Malofiej 21 Gold — Hurricane Sandy portfolio (team)

Malofiej 21 Gold — London Olympics portfolio (team)

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