I’m the Graphics Director at The Washington Post. I lead the graphics team, which includes infographics, news apps and digital story design. We work across every digital platform, with a special emphasis on mobile and social, and on the print product.
I conceive, project manage and edit visual stories of all sizes, from breaking news to medium and long-term enterprise. In addition, I lead the development of tools and templates that make visual storytelling easier for everyone in our organization.
I believe in hiring smart designers, creative problem solvers and exceptional storytellers and creating an environment where my team can do their best work. I’m lucky to lead a group with an amazing variety of skillsets: illustrators, animators, designers, reporters, data analysts, front-end specialists and full-stack developers. Check out our projects. And here we are having a little celebration:
In my first four years at The Washington Post, I focused on the design and front-end development of interactive graphics — especially maps and data visualizations — and innovative story experiences for digital platforms that often included video and photography. My favorite part of my job involves coming up with creative ways to combine multimedia and technology in storytelling. Check out my resume here.
I went to the University of North Carolina, where I studied multimedia and photojournalism and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. I was an intern at USA TODAY and worked for The Baltimore Sun before joining the Post.
I co-taught a course on communicating with design at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in the fall of 2013.
From 2010-2012, I was a part of the faculty of the National Security Reporting Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, an investigative project that takes place in the fall. In 2010, the project we did won an OJA for best student multimedia project.
Sometimes I speak at conferences. Check out a video of one of my talks here.
I’m a native North Carolinian from a small town in western N.C. called Franklin, where some of my family still lives. I’m the youngest of seven girls. Yes, no brothers! I love to read. A lot. I’ve been running a book club since 2010 and I’m obsessed with Goodreads. I’m also a fan of cooking (especially brunch food), tennis, travel, photography and live music.
I live in Washington, D.C., with my husband, Matt, and our kids, Margot and Hike.
Anything on this blog is my opinion and does not reflect the position of my employer, The Washington Post. All graphics are reproduced from The Washington Post, unless otherwise noted.