Videos from India Trip

A full year after Whitney and my trip to India, we finally finished up the piece we were working on for it: India in Motion, which was published on The Washington Post’s website. Whitney did over 20 short videos reflecting the sights and sounds of the country.

India in Motion

There are videos from almost all the places we visited, chief among them Mumbai, Udaipur and Rishikesh. I designed the piece and built the player, which had some similarities to Scene In in that it was a series player and I used some of the same code, but look and feel wise, it is pretty different. Keep reading this post »

North Korean Prison Camps

Published in The Washington Post, July 19, 2009

North Korean Prison Camps

This project focuses on five major prison camps in North Korea, which are becoming more and more visible through the availability of satellite imagery. We highlight the camps and give a close-up view of camp 15, one of the biggest camps. I did research for this graphic, and designed and built the interface, which features some really cool maps by Laris Karklis, a Post cartographer.

Role: Design, programming, research

Tools used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash/ActionScript 3.0, CSS

Awards: SND Quarterly (Fall 2009)

Recent projects: Remembering the decade and new timeline template

It’s been a little while since I updated the blog, so here are a couple of projects from the past month and a half that I think are pretty cool.

The first is a look back at the aughts that I worked on with Joel Achenbach, which was great because I’ve always admired his work and thought he was hilarious. I designed and build a fairly simple panel graphic that has collages of some major things that happened in the 2000s and will impact our memory of the decade. I think it ended up looking pretty cool and it was a fun look back…

Remembering the decade (
Remembering the decade (

At the end of December I spent a few days working on a new timeline template for I created a new template that improved upon the navigation of our old timeline and allowed more flexibility in text and photo sizing, as well as automatic point placement and the use of points in time and ranges of time.

Cerrato Timeline (
Cerrato Timeline (

We’ve already used the template for several timelines, including the Cerrato timeline above, a look at women in political history, surge strategy timeline, and a look at Virginia inauguration history.