About Me

Experience

2018-Now

2018-Now

Product Director

The Wall Street Journal.

In charge of the entire product lifecycle for the entire suite of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial tools and underlying services, including: overall product strategy (including legacy retirement), design thinking-driven discovery, product ownership, and stakeholder relations at all echelons of the WSJ newsroom and its parent companies, all the while bringing design-driven expertise, empathy and fast, iterative Agile-driven processes into the forefront of the program.

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2016-2018

2016-2018

Product Manager, Editorial Tools

The Wall Street Journal.

I was the first-ever product manager for the internal editorial tools at the WSJ and Dow Jones, working with three different legacy engineering teams, in which I helped determine requirements, design and roll out tools and features in conjunction with the WSJ consumer product teams. Reinvented and rolled out tools & features to solve problems for: multimedia search and image cropping, charting for all platforms, live coverage, and content planning.

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2014-2016

2014-2016

Art Director

The Wall Street Journal.

Design pages and illustration commission for several sections of the print edition. Created an editorial tool using HTML/CSS/Javascript, created and maintained an API to power it. Responsible for project in its entirety from wireframing/planning to launch. Handled branding for 16-article Money & Investing banking series, introduced new ways WSJ.com can package content and helped members of edit desk learn new and existing tools along the way.

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2013-2014

2013-2014

Designer

Gannett Design Studio

  • Designed A1/News (occasional sports) sections for the following print products:
    • Michigan
      • Lansing State Journal
      • Battle Creek Enquirer
      • Port Huron Times Herald
      • Livingston County Press & Argus
      • Livonia Observers & Eccentrics
    • Indiana
      • Muncie Star Press
      • Richmond Palladium Item
      • Lafayette Journal & Courier
    • Ohio
      • Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Used HTML/CSS/Javascript to program special tablet features for weekly Indianapolis Star iPad app for sports
  • Built Web tools using HTML/CSS/JS/PHP to aid workflow by scraping data from APIs and automatically generating URLs for the designer to utilize in the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
  • Animated front pages and infographics with After Effects.
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  • Designed, developed and served as webmaster for the Society of News Design's 2013 conference.
  • 2011-2012

    2011-2012

    Professor

    Indiana Univeristy School of Journalism

  • Teaching: Computer Methods in Journalism Reporting, Writing & Editing I & II
  • 2010-2011

    2010-2011

    Copy Editor & Page Designer

    Lafayette Journal & Courier

  • Edited copy, layout for daily editions (Local section, News Wires and A1)
  • Trained staff on Search Engine Optimization practices
  • Helped assemble the company’s social media strategy across Facebook and Twitter
  • Posting content to the Web daily
  • Education

    2009: Indiana University School of Journalism (Indianapolis, Ind.) — Bachelor of Arts, Journalism