is a web designer & developer,
a journalist & storyteller in Chicago.
I started building websites 17 years ago with Microsoft FrontPage and a Photoshop knockoff. My tools have gotten a lot more robust since then, but my fascination with technology never changed. My curiousity has led me to explore just about every facet of the web development process.
For the past six years, I've built web experiences related to the news, which has allowed me to work with some truly interesting problems and very smart people. I believe I've been able to further journalistic storytelling with data visualizations, robust story templates and CMS hacks. In addition to my work at the Chicago Tribune, I speak, write, teach and organize events about technology and journalism.