Web Design

Digital Design, Interactive Web Graphics and Web Development

I'm a Web & Product Designer at The Gazette, the second-largest news organization in Colorado. I'm also the Design Director of Colorado Politics, a startup political news website based in Denver. I direct the visual online presentations and designs landing pages for both media entities owned by Clarity Media Group. I earned a Master of Science degree in Information and Communications Technology from the University of Denver in 2018.

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The Gazette's coverage: The first positive COVID-19 case in Colorado was reported in Summit County on March 5, 2020. Gazette journalists have continued to cover in real-time the effects of this global pandemic on the state and on the community within the Pikes Peak region.

I designed and built the landing page on The Gazette's complete coverage on the COVID-19 virus. I teamed up with a data reporter, video editor and online director to create a one-stop spot for readers to keep up with the local and state news on the pandemic.

To read the story, go to gazette.com/coronavirus

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The Gazette's ongoing series: This is the first in a yearlong series of stories about Colorado’s broken mental health care system. A team of Gazette journalists is investigating the gaps in care for children, for veterans, for the community at large. They will be focusing on solutions that might come as state officials and community leaders sharpen their focus on what for many is a vicious cycle of despair and ruin.

I designed a responsive web page and series landing page for online subscribers. I worked alongside reporters, editors, photographers, videographers and a web developer to produce the digital presentation.

To read the story, go to gazette.com/mental-health.

AWARD WINNER

  • Second place for Best Multimedia in the 2017 Colorado Press Association competition

About the story: The Waldo Canyon fire was a forest fire that started approximately four miles northwest of Colorado Springs. on June 23, 2012, and was declared 100% contained on July 10, 2012. It left two people dead and was one of the most destructive fire in Colorado state history, as measured by the number of homes destroyed.

I directed the visual design on this interactive online display and teamed up with a web developer to produce the multimedia presentation.

To read the story, go to gazette.com/waldo-canyon-fire

About the story: Colorado voters enshrined recreational cannabis in the state constitution in 2012, with the first stores opening in 2014. Together with legal medical marijuana, sales burgeoned to $1.3 billion in 2016. But law enforcement insists that the legal market has sheltered the black market, in which criminals grow cannabis to sell out of state. The Gazette takes an investigative look of the state of marijuana.

I directed the visual design on this interactive online display and teamed up with a web developer to produce the multimedia presentation.

To read the story, go to gazette.com/state-of-marijuana/marijuana-black-market

About the story: A Marine who survived almost 300 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Noah Harter was a gifted high school athlete, talented musician and beloved member and only son of a military family. Depicted by those who knew him as paragon of what a Marine should be, he succumbed to suicide at age 25. The Gazette delved into the numbers behind veteran suicide and found a complicated web of younger vets suffering with PTSD.

I directed the visual design on this interactive online display and teamed up with a web developer to produce the multimedia presentation.

To read the story, go to gazette.com/an-ideal-marine

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© 2020 Design by Stephanie Swearngin

Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906