The Rise of Handwritten Album Art, As Told Through Data
I recently created a project that analyzes trends in album art typography in the past decade's Billboard top-charting songs.
The Predictive Power of Dillo
This story attempts to decide whether or not the bands we invite to our annual student concert series—Dillo Day—become more or less famous after they perform on our campus. Popularity was decided by interest, as decided by Google Trends data, and experience, as decided by number of studio albums.
The Best Ls You've Never Taken
This story plays on the traditional "map" format of magazine storytelling. I incorporated the colors from the CTA into a more visually pleasing color palette, copying its signature twists with a series of 90-degree angles that hug cutout pictures of the city. This is one of my favorite stories to this day, since reporting on it required taking every single line of the L as a newcomer to Chicago! I researched, wrote, and designed this piece for the magazine freshman year.
The Maze Cover
Though it isn't data visualization in a traditional sense, I definitely think this magazine cover demonstrates my ability to represent information in new formats. To visually depict the challenging, confusing process of navigating college mental health care, I used an InDesign script to create a real maze.
Other Miscellaneous Projects