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The bread and butter of my experience at Newsday, News12 and amNY have been creating custom interactives and investigative journalism pieces that require a little extra flare when the normal article presentation just won't cut it. The slideshow above is a brief showcase of projects that I both designed and coded.
Some Newsday projects I designed and developed:
The Fighter & The Father
The following project was made in collaboration with the Sports editors and Multimedia department for a unique video experience. View Long Islands own MMA champ Chris Weidman in this dual video experience, where you have the ability to swap between 2 video feeds synced up to the same audio.
Very proud of this one since it got me a trip into the city to attend the 60th NY Emmy Awards, while netting me a shiny trophy to boot.
View site: Chris Weidman: Father & Fighter
Pathway to Power
One man's rise shines light on LI's corrosive system
A massive investigative news piece that was many years in the making. I was very fortunate to be a part of it and was responsible for the user interface, chapter navigation, and graphics for both the article and video.
The story follows a street thug turned millionaire as he gained political and business connections exposing corruption, crime and overall shadiness.
These are the stories journalists live for and it was satisfying to be a part of the team and make it all come together.
Banned from the Zoo
Banned from the Zoo is a 5-member rock band from New York. We performed many shows between 2010 and 2015, mostly in the city, and recorded and released a 4 song demo. You can hear us on spotify and view us on YouTube.
I enjoy creating a design here and there for no reason at all. I like to make minimally styled backgrounds for my desktop. Feel free to right click and download any of these to use yourself.
View all designs here
Business Card Design
Man you don't know? My dad is big time in the snake biz. Here's the new card I made him.
2009 - 2011 | Cell Baby Cell
Mobileistic is a retail and wholesale distributor of mobile phones, bluetooth headsets, speakers, cases and other wireless accessories. I designed and maintained their marketing materials from 2010 - 2012, and participated in some really fun trade shows in Orlando and Vegas during that time.
Product Catalog for cell phone accessories. View the whole PDF here.
2008 - 2009 | Best cafeteria ever
United Nations was a really cool place to work. The view from the 40th floor looking across the East River into Queens was amazing. And the insane selection of international food in their cafeteria was equally awe inspiring. We also did a project here and there to assist in their peace keeping initiatives from around the globe. Not too shabby.
Steve & Barry's
2006 - 2008 | Retail & Fashion Design
Steve & Barry's was the best. I really enjoyed designing for a retail environment and it was interesting to see the advancement of their brand as they added celebrity clothing lines. I was lucky enough to go to India to train fellow employees there, that was a wild experience. S&B is also where I met the guys who would be my future bandmates in BFTZ. I honestly wish S&B didn't go bankrupt, because it was an absolute blast working there.
View all S&B designs here
2005 - 2006 | Designing Menus
International Display Systems was a great company to work for where I was mostly designing the big menu boards you might see at a movie theater or coffee shop. All the items and prices were on magnetic strips so it was easy for the user to mix up the menu. I also created some normal print menus as well as animated graphics in After Effects that were displayed on big screen TVs.
2004 - 2005 | Making Stuff with Mike
Poly was my first job out of college, I started a month before I graduated. It was pretty cool, I operated a large format (6 foot) printer, a vinyl cutting machine, and a giant CAD machine where we created and carved out 3-dimensional products from wood, plastic, metal and foam. I worked with one of my closest friends Mike, and man we had alot of fun making (and breaking) cool stuff.