Direct From the Storage Closet Studio

Here’s a quick link to a podcast I did the other week with Scott Klein, assistant managing editor at ProPublica and one of my new officemates.

We talk about what it’s like to be the primary owner of a project versus being an outside consultant, keeping users in mind as we build better designs for journalism, and how every article doesn’t (and shouldn’t) need to be presented the same way.

Case in point: our podcast coincided with the publication of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ affecting essay on race and the anniversary of Freedom Summer. We wanted to give Nikole’s work a look and feel better suited to the personal nature of the content than our standard news template. So that’s exactly what we did.

Also featured is the artful photo work of Edmund D. Fountain, as well ProPublica’s first go at a fully fluid, mobile-first responsive design.