WHAT I DID HERE
I worked as a Designer in a group once referred to as "kind of like a design version of Seal Team Six." Condé Nast was adding digital publishing to its magazines and this meant a whole new team would need to think about interactive features and new ways to tell stories. We were partnered with Adobe and often had to wait until feature launch days before we could rush and tell magazines they could do their shoot. One black day, there was a glitch with the iPad version of Vogue's September issue and Anna Winter called down to our department. Not a good day.
PROJECT WALKTHROUGH: LOCAL POLITICIAN NEWSLETTER
One of our responsibilities were to explore new kinds of publications with the technology we were also helping invent. I have always been close to politics but found local issues hard to keep up with. My idea was to work with Diane Savino, a local NY state senator, to create a basic five-page newsletter that her constituents could follow. It came complete with interactive infographics of the impact of her policies as well as a map of the neighborhood to show where change had been made. While this was a fun prototype, the project ultimately didn't prove profitable enough to launch.