The President's 2011 Tax Return
Infographic of interesting highlights of the president's 2011 tax return, including income, taxes paid and charitable contributions. Designed, interviewed and wrote.
Latino America: Building Success
Thirty-minute video and motion graphic documentary on the success and failure of Hispanic students in the U.S. educational system. Designed, shot, edited and co-produced documentary. Also helped design, develop and implement a new video player and open-source tool to layer multiple and timed types of media over video within a stand-alone player.
The Colbert Report Retort
Webby official honoree web video (News & Politics: Individual Episode category) of our response to Colbert's response to our look at how Sesame Street is teaching children how to save. Shot, edited, and co-produced.
The State Of Student Loans: More Debt, More Defaults, More Problems
Broadcast piece on the PBS NewsHour, focusing on the $1 trillion Americans owe in student loan debt. How did that happen, and what's the impact on the nation's economy? Producer.
Occupy DC's 'Roving Kabaret'
Multimedia mash-up of photos, historical tidbits, maps and recordings of folks who took part in an event for Occupy Wall Street's D.C. movement. Designed, photographed, recorded audio, edited, co-produced and wrote.
Bein' Green: Easier Than You Think
Video and motion graphics to explain the LEED rating system for determining the greenness of buildings. See how your workspace compares to the U.S. Green Building Council's. (Full disclosure: It's a lot nicer than the NewsHour's offices.) Edited, produced and designed.
In short: I'm a creative multimedia producer and designer of webness.
In detail: I'm currently the web producer for Making Sen$e, the business and economics section of the PBS NewsHour, spearheaded by correspondent Paul Solman. I'm happiest when deep in a color choice decision for an infographic to explain some wonky dataset. I've a Swiss-Army knife of skills, from video production to typography and motion graphics. I like using (and further developing) these skills by finding interesting economic stories and creating compelling ways to tell them at the NewsHour. From an interactive infographic to explain global consumption trends of beer over the last 40 years to a video interview with a Muppet to respond to a parody of us by Stephen Colbert (further self-promo: it was named a Webby official honoree) to an infographic of President Obama's tax returns, I enjoy taking something dull and finding what's interesting. I'm a producer, reporter, editor, videographer, photographer, graphic artist, motion animator, wrangler of CMS fuddyduddyness, researcher, analytics translator, sometimes coder, community engagement monitor, schedule organizer and consumer of yummy coffee and loose-leaf tea.
I earned a master’s degree in multimedia and innovation journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
It's good to talk! I'm always interested in chatting – whether it's a design concept, a fun job opportunity or a great recipe [love cooking]. I'm on just about all the usual platform suspects. My favorites are below. Pick whichever makes you happy.
Bonus points for creative ways to herd cats.
Hate email contact forms as much as I do? Good. Email me at elizabeth [dot] shell [at] gmail.