Dan Spector

Front-end developer, data visualization designer, writer

I’m a developer, designer, and writer. I work as a graphics reporter at the Wall Street Journal. I enjoy making graphics and interactives to explain concepts and data. Most of my work utilizes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks like D3 and React.

Location
New York, New York, United States
Email
Website
https://danspector.io
GitHub
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LinkedIn
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Twitter
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Experience

present

Graphics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal

I create static and interactive graphics in a newsroom environment, as well as perform data analysis.

Highlights

  • Produce graphics for print on deadline with Adobe Illustrator
  • Tame and interpret big data sets with R
  • Develop interactive graphics in a modern JavaScript environment

Information Design Student at Northeastern University

I created visual, data-driven applications in a studio environment as part of my graduate studies.

Highlights

  • Developed an interactive thesis about why the penny should be eliminated
  • Analyzed the U.S. craft beer industry according to geography, beer style, and chemistry
  • Visualized rent poverty in a gentrifying neighborhood of Boston

Video Editor / Social Media Producer at CKD Solutions

I produced video and social media content for a company promoting women’s corporate leadership development.

Highlights

  • Crafted a speaker reel for the CEO, spending months iterating and revising footage
  • Edited video from conferences about women in the workplace issues and female executive career growth
  • Revamped company marketing strategy on social media

Education

M.F.A. in Information Design and Visualization from Northeastern University with GPA of 3.71

Courses

  • Programming Basics (P5.js)
  • Visualization Technologies (D3.js)
  • Statistics for Designers (R)
  • Geographic Information Systems (ArcMap)
  • Studio 1 (Graphic Design)
  • Studio 2 (Data Journalism)
  • Studio 3 (Thesis Class)
  • Research Methods
  • Information Design History

B.A. in Government from Cornell University with GPA of 3.59

Courses

  • Political Science
  • Writing

Skills

Web Development
Level:
Keywords:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ES6
  • Webpack
  • D3
  • React
  • P5 (Processing)
  • Flexbox
  • CSS Grid
Graphic Design
Level:
Keywords:
  • Illustrator
Data Analysis
Level:
Keywords:
  • R
Video Production
Level:
Keywords:
  • DSLR
  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • After Effects
Writing and Editing
Level:
Keywords:
  • English

Interests

Writing
Keywords:
  • Blogging
  • Fiction
Music
Keywords:
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Vinyl
Reading
Keywords:
  • Books
  • News
Watching sports
Keywords:
  • Agonizing teams from Philadelphia

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