EJ Fox

Hire me to do work for you! Just shoot me an email at ejfox@ejfox.com or grab a spot on my calendar.

Data Visualization Design

Infographics and data visualization are the perfect way to add context to your written content. I have over 10 years of experience crafting static infographics in Illustrator, and I am passionate about helping journalists and start-ups tell their stories. I offer a complete suite of services, from data scraping and analysis to visualization and responsive design, all tailored to your specific needs.

NBC News: Does America Need Another Prison?, NBC News: Russian Twitter Trolls

Interactive Development

Sometimes to tell a data story, it's easier to make understandable through interactive graphics. I've spent the last 10 years working in D3 to create interactive data visualizations for mobile, desktop, and broadcast.

WaPo: David Byler Post Opinions 2020 Democratic Primary Simulator, Mother Jones: A Map of the Dark-Money Universe, NBC News: Post Bail

Cartography

I love creating maps that are both aesthetically pleasing and informative. I specialize in making maps with election data, and I am always exploring new ways to visualize data.

Prototyping

I am quick to adapt to new systems and I excel at creating prototypes. I have a lot of experience creating minimum viable products that are focused and comprehensive, from design and documentation to code.

CMU: CovidCast, CBS: Democratic Primary Big Board


I am a hacker-journalist. I spend much of my time convincing various computers to do my bidding, which is often to discover, explore, or tell truthful stories about the world. I have a background in journalism and computer science, and I use both skillsets to create powerful and compelling visualizations.

I love a challenge. When someone comes to me with an idea that they're not sure is possible, I am excited to dive into the puzzle of making it happen. My favorite moments are when I can turn something that someone thought was impossible into a reality.

I like creating things from nothing, making things exist. I love the challenge of making things exist on a deadline. I love the inherent deadlines in news, the need for speed and pragmatism and hard choices.

A lot of people hire me to take an idea they have and make it a reality with code. As a result, I have a lot of experience working up and down the stack, depending on the team and infrastructure I am working with. I am comfortable hand-coding my own static webpages from scratch, or hacking your CMS to get everything working perfectly. My benefit is my versatility. I am always up for a challenge, and I enjoy the process of making something exist.

I enjoy working with teams of all sizes and disciplines. I am always keen to learn new things, and I love working with unique and diverse collaborators. No two projects are the same, but I believe that respectful and open communication is key to a successful project no matter what.

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