WAMU

WAMU is Washington DC’s NPR station — one of the most listened to in the nation, and home to several nationally syndicated shows. In 2017, I led the redesign of wamu.org. The new site features an audio player that maintains state as users move around (harder than it sounds). The design system is flexible and extendable, allowing it to be repurposed for other properties, like DCist and 1A. The look and feel strives for a middle ground between serious, friendly, and easy-to-read. We built it on React, powered by a headless WordPress install — all very new at the time. The project got kind nods from the community, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for Regional News Site Design, and lots of kind emails from listeners. And I helped with all other design-y things: branding, program logos, email templates, annual reports, campaigns, events, ads, digital displays, and (of course) some mugs and totes.

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