I was tasked with redesigning the popular NBA news and rumors site HoopsHype, into a fully responsive layout with an extra emphasis on rumors and "storylines," by far the most popular content on the site. A storyline is any collection of rumors tied together with a common theme that the user could follow over time.
We also visualized the hottest stories of the moment, to illustrate the ebb and flow of ever-changing free-agent and trade rumors across the league.
College Football Fan Index
College Football Fan Index presented by Degree is the only digital index that combines social media activity and fan voting to determine the ultimate college football fanbase.
It’s an in-depth ranking of the top fanbases as determined through social aggregation and online polling across weekly editorial themes such as best tailgates and best traditions. The index is then measured based on social activity of each school’s fanbase, including sharing photos and videos, as well as the voting results of the weekly polls asking fans to determine which schools offer the best experience.
USA TODAY | UFC 175
An infographic highlighting the fighting styles and strengths/weaknesses of each fighter for Weidman vs. Machia and Rousey vs. Davis. Both fights were part of the UFC 175 event and the graphics were featured in a special UFC 175 pullout section of USA TODAY.
Images: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Editorial: Dann Stupp of MMAjunkie
Fear & Memory
Illustrations to accompany a long form piece for MMA Junkie about Corey Hill, an MMA fighter who suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries seen in an MMA match. The story details how we able to overcome the psychological effects of suffering a catastrophic injury and continue his MMA career.
Mobile NCAA Bracket
NCAA Tournament bracket designed for mobile. Complete with live scoring and statistics, game previews, reviews, and photo galleries. In-depth player stats can be viewed by expanding the team box score. I also designed desktop and tablet versions.
expanding box scores.
game preview and recap state
An infographic designed for Shotlink™ to be displayed on For The Win. Stats such as "strokes gained - putting' and "greens in regulation percentage" were used to highlight the traits that would create the perfect golfer on the PGA Tour.
Stats provided by Shotlink™ powered by CDW.
USA TODAY Sports Weekly
With USA TODAY Sports Weekly offering a digital subscription of their weekly print issue, each week's cover would need to be converted to a digital version that made it easy to navigate through different features. A digital version of the table of contents was required as well.
Beers of the World Cup
A graphic for The Big Lead highlighting the most popular beers of every country in the 2014 World Cup.
UnofficialNetworks.com is one of many USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. The site was migrated to Wordpress VIP and a fully responsive redesign was needed.