Interactive Producer. Gladiator/Developer. And more!
I do a lot of things, including coding (front-end, mostly), speaking, and writing. What I really like is problem-solving, big-picture strategy, and working with interesting, interested, and passionate people - and that's why I'm thrilled to be working with these people:
None of them are me. Here I am, in the corner:
The Texas Tribune
At the Tribune, I do front-end development, UX, and UI work, as well as coordinating our platform team with Art, Events, Membership, and Business Development. I planned and executed aresponsive redesign without disrupting the site, and have worked on explorers, games, and microsites. Upcoming projects include an online styleguide as well as a whole new Tribune-branded opinion site.
Projects I've done for fun, or friends, or both. And previous to joining the Tribune, I did freelance Wordpress development and contract front-end work.
I'll be speaking at SXSW, and in the past I've spoken at The Dionysium, Austin's original intellectual variety show. That's in addition to the ten years I spent teaching and speaking on history and humor - making class materials was actually where I got my start with Photoshop. I also write regularly and have translated an ancient Greek play.
As an Austin creative I'm required to show you some photographs I've taken. I'm under no delusions of grandeur, but I think I do okay.
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I'm on Twitter most.
Or you can just shoot me a good, old-fashioned email: akrauss at texastribune dot com.