CONTACT

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504.296.6750

Email
perryinfographics@gmail.com

 

BACKGROUND

I am a visual journalist: Equal parts editor, art director, graphics reporter, researcher, data analyst and copy editor. I am also a proficient writer and designer with a sound news judgment. I thrive in collaborative and independent environments and am experienced in breaking news and daily deadline situations.

I appreciate data-driven charts, maps, diagrams and other alternative presentation forms for their holistic ability to impart information on many levels and the analysis it takes to create them.

I'm a big fan of dogs, road trips and football, and I have been known to make a mean doughnut pie chart.

Occasionally, my work is mentioned on blogs and websites related to the field of information graphics. Here's a few:

Charles Apple: A Q&A with the Harvard Business Review’s Matt Perry

Alberto Cairo: Radar graphs: Avoid them (99.9% of the time)

Investigative Reporters and Editors: Boom for McMillin, Bust for City

Stephen Few's Visual Business Intelligence: Pictures of the News: Malofiej 19 in Review

Visual Journalism: Malofiej19 (2011) – The Program is Ready

Graphic Communication Today (2004): Terrifying Tour

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Note: I'm not this Matthew Perry.

Education
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
• Bachelor of Arts, Journalism Graphics/Graphics Reporting, 2001
• Honors: Admission with Distinction (1996); Presidential Scholarship (1996-2000); Pulliam Scholarship (2000-01)
 

Career summary
Harvard Business Review • Senior Information Designer  |  2014-present

The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  2004-14
• Information Graphics Director  |  2011-14
• Information Graphics Editor  |  2008-11
• Senior News Artist  |  2006-08
• News Artist  |  2004-06

• The Times-Picayune, New Orleans • News Artist  |  2001-04

Internships:
• The Times-Picayune, New Orleans  |  2001
• The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.  |  2000
• The Associated Press, New York City  |  1999

Freelance and part-time:
• inewsource, San Diego  |  2014
• Variety, Los Angeles  |  2014
• The Associated Press, New York City  |  1999-01
• The Ball State Daily News  |  1996-2001
• The Times-Union, Warsaw, Ind.  |  1993-2001
• The Star Press, Muncie, Ind.  |  1997-99


Awards and recognition
• Malofiej International Infographics Award
• Ball State University Outstanding Young Alumnus in Journalism
• Society for News Design (print and digital)
• National Headliner Awards
• Associated Press Newswriting and Photo Contest
• California Newspaper Publishers Association
• San Diego Press Club
 

Software
Mac and PC: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML/CSS, ArcGIS/QGIS, Excel, Access, Cinema 4D, Natural Scene Designer, Acrobat Pro, PowerPoint, Keynote, Vjoon K4 Publishing System, QuarkXPress, FreeHand.

Detailed work history: LinkedIn