Graphics for “Mauled”

I produced graphics and charts to illustrate the severity of bites by police K-9 dogs, many of which harm innocent bystanders,

March Madness returns to Indy

3D illustration of a visual story I wrote that previewed the format, practices and COVID-19 protocols for the 2021 NCAA March

Preview of a new boardwalk trail

A new trail explained in graphics This video accompanied a graphics-driven story I wrote for IndyStar as a preview of a new bo

How a call bell works

The inside of a call bell This was a quick, just-for-fun 3D animation I made a few years ago to show how a call bell works. I

A look inside The Palladium

A 3D diagram of the Palladium concert hall at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind., supported by visual reportin

A comparison of border wall fencing

These are 3D diagrams I produced for a comparison of border wall fencing that runs along just a small portion of the 2,000-mil

Graphics explain increase in crashes at Carmel roundabouts

A December 2019 IndyStar investigation by reporter John Tuohy looked at the safety of roundabouts in Carmel, Indiana. Since 19

Infographic: how researchers ‘field jacket’ dinosaur bones

Digging up dinosaur bones This graphic explains how researchers ‘field jacket’ dinosaur bones for transport back t

A new amphitheater in an Indianapolis park

In July 2019, IndyStar arts reporter Domenica Bongiovanni wrote about a new amphitheater coming to westside’s Riverside

Monument Circle light display in Indianapolis

This video accompanied a story about the November 2019 debut of a nightly light show on Downtown Indianapolis’ Monument

Inside Muncie’s North Walnut Street Fieldhouse

Built in 1928 for roughly $400,000, the Muncie Fieldhouse has hosted Muncie Central basketball games, volleyball matches, Comm

Recycling rates in Indianapolis and the Midwest

This 3D map of the midwest accompanied an IndyStar story about recycling rates in Indianapolis and the Midwest penned by my co

Some assembly required

This was a fun 3D illustration created to promote an episode of “The Drop with Justin Mack” that appeared daily on

Indianapolis buried under a garbage pile

This photo illustration showing Indianapolis buried under a garbage pile appeared in the Indianapolis Star and wi

How water towers work

These graphics accompanied a companion visual story to a USA TODAY series about the lax inspection practices for water towers

Limited early voting in Marion County explained

This animated video from 2017 explored reasons why Marion County had only one early voting site, while surrounding counties wi

Inside the Ebensee concentration camp

Inside a ‘forgotten’ camp This 3D information graphic appeared in the May 2, 2005, edition of the Cleveland Plain

Twitter reflects the good and the bad

This illustration was produced for a promo image for an IndyStar series I co-produced called “The Drop with Justin Mack&

How to properly dispose of an empty donut box

These graphics and videos showing how to properly dispose of an empty donut box were borne of my disdain for office colleagues

How a bill becomes law in Indiana — explained by a breaded pork tenderloin

How an Indiana food mainstay became a legislature spokesman This was a fun, quick video I produced for IndyStar explaining how

Purdue University’s “World’s Largest Drum”

Inside the drum For an IndyStar video timed with the 90th birthday of the famous “World’s Largest Drum” at P

How the Indiana Convention Center has expanded over time

The demolition of the old RCA Dome cleared the way for the Indiana Convention Center to add roughly 200,000 square feet of flo

Fishers, Indiana: five areas that have changed drastically in 50 years

After lining up orthoimagery of Fishers, Indiana, from 50 years ago with present day aerials, I was blown away by how differen

Veterans’ Glass City Skyway in Toledo

This full-page graphic of Toledo’s Maumee River Crossing — later renamed the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway — app

Indianapolis Motor Speedway size comparison

This animated video was a response to the dozens of well-meaning size comparisons that look at what could fit inside the India

Foosball in Indiana

Foosball … with a twist This was a quick 3D illustration — composited on a new rug in my kitchen — for an in-house promo

Centennial of powered flight

This two-page graphic was timed with the centennial of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in 1903. The entire det

‘Opportunity zones’ in Indianapolis

These maps appeared with a November 2019 IndyStar analysis of so-called federal ‘opportunity zones’ aimed at incre

Rebuilding a forgotten Indianapolis ballpark

After finding a historical marker between the Indianapolis Zoo and the White River last spring, I set out to learn all I could

How bacteria can heal concrete

This animated GIF graphic accompanied a fascinating article by IndyStar colleague Sarah Bowman, who reported on a technology d

Why do freeways come to a stop?

As part of a series for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this graphic explains the “Shockwave,” a traffic phenomenon in

Testing the Chill Indiana bag

In Indiana, a state that only passed Sunday alcohol sales legislation in 2018, the right to sell cold beer at gas stations has

How green burial works

Cutaway diagram shows the difference between a standard burial and a natural burial. I produced this for the Indianapolis Star

Impact of the White River

In September 2019, IndyStar took a look at the history and the health of the White River, Indianapolis’ principal waterw

Quarterback Suite at Lucas Oil Stadium

Appeared as part of a series of graphics timed with the opening of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, in 2008.

Urban migration from Indianapolis

Behind the shift This centerpiece graphic appeared on the business cover of the March 27, 2012, Indianapolis Star with a story

A look inside the Holy Family Episcopal sanctuary

Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers, Ind. Built in 1995, the sanctuary of Holy Family Episcopal in Fishers, Ind. is a depa

Antique Stay Puft Marshmallow tin

This was a just-for-fun exercise in imagining what the original packaging for “Stay Puft Marshmallows” may have lo

The New Orleans Saints’ history — in Mardi Gras beads

Prior to the New Orleans Saints’ first-ever Super Bowl appearance in SB XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana

How the RCA Dome, home of the Indianapolis Colts, was demolished

Originally built as the Hoosier Dome, the venue served as home of the Indianapolis Colts for 24 seasons until its demolition i

Expansion at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

When the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis added its Welcome Center in 2009, it was just the latest in a series of addit

Preview of the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers, Indiana

A look at the amphitheater This half-page graphic Preview of the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers, Indiana. It ap

A new look inside the Edmund Fitzgerald

Exploring the theories of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking Timed with the 30th anniversary of the deadly storm that brought down

Infographic: 50th anniversary of the federal interstate system

This graphic appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, timed with the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing

How a superior mirage works

This 2006 graphic was based on a news clipping of a 1906 article uncovered by a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter. At that time,

Chart: how Indiana compared in venture capital investments in 2014

When a ranking isn’t enough To emphasize just how low Indiana ranks in venture capital spending, this proportional area

How a wind spire works

This graphic accompanied a 2006 article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about a Cleveland State mechanical engineer’s tech

Inside a Cleveland courthouse

In 2005, the Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse in Downtown Cleveland reopened after a lengthy renovation and modernization project. T

Indianapolis Colts video intro bumper

This is a branded IndyStar Indianapolis Colts video intro bumper we used for our game and Colts Insider coverage during the 20

A lot of breweries

A 2012 Indianapolis Star article explored the openings and economics of several new breweries in the city. This 3D illustratio

Opening of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Detailing the World War II Memorial This full-page graphic timed with the opening of the World War II Memorial in Washington,

A look at cover crops

Graphics and companion video explore a growing farming practice that helps soil retain water and nutrients while keeping nitra

Proliferation of club sports hourglass illustration

This appeared in the Aug. 3, 2014, edition of the Dallas Morning News with a story about the proliferation of club sports —

Every Adam Vinatieri kick

This chart enumerates every kick of Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri’s career.

Inside a spectrometer

This look inside a spectrometer — or ‘super magnet’ — illustrates how it works and the ways in which researche

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

When the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick opened in 2013, this full-page graphic offered maps,

Multi-use drug

A centerpiece illustration captured the point of this story: popular drug Cymbalta, manufactured by local drugmaker Eli Lilly,

Inside the Central Library

This large double-truck graphic, anchored by a 3D building cutaway diagram, detailed the work that went into modernizing Downt

Soldiers and Sailors Monument renovation

This diagram appeared as a cover centerpiece of the Indianapolis Star and detailed the 2009 repairs and fourth major renovatio

NASCAR robots

This illustration accompanied a story about heated rivalries that emerged among NASCAR drivers amid slumping TV ratings and de

Trailer toxins

3D illustration created with LightWave 3D illustrates parts of common camping trailers known to contain formaldehyde.

Venue locations for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy

This full-page graphic in the Cleveland Plain Dealer detailed the venue locations for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy

Chart: a timeline of the Space Shuttle Era

Chart commemorates the end of an era This chart appeared on the front of the Indianapolis Star on July 8, 2011, when the Space

Casinos in Indiana

The unique shape of the state of Indiana lends itself to playful illustration concepts. I built and rendered this illustration

How to pronounce proper nouns in Indiana

Adding the visuals This was a fun video to do with my IndyStar colleagues Justin L. Mack and Amy Bartner. We set out to correc

NFL Newton’s Cradle

Illustration for an IndyStar Sports cover to illustrate analysis of the Indianapolis Colts’ chances in the 2006 playoffs

Indy’s new gateway

Graphic timed with the 2008 opening of the new terminal at Indianapolis International Airport.

How an industrial water purifier works

This graphic, originally published in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine in October 2005, gave an overview of how an industrial

Cleveland Indians’ 2005 season recap

This step chart tracking the Cleveland Indians’ 2005 season appeared over two pages in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It fo