Jason Klein
  • Madison, WI
  • United States
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Wisconsin State Journal
What best describes you.
Designer, Graphics reporter, Illustrator, Manager, Educator
About me
Graphics Editor for the Wisconsin State Journal based out of Madison Wisconsin. My primary area of focus is on information design for both print and online. I work on everything from simple maps and diagrams to run in the daily paper to extremely complex data visualizations for our web site, and everything in-between. I also illustrate, create logos and icons and fill the other visual story-telling needs for the paper. While not producing content, I manage the department, maintain relationships with the community and keep the machine well oiled.

I solve problems and communicate ideas.

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Data visualizations/Interactives

A few of the many interactives I have created or contributed too. Most of the following were developed using HTML, CSS and Javascript; however, some of the older examples utilized Flash (AS2 and AS3).

University Ridge – Take a virtual tour of University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. We built the interactive to align with the PGA Legends Tour event.

Packer quiz – A drag-and-drop Green Bay Packer uniform quiz using existing JavaScript. How many can you get right?

Guide to sausages – Grilled, sliced, cured or smoked, cheeseheads have a reputation for loving the almighty bratwurst as much as a cold beer or an aged cheddar.

Homicides – A map showing the details of every homicide committed in Dane County since 2004. We will continue to update this map. Would love to stop.

Exploring beer styles – Interactive guide for finding your ideal style of beer — some thick, some thin; some dark, some light; some ales, some lagers.

Cheese guide – Find pairing suggestions for different Wisconsin artisanal cheeses and learn more about why they go well together.

Tony Robinson timeline – Events surrounding the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015.

Ash tree map – A map showing which ash trees will be saved and which will go. Nothing out of the ordinary, until you look at the quanity of the data set. Yikes, that is a lot of trees.

Coloring book – 10 pages of Madison-centric objects to color. There are plans to make more, when I get around to having time.

Farmers' markets – A look at the farmers' Markets in Dane County along with videos, recipes and a listing of whats fresh. Viewers can navigate by day of the week or location.

Madison home values - An interactive map showing the change in the value of the average Madison single-family home from 2012 to 2013.

Rule-exempt quarries - Quarries that have been exempted from following standard rules created to make them more compatible with residents who live near them.

Private school enrollment – A county by county look at change in enrollment at private schools in Wisconsin. Utilizes a dynamically-created line graph on roll-over.

Same-day voter registration – Same-day voter turnout by county in Wisconsin during the June 5 gubernatorial recall.

Milwaukee Brewers season comparison – A game by game look at the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers' season and historic seasons from the past.

Major political contributions – A tree map showing political contributions to each party by donor's employer, occupation or source of donation.

Guide to the Chazen – A look inside the Chazen Museum before it opened. The interactive contains audo, panoraics and galleries.

Children's Museum - A floor by floor look at the Madison Children's Museum. Photos and 360° panoramas showcase some the museums attractions.

Down to a whisper - Videos and interactive about Wisconsin's Native American languages, how they tie to the past, and how they risk being lost forever.

Sack tracker – The number of sacks given up by the Green Bay Packers during the 2009 season by game.

360° panorama – A view from the expansive patio overlooking the Bay of Green Bay from behind a Door County mansion. We also did 360s of some of the decadent inside rooms.

Animal quest game – A game built to promote the expansion of the Henry Vilas Zoo and our coverage of the event.

Dangerous as it beautiful – Deaths at Devil's Lake State Park (SND award winner). This was one of the first online interactives I ever built when they were quite rare. Still like it.

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