After reading the Elevate Engagement Manifesto, I was inspired to share my own thoughts and actions for engaging with readers through not only journalism, but also design.

A recent brainstorming session for a non-profit’s website redesign



Acknowledging bias and seeking understanding through design and reporting


The value of being a student in your own profession


What’s the best piece of wisdom you’ve ever received?

Here are a few of my favorite answers:

“Always do what you love.”

“Listen more than you talk”

“You can have everything you want in life, just not at the same time.”

“Worry is a misuse of your imagination.”

“Be who you needed as a kid.”

“If you’re not…


Why visual journalists make great UX designers

1. Good typography = Good Reading Experience



Design & Writing Go Hand-In-Hand

Stories, ads, product descriptions, and technical writing are all pieces of writing that can be enhanced by design. …


Step 1: Sketching your Frames

A post titled ‘From Flip Phone to Smartphone’ seemed like the perfect opportunity to have some fun with animation. I started by sketching flip…


Building Relationships

My design education primarily focused on relationships with professors and other design students. While I was very active in Student Media and worked closely with writers and editors, my design projects did not involve the same level of collaboration.

Chelsea Anne Brown

Product Designer at McClatchy, informing and empowering others through design. Former Republic Wireless, AIGA Raleigh and Issue NC.

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