Collaboration with WBUR Project Citrus Team’s Voice-Activated Voter Guide

Whenever the opportunity to work cross-functionally opens up – and with time permitting – I make myself available. It’s a great chance to work with colleagues I normally wouldn’t work with and it’s always fun to work on new projects to stretch my creative brain.

My latest work collaboration with Project Citrus at WBUR, which explores the future of on-demand audio and emerging platforms, involved creating design assets for a voice-activated Massachusetts voter guide. It’s a companion to WBUR’s explanatory coverage on statewide ballot questions in the 2020 election.

“Thanks to some crackerjack design work, we were also able to incorporate a colorful image card for the skill, which appears on devices with a screen.” (Read more)

The deliverables included image cards and graphics for the Alexa skill icon.

It was great to see all the different parts of the organization – editorial, tech and design – come together for this valuable resource. It’s currently available on Alexa-enabled devices.

Read more about the project here.

WBUR’s “We’ve Got You Covered” Face Mask

The WBUR face mask has been a wildly popular premium this season.

It was truly a station-wide effort to bring the face mask to life. There were so many design concepts flying back and forth – well over a dozen designs – but they just didn’t resonate. And then, at the eleventh hour, an editor came up with the winning idea, “We’ve got you covered.”

The WBUR face mask is a subtle reminder that we’ve got all of your news, culture, and facial-barrier needs covered. This reusable mask features adjustable elastic ear loops, a flexible nose clip, and a filter pocket (filter not included). It is washable and made of three layers of 100% cotton. Nose and chin darts create a contoured fit to keep the mask off your mouth for added breathability. (This mask is not medical grade and is for personal use only.)

It’s a great mask – super comfortable and has the DNA of WBUR written all over it.