My name is Charlie Smart. I’m a journalist, designer, and software developer interested in building digital tools to find and tell stories hidden in complex data. [twitter]
At the moment, I work as a developer and designer at The Pudding. In the past, I’ve worked with Fathom Information Design, FiveThirtyEight, and TrendCT. Here are some projects I’m proud of.
I used WebGL and custom-designed maps to visualize the properties threatened by sea level rise in New Jersey for the Climate Impact Lab.
I trained a text classifier to sort every tweet by members of Congress into policy topics and built a web app to explore that data.
I analyzed 18 million cable news chyrons and wrote a story for The Pudding to show how the news you get depends on which channel you watch.
I worked with Fathom and ProPublica to visualize the money spent at Trump properties by campaigns and the federal government.
I traveled through southern Louisiana to report on the effects of coastal degredation on local communities and the ongoing efforts to slow the rate of land loss.
I helped build a tool to explore the archive of the podcast On Being by tracing threads of related conversation across episodes.
I built a website to explore the language used in the Facebook ads payed for by the Russian government during the months leading up to the 2016 election.
I analyzed the language of Yelp reviews to show how the words we use to describe food reflect the things we value.