Patrick is a product designer with over thirteen years of professional experience. He thinks about design on a systemic level and focuses on solving problems for people.

Patrick leads design for Gannett's custom content management system, which is used daily by hundreds of journalists across the USA TODAY Network. Since 2014, Patrick has worked with product managers, developers, editorial staff, and fellow designers to completely overhaul Gannett’s CMS.

His career has been dedicated to design in media. First, designing for the Army Public Affairs site Army.mil and its custom content management system. After working his way up to the role of Creative Director, he took on a new challenge at U.S. News & World Report — designing interface elements, ranking lists, and infographics while refining his front-end development skills.

Gannett CMS 2014 - Present

Project

Gannett's custom CMS powers over 100 news sites visited by more than 100 million readers per month. Sites range in size from small local operations to the large national footprint of USA TODAY. The CMS enables cooperation and coordination across the network as editorial resources are shared across the country and content is seamlessly adapted across sites.

Work

Patrick is the lead designer for Gannett's CMS, shepherding the tool's user interface through a long transition from legacy technology platforms and front-end frameworks to the fully updated position it's in today. Work has included: user interviews and surveys, persona creation, style guide development, prototype building, SASS stylesheet implementation, rebranding, working within Agile processes, and iterative modular UI design throughout.

Gannett CMS Sample Images

CMS design montage of design work
CMS alerts editor design
CMS just-in-time cropping flow
CMS mobile planning calendar design
CMS image editor design
CMS newsroom planning design
CMS story editor screenshot

The Wall VR 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/usa-today-network-border-project-about-vr-podcasts-map/

Project

The virtual reality component of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning USA TODAY Network report The Wall. This story brought together reporters, editors, photojournalists, designers, and developers from across the country to tell the story of life on the border between the United States and Mexico.

Work

This project involved a lot of sketching and concepting to figure out how best we could tell a story given the expected content and technological capabilities. The team executed a successful experience through multiple pivots as reporting content turned out differently than anticipated. Patrick focused primarily on the user interface but was also deeply involved in the VR presentation of the reporting.

The Wall VR Sample Images

VR Wall design and screenshot montage
VR Wall menu design
VR Wall menu spec
VR Wall concept design
VR Wall map concept

U.S. News 2012 - 2014

https://www.usnews.com

Project

U.S. News & World Report is an internationally known news publisher and producer of ranking lists.

Work

Patrick spent two years at U.S. News as a Senior User Experience Designer. He collaborated closely with designers, analysts, editorial staff, and the technical team to help keep the success of U.S. News growing. Patrick's work with U.S. News involved every part of the site. He prototyped an updated header, footer, and site navigation structure, created infographics, designed rankings pages, prototyped article templates, created HTML/CSS buttons, visually unified the U.S. News social media presence, designed advertising campaigns, performed usability tests, and more.

U.S. News Sample Images

U.S. News design montage
U.S. News Best Online Programs design
U.S. News Olympics infographic
U.S. News nursing home profile design
U.S. News Best Online Bachelor's Programs ranking design

Army.mil 2006 - 2012

https://www.army.mil

Project

Army.mil is the news outlet of the United States Army's Office of the Chief of Public affairs. Beyond news, Army.mil regularly features special microsites around events, awards, and anniversaries.

Work

Patrick worked his way from the bottom to the top of the Army.mil design team. His tenure included designing and building a multide of microsites as well as creating a shared home for said microsites. He led the design team and met with clients. He redesigned the home page, mobile article presentation, and search experience. He also led the design of the UI for Army.mil's custom CMS.

Army.mil Sample Images

Army.mil design montage
Army.mil homepage design
Army.mil mobile design
Army.mil CMS design
Army.mil Features page design
Army.mil microsite design