[ dana amihere ]
designer. developer. data journalist.
Who am I?

I’m an interactive editor for The Dallas Morning News. I also teach code, design and data visualization at the University of North Texas and at various conferences and workshops all over the country each year.

Check out some of my work below or drop me a line with any questions or comments.

What I’m about
I aim for a clean aesthetic when it comes to creating a user interface. I want the reader to be enthralled with the story, not caught up in the frills and fluff of extraneous design elements which don’t augment or complement the storytelling.
An engaging user experience is tantamount for me as a designer and developer. I don’t want to just attract readers to a story online; I want to engage users in a immersive storytelling experience that enhances their understanding with visuals and audio to make an emotional connection.
Data reporting and visualization are areas in which I believe I excel. Not only can I find and organize data but also visualize patterns and trends as a story. Consequently, I’m able to work as a designer and developer but also a content producer.

Icons via Noun Project (Attilio Baghino, Aneeque Ahmed, mikicon)
Things I’ve made
How I do it
Things I’ve taught

Data Reporting and Visualization: Course taught at University of North Texas beginning Fall 2018, Denton, TX

Introducing the 2018 Tuition Tracker: Training to be conducted at 2018 Education Writers Association Confernce, Los Angeles, CA

Digital Media: Course taught at University of North Texas from Fall 2017-present, Denton, TX

First Graphics App: Workshop at 2018 National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting Confernce, Chicago, IL

#BlackatSMU: Covering Racial Inequality on Campus: Workshop at 2017 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Dallas, TX

The Art of Multimedia Storytelling: The Aryan Princess: Panel at 2017 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Grapevine, TX

Just Enough Django: Workshop at 2017 National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting Confernce, Jacksonville, FL

Practical Data Viz in JavaScript: Workshop at 2016 National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting Confernce, Denver, CO

Interactive Graphics for People with No Free Time: Workshop at 2016 National Association of Science Writers Confernce, San Antonio, TX

Digital Publishing: Course taught at Towson University from Fall 2014-Fall 2015, Towson, MD