Nelson is the Graphics Editor at Thunderdome primarily working on the data team, but moves across departments to wherever he is needed. He works on a variety of things including data-driven applications, interactive and static graphics and multimedia presentations.
Before joining Digital First Media, Nelson was the Lead Editorial Designer at NPR where he led a team of editorial designers that created graphics and interactive content for npr.org. He was also part of the NewsApps team.
Prior to NPR, Nelson was a Senior Interactive Designer at The Washington Post where he created graphics and interactive content for online use.
Nelson enjoys working a variety of topics and is a proponent of presenting the content in the most effective way possible. His work has contributed to multiple awards including a Pulitzer, a Peabody and several Emmy nominations. He has also taught classes related to interactive journalism in the past.
Nelson comes from a Fine Arts/Graphic design background and grew up in the DC Metro area. He enjoys eating and travelling and is constantly trying to lower his handicap to master the game of golf.