I’m Lucio

– a front-end developer and designer with a passion for creating engaging stories online. Currently a Design Editor at The Washington Post helping the News Design team advance in digital storytelling, mentoring designers, providing both design and technical feedback, maintaining a Next.js/React based template and while still leading my own projects.

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Serial Killer Series

A three-part investigation series on law enforcement’s failure to catch the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

Role: Responsible for the project concept, design, front-end development, commissioned and art directed illustrations.
Tools: React, Next.js, React PLX (animation library), Adobe XD, Node
Awards: 2x SND 2020 "Award of Excellence" awards.
Mueller Report Illustrated

A six-part interactive series on the obstruction investigation with audio and scrolling animations.

Role: Front-end developer.
Tools: React, React PLX, ffmpeg, Node, Gulp
Awards: Malofiej International Awards Gold Medal, 2019 SND Best in Show, 2019 SND Gold Medal, 2019 SND Silver Medal, 2019 SND Bronze Medal, x2 2019 SND Award of Excellence, 2019 Scripps Howards Award Finalist, 2x ONA Finalist
Mekong River

Inteactive story about displaced villages and a ruined ecosystem with audio narration from the reporter.

Role: Designer and front-end developer.
Tools: Gulp, ScrollMagic.js, Node, Adobe XD
Awards: 2020 SND Award of Excellence
Military Helicopter

A reconstruction of the movements of two D.C. Army National Guard helicopters that parked nearly still in the air over protesters, using flight-tracking data, images and videos.

Role: Designer and front-end developer.
Tools: React, Next.js, Adobe XD, Node, PLX animation library
Awards: 2020 SND Bronze Medal
Rose Garden Photo

An interactive project that zooms and pans to show who attended a possible superspreader event at the White House.

Role: Designer and front-end developer.
Tools: React, Next.js, Node, ScrollMonitor.js
Washington Post Project Template Generator

A Node, React and Next.js based template that powers all of the custom interactive projects at The Washington Post. Four of the projects mentioned above were created using this template I helped develop.

Role: Part of the core developers and still continuing to update. Working on developer workflows, onboarding and documentation.
About me

I'm a front-end developer and designer currently working at The Washington Post as a Design Editor. Providing project and technical feedback to a team of over 30 designers, improving developer workflows and pushing for brand consistency.

Previously I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle as an Interactive Producer and Hoy (Chicago Tribune's Spanish daily newspaper) as a News Applications Developer.

During my time in San Francisco I helped instruct a class on editorial web design and development at the Graduate School of Journalism in UC Berkeley and was the chapter president for the Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

Outside of work, I was listed in Editor & Publisher’s 2019 “25 Under 35: The Future Generation of Newspaper Leaders” and Fullstack Academy's “15 Developers to Follow If You Want to Work in Media.” I cofounded Code Latino Chicago, a community empowering Latinos into web development, during my time in Chicago. Contributor to Next.js v9.4.3.

I’m originally from Compton, CA, and graduated from Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo Communications. Prior to being a communications major I was studying Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona (Go Broncos!) before I transferred to Fullerton.

Currently not listening to music.

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