Hola,

I’m Lucio

– a Senior Front-End Engineer at Vox Media. Previously worked within newsrooms as a designer and web developer at the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Tribune's Spanish daily (Hoy Chicago).

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 recently made the switch from the newsroom to product and now work as a Senior Front-End Engineer at Vox Media.

Previously worked as a designer and web developer at the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Tribune's Spanish daily (Hoy Chicago).

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.

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 also a Lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and previously served on the local chapter boards in DC, Bay Area and Chicago.

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!).

Currently not listening to music.

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