Welcome Our New Lead Designer, Julia Smith To The INN Nerds Team

Julia SmithWe're thrilled to welcome Julia Smith to the team as our new lead designer.

Julia comes to INN from the Center for Investigative Reporting where she was a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow. At CIR she worked with a team of data journalists to create news applications, visualizations and custom interactives for RevealNews.org.

Julia holds a degree in journalism from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She worked as a corporate software developer and user experience designer early in her career before an enthusiastic return to the news industry.

At INN she'll be the design lead on our team working on a mix of internal projects (like Largo, our open source WordPress framework/platform for news sites), creating design standards and style guides to help guide our work and helping out INN's 110+ nonprofit members and our consulting clients.

Julia starts full time with us on March 1 and we're really excited to have her on board!