Work samples

This page is a list of projects completed with some terrific teams. Credits and details are listed with each project. This page will always remain somewhat incomplete because much of my work is performed under non-disclosure agreements. All work is copyright respective owners. Please ask for more information. Thank you!
Jason

UNC Information Technology Services,
Teaching and Learning Interactive (TLI)

Writing Center

Team: Content: The Writing Center
Instructional Designers: Catherine Macallister, Larissa Biggers and Kristin Hondros
Lead animator/creative lead: Jason Whitley
Animations: Jason Whitley, Tim Harper, Denis McDonough, Jamar Jones and Kerry O’Sullivan


Highway Safety

Sites:
http://www.rsa.unc.edu/buckle_up/
http://www.rsa.unc.edu/ped_safety/

Content: The Highway Safety Research Center
Instructional Designers: Catherine Macallister, Larissa Biggers, Megan Bell
Creative Lead, coding, animation: Jason Whitley
Designer: Kerry O’Sullivan
Coding: Tim Harper
Animators: Jason, Kerry, Tim, Denis, Andy, and Jamar


Learning Center

http://learningcenter.unc.edu/resources-and-handouts-3/study-skill-animations-2/

Content: The Writing Center
Instructional Designers: Larissa Biggers and Megan Bell
Lead animator/creative lead: Jason Whitley
Animations: Jason Whitley, Tim Harper, Denis McDonough, Jamar Jones and Kerry O’Sullivan


NC Gerontology Consortium

Site: http://www.aging.unc.edu/ncgc/ce/
Content: NC Gerontology Consortium
Instructional Designer: Catherine Macallister
Lead animator/creative lead: Jason Whitley
Animators: Jason, Kerry O’Sullivan, Denis McDonough, Jamar Jones, Andy Brawn
Coding: Tim Harper


Carolina Computing 5.0

site: http://its.unc.edu/cio/office-of-the-cio/carolinacomputing50/
Content: UNC ITS
Instructional Designer: Megan Bell
Lead animator/creative lead: Jason Whitley
Animators: Jason Whitley, Andy Brawn
Videographer: Andy Brawn


Ramses
Content: Jill Powell, UNC Housing
Instructional Designer: Megan Bell
Design/animation/coding: Jason Whitley


School of Nutrition

Content: Dr. Melinda Beck
Instructional Designer: Catherine Macallister
Lead animator/creative lead/coding: Jason Whitley


Friday Center

site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K976JPvWbd4

Content: The Friday Center
Instructional Designer: Catherine Macallister
Lead animator/creative lead: Jason Whitley
Videographers: Andy Brawn
Team: Denis McConough, Jamar Jones



Newspapers

Charlotte Observer

Phuzzle

site: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/phuzzle/

Editor: Steve Gunn
Design: Luke Trautwein and Jason Whitley
Coding, development: Jason Whitley
Tony Lone Fight

The Phuzzle remains one of the Observer's most popular entertainment features. Luke Trautwein created the Phuzzle and designed the print version. I used Luke's design for the interactive version. Because the interactive Phuzzle was designed with sustainability in mind, Tony Lone-Fight took over the Phuzzle after Luke and I departed the Observer.


Interactive election maps

sites:
North Carolina primary
Mecklenburg County, by Precinct
South Carolina Primary

Editor: Taylor Batten
Database: Ted Mellnik
Design/coding: Jason Whitley


Comic-store clash

site: http://www.undercurrentart.com/clash/

Editor: Mike Weinstein
Reporters: Peter St. Onge and Jason Whitley
Illustrations/design and Flash: Jason Whitley


Secret Life of Bankers (SLOB)


site: http://www.undercurrentart.com/obs/scoopy/

Editors: Steve Gunn and Crystal Dempsey
Reporter: Mike Sales
Designer: Luke Trautwein
Illustration/comic-book/coding: Jason Whitley

The feature, Secret Life of bankers was a four-page graphic novel in The Charlotte Observer's Eye weekly in 2008. It featured a green reporter, Scoopy, being romanced by the banking industry. The online component was a small Flash game, linked above.


Chopper the Angry News Monkey


site: http://www.undercurrentart.com/obs/chopper/

Reporter: Forrest Brown
Editor: Dave Enna
Developer, coder: Jason Whitley

Chopper was a humorous columnist/ombudsman who openly discussed the dire situation of the newspaper industry. His frankness is what led to his demise.

Chopper lived a brief (2-3 hours) but very successful life on the Charlotte Observer's home page. Chopper had hundreds, if not thousands, of page views in his first hours of life.

Sun News


Graphics, Illustrations, design, and GIS mapping: Jason Whitley from U.S. Census Bureau Tiger lines, Mapublisher and Adobe Illustrator

Sea Urchins



Co-creators: Jason Whitley and Scott Eckelaert
Co-authors: Scott Eckelaert and Jason Whitley
Illustration/design: Jason Whitley

Kidzter.com


Version 1.0
VC: Bob Heyman
Coding: Dasith DaSilva, Mike Haverstock, Ed Rosenthal
Art direction/design/illustration/animation/coding: Jason Whitley

Version 2.0
VC: Bob Heyman
CEO: Daniel Marks
Coding: Dasith DaSilva, Ed Rosenthal
Art direction/design/illustration/animation/coding: Jason Whitley
Design/coding: Nu-designs (Drupal)

Book
Author:Eva Emily Ellis
Illustrator: Jason Whitley


The Midnight Hour



Co-creators: James Chambers and Jason Whitley
Author: James Chambers
Illustrator: Jason Whitley

Illustrated novella and short stories, intermittent comic-book stories.

Tweenzter.com



VC: Bob Heyman
Art direction, illustration, animation, and Coding: Jason Whitley

This project currently exists as an incomplete proof-of-concept Flash microsite.



Jack's Christmas



Poem: J. Paige Straley
Paintings and design: Jason Whitley

Solar Pointe at the North Carolina Zoo




Content: N.C. Zoo
Design: Stacey Brown, Betsy Powell and Lance Hill
Coding/delivery: Jason Whitley



Editorial Illustrations

MCTDirect
Getty Images

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

Other work


GeoGeo


Co-creators: Mark Antonik and Jason Whitley
Illustration: James Elston
Design and Coding: Jason Whitley


Blockheads


Co-creators: Bob Heyman and Jason Whitley
Art direction, illustration, animation, and Coding: Jason Whitley

Blockheads, unfortunately, never made it past proof of concept.