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Small Town, Pennsylvania

  

SMALL TOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

ART & CREATIVE DIRECTION / ILLUSTRATION / ANIMATION 

 
"If Funds Shrink, Can EMS in Rural Pa. Survive?"  — Ambulance crews see shrinking funds and staffing, even as they are tasked with saving residents in an unprecedented epidemic of overdoses.

"If Funds Shrink, Can EMS in Rural Pa. Survive?"  — Ambulance crews see shrinking funds and staffing, even as they are tasked with saving residents in an unprecedented epidemic of overdoses.

"The Dilemma of Shrinking Schools" — In rural Pennsylvania, school districts are shedding students. Could consolidation save them?

"The Dilemma of Shrinking Schools" — In rural Pennsylvania, school districts are shedding students. Could consolidation save them?

"Facts you should know about small towns of Southwestern Pennsylvania" — Quick takes on population, jobs, drilling and the opioid epidemic.

"Facts you should know about small towns of Southwestern Pennsylvania" — Quick takes on population, jobs, drilling and the opioid epidemic.

"Permitting Without Public Input" — Does Pennsylvania's general permitting process provide adequate oversight for natural gas development?

"Permitting Without Public Input" — Does Pennsylvania's general permitting process provide adequate oversight for natural gas development?

 

MAKING OF:

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Small Town Pennsylvania is a special microsite project published by PublicSource, an independent news group that focuses on original in-depth reporting about critical issues facing the Pittsburgh region and the state.  The project consists of a series of stories that highlight tough subject matter and examine the challenges and opportunities of living and working in the small towns of Southern Pennsylvania. 

I have then joined the team of writers, editors and developers to brand the project further with engaging illustrations into one landing page while still focusing on each individual story. It's been very rewarding to see the launch all together  as each gif teases the stories deeper with their headline and concepting visual key elements on the series of critical topics. 

You can see the full story launch here

 

 

CREATED BY:

Client Public Source
Executive Director  Mila Sanina
Managing Editor Halle Stockton
Interactives & Design Editor  Natasha Kahn 
Web Design & Development Natasha Kahn and Cameron Scott
Creative Direction Idil Gözde, Natasha Kahn and Halle Stockton
Illustration & Art Direction Idil Gözde
Animation Idil Gözde
Writers Maranie Rae Staab, Stephanie Hacke, J.Dale Shoemaker, Erin Hare, Victoria Zuber, Teake Zuidema, Molly Duerig, Jeffrey Benzing
Photography Maranie Rae Staab, Stephanie Hacke, Ryan Loew, John Hamilton, Teake Zuidema, Molly Duerig, Connor Mulvaney
 
 
 

DISTRIBUTION:

Microsite Launch on PUBLICSOURCE