brittany mayes
Brittany Renee Mayes Maker of Graphics, News Applications and Websites at NPR

Portfolio & Projects


Hello there! I'm Brittany.

Nice to meet you. I’m an alumna of the beautiful University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was a student in the School of Media and Journalism, and now I'm on to my next big step living full-time in the greater D.C. area and working full-time for NPR on the NPR Visuals team.

Code is something I love, and I'm lucky that I get to do it everyday. I'm passionate, inquisitive and enthusiastic. I never want to stop learning. So that was a little about me. I'd love to hear from you.



  • October 2016-Present

    NPR Assoc. News Apps Developer

    The visuals team is the core of the photography, daily graphics and data applications of the organization. The team also works to produce open source tools used throughout NPR’s member stations and beyond.

    Prev: Production Assistant (temp), October 2016-June 2017
    Code/Design Intern, June 2016-August 2016

    • Produced quick, accurate breaking news graphics to accompany reporter coverage
    • Collect and analyze data for visualization
    • Collaborate on interactive news graphics and applciations
    • Detailed best practices to explain the clean, easy-to-read code for open sourcing.
  • May 2016-June 2016

    NYTSJI Digital Editor

    The NYTSJI is a two-week fellowship program for student journalists in NABJ and NAHJ. Students work alongside NYT reporters and editors to produce a working newsroom.

    • Managed web content, added custom page layouts and worked on theme template for
    • Produced data visualization to accompany featured articles.
  • January 2016-May 2016

    Undercurrent Manager/Lead Developer

    Undercurrent is an interactive documentary project showing the intersection of the culture and environment of Bocas del Toro.

    • Oversaw the production and content collection of the site,
    • Corresponded with the videographers, reporters, developers, designers and coaches for a cohesive workflow.
    • Worked with a designer to develop an interactive graphic for the story "A Sea for My Children."
  • January 2015-May 2016

    ViewMedica Part Time Web Designer

    Swarm Interactive specializes in medical motion graphics and website development.

    • Maintained hundreds of practice websites.
    • Builds clean, professional, custom-designed and fully responsive sites using WordPress and Joomla.