Chris Zubak-Skees

designer | developer | journalist

DATA GRAPHIC

Share of women in elected office in every state

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STORY DESIGN

Nuclear Negligence

Worked with an illustrator to design and develop this six-part special story presentation on the hazardous safety record of the nation's nuclear labs.

STORY DESIGN

Death in the Trench

APP

Find your state legislators' financial interests

ANALYSIS & CARTOGRAPHY

Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy. He also owns ships.

Built a map and analyzed more than a million records recording the location of ships owned by private equity billionaire and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Found they frequently docked in China, Mexico and once offloaded cargo at a sanctioned Iranian port.

DATA PROCESSING & APP

Tracking TV ads in the 2016 state races

Developed and designed an app to track political TV ads airing in state-level races. It showed in near real time the influx of ads from outside groups seeking to change the course of state politics. It was updated once a week leading up the election.

DATA PROCESSING & APP

See how much the 2016 presidential candidates have raised so far

Developed a continuous import process for Federal Election Commission reports used by reporters for alerts and analysis. Designed a public tracker of key numbers for presidential candidates, breaking it down by candidate spending and spending by supportive groups. It was updated throughout the election. An embeddable version topped numerous stories.

DATA PROCESSING & APP

Search the Nonprofit Network

Extracted data from hundreds of thousands of nonprofit tax forms released by the Internal Revenue Service. Built this app to let readers search for grants disclosed on the forms by the nonprofit giving the grant, identifying funders of nonprofits even if the recipient doesn't disclose.

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

Fatal Extraction

Designed and developed this multimedia presentation for an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) story on the human rights record of Australian-owned mining companies in Africa. From what one critic calls an "industry facilitated massacre," to injuries and hundreds of deaths, this tells a continent-spanning story in video, audio, text, photos and graphics.

DATA GRAPHICS

Title loans

Among thousands of Chinese users of tax havens revealed in the ICIJ files are relatives of the country’s top leaders and some of China’s wealthiest men and women. Designed and developed this graphic which shows their links to power and the offshore economy in six languages, including English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish and Korean.

DATA GRAPHIC

Ambassador fundraisers

Among thousands of Chinese users of tax havens revealed in the ICIJ files are relatives of the country’s top leaders and some of China’s wealthiest men and women. Designed and developed this graphic which shows their links to power and the offshore economy in six languages, including English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish and Korean.

DATA GRAPHIC

Students referred to police

Among thousands of Chinese users of tax havens revealed in the ICIJ files are relatives of the country’s top leaders and some of China’s wealthiest men and women. Designed and developed this graphic which shows their links to power and the offshore economy in six languages, including English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish and Korean.

DATA GRAPHIC

Who's buying the Senate?

Among thousands of Chinese users of tax havens revealed in the ICIJ files are relatives of the country’s top leaders and some of China’s wealthiest men and women. Designed and developed this graphic which shows their links to power and the offshore economy in six languages, including English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish and Korean.

GRAPHIC

Geheime Geschäfte der Mächtigen und Reichen (Secret businesses of the powerful and rich)

Among thousands of Chinese users of tax havens revealed in the ICIJ files are relatives of the country’s top leaders and some of China’s wealthiest men and women. Designed and developed this graphic which shows their links to power and the offshore economy in six languages, including English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish and Korean.