A Murderous War on Drugs

The New York Times

A Pulitzer winning photo story to denounce the murderous Philippine war on drugs


Lead designer & developer


Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Awards 2017 – Silver, Web Feature Story (long form)
Society for News Design (SND) Awards 2017 – Silver, Features: Single-subject project

To maximize the impact of this story, the digital design informed the editing of the text and the photos (quite the opposite of what’s generally the normal news editing process). Each of the photographs is more than ever a story by itself. As such, captions were designed and written with small headlines that readers can expand upon. That also respects the hierarchy of the core narrative.

The most important element of this design is the pacing. Images and videos emerge from the background as full sequences depicting brutality and desolation. Dead bodies were left abandoned on major roads and streets. Links to Google Street View give readers a stronger sense of actuality.

Other design details were added to feature the photos in the best possible way, like a smart media query to make them full viewport only when needed and an activity detector to feature them without overlapping UI.

More Projects


The Digital Magazine

The New York Times Magazine
Digital art direction and strategy to shape and advance the magazine‘s online presence.

Olympics 2016: The Fine Line

The New York Times
What makes athletes like Simone Biles the world’s best? This mobile-first project explains it.


UX and content strategy for the new website of this famous Mexican film festival

Innovation & Expansion

Museum of American Jewish History
UX/UI design and development of a site-specific interactive exhibition about the expansion of American Jewish communities in the 19th century.

A Murderous War on Drugs

The New York Times
A Pulitzer winning photo story to denounce the murderous Philippine war on drugs

25 Songs: The Music Issue

The New York Times Magazine
The top songs of the years in a single playlist to listen… and read

Editorial Design

The New York Times
Interactive articles selected from my work as Graphics Editor for The New York Times

Beam Signing

9/11 Memorial & Museum & Local Projects
An special interactive guestbook to collect and map messages of hope and tributes to the 9/11 victims

Last Column

9/11 Memorial & Museum & Local Projects
Multitouch application to navigate the mementos on the last standing column of the World Trade Center site.

Desperate Crossing

The New York Times Magazine
A cinematic photo-essay to portrait the tragedy of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea.

Memorial Guide

9/11 Memorial & Museum & Local Projects
Web explorer of the 9/11 memorial to geolocate the names of the victims on the Memorial Plaza.

The Ring

Salamanca University / Liceu Barcelona Opera House
A website about Wagner‘s Ring cycle of Operas told through audio, video and custom narratives.