Inspired by websites like Marketwatch, I pitched a hackathon project that would bring the current status and projection of bills into news articles. The tool leveraged the FiscalNote API and inserted text into a paragraph giving the status; on mouseover more rich information would appear. The project nearly made it into production, but was abandoned […]



For the second year I contracted with the Online News Association on their annual conference site. Working on a conference website presents a challenge because the relevant information changes over the course of several months. The first phase of the site is simply to announce the location and provide information on registration and hotels. Phase […]


Typology Quiz

Providing a way for the public to relate with Pew Research Center findings is often a priority. For our political typology research, we accomplish this with a quiz. From an earlier version of this quiz, we discovered that college professors often had their students take the quiz to understand the subject more. To serve this […]


Global Views on Morality

Another groundbreaking moment at the Pew Research Center was marked with the Global Views on Morality report. For the first time, all the findings were presented through an interactive. Since this would be the only way to access the data – and since each view was equally important – I built the interactive in a […]

Next America

Next America

The most ambitious project we tackled at the Pew Research Center was Next America. It served as an accompany piece to a book of the same name authored by our Vice President. Profiling the demographic future of America takes many factors into account, and thus the topics we covered were all over the map. We […]


Teens on Social Media

The Pew Research Center Internet Project did a survey of teens who use social media to explore how well they understood privacy. For an interactive, we wanted to challenge parents to see if they knew what their children were sharing online. Yet we also knew that non-parents would want to use this interactive, so it […]



Design wasn’t my top priority when developing SimpleElection; instead I wanted to quickly test a premise that news outlets would be interested in using election-related widgets. On election night, I updated an electoral college map for the presidential election and a counter marking the balance of Congress. I launched only a week prior to the […]


adamnekola.com (2012)

This site’s predecessor was born out of indecision. At that point in my life I wore many hats, and thus was qualified for many positions. Rather than limiting my options, I built a portfolio that would display the relevant information for hiring manager looking at my site. I received many compliments over the years about […]