Hi, I'm Jared – I tell stories with data and code

My name is Jared Whalen and I am a data visual journalist, designer and web developer. I work with a lot of different tools and technologies, but often find myself using a combination of:

  • R + Tidyverse
  • JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Svelte
  • Node.js
  • D3.js
  • Illustrator
  • QGIS
  • Bash

Currently, I am on the data visualization team at Axios. Previously, I worked in data reporter/developer roles at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Delaware Online.

In 2015, I graduated from Temple Univesity with a B.A. in Journalism, with an emphasis in photography and multimedia storytelling. In 2022, I completed Temple's graduate certificate program in geospatial data science.

In 2012, I enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2015, I earned a commision through Temple's ROTC program and have since served as a company commander, brigade logistics manager, executive officer and platoon leader.

My hobbies include kayaking, rock climbing, and tabletop role-playing games. I am an avid listener of Midwest emo, punk and post-hardcore and attend a lot of shows. My wife and I live in Philadelphia with our two rescue dogs, Gavin and Pedro.

Want to get in touch with a question, comment or freelance gig? Email me or find me on Twitter.

About this website

This website was built from scratch using SvelteKit. Posts are written in markdown and preprocessed with mdsvex. Code blocks use PrismJS for syntax highlighting. The leaf icons used throughout were created by Alex Muravev from Noun Project.