William Couch



Front-end engineer

Twitter, San Francisco, Ca.

May 2011 - present

Building profile pages as a part of the Web team. Open-sourced an audience moderation application as a sample Twitter API application. Built and designed interactive web applications and data visualizations on the Internal Tools team.

Interactive Designer

USA TODAY, McLean, Va.

Mar. 2008 - Apr. 2011

Front-end design and development for editorial interactive graphics and cross-platform web applications, running on Django. Collaboration with external development studio on UI design, features, and strategy for applications on portable platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Multimedia Artist

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla.

Aug. 2007 - Mar. 2008

Developing, building, and designing interactive Flash graphics and multimedia packages. Collaborate with reporters, editors, videographers, photographers to achieve and deliver rich storytelling experiences. Create graphics for the print edition of the publication.

2007 Visual Journalist, Summer Poynter Fellowship

The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jun. 2007 - Jul. 2007

Work as a visual journalist on a local beat. Meet weekly deadlines to produce online publication, PointsSouth.net. Participate in seminars and classes taught by leading design and journalism professionals.

Programs Manager, Designer

University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sept. 2003 - Apr. 2007

Design and layout convert programs and posters. Design graphics, logos, and other publicity materials for annual tours. Work with Executive Committee to reflect organization's character and personality in design. Awarded Junior Manager of the Year, April 2007.

Features Designer

The Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jan. 2006 - Apr. 2006

Design center-spreads and other feature pages weekly to complement stories on pertinent campus issues in The Statement Magazine. Work with photography staff to prepare photos that match aesthetics of layout.

Managing Layout Editor

The Michigan Every Three Weekly, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sept. 2003 - Sept. 2006

Design and manage monthly, eight-page satire newspaper publication. Manage graphics and images with arts staff; layout with design staff. Coordinate print schedules and dates with printing company. Featured in "College Humor Magazines," V Magazine, May 2005.


Available upon request.


A highly motivated individual passionate about design, technology, and media. Enjoys working with diverse, hard-working creatives who demonstrate passion toward their craft.


Photography, biking, passionate people, craft beer, conversation, infrastructure, geography, technology, typography, animated gifs.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Bachelor of Arts, Communications and
Screen Arts & Cultures

GPA 3.32/4.00, University Honors, Winter 2006

Attended 2003 - 2007


  • Languages JavaScript, node.js, Ruby, HTML, CSS, ActionScript 2.0/3.0, C++
  • Development Sublime Text 2, TextMate, git
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Acrobat, Lightroom
  • Apple Final Cut Pro, iLife, iWork


Best Free Newspaper iPad Edition, USA TODAY for iPad

Advertising Age, 2010 Media Vanguard Awards

Nov 2010 More →

Award of Excellence, Information Design, USA TODAY for iPhone

Communication Arts, 2009 Interactive Annual

May 2009 More →

Winner, National Design Internship Competition

Society for News Design, SND Orlando

Aug 2006

Best Cinematography, The Gardener

University of Michigan, Lightworks Film Festival

Apr 2006

Outstanding Achievement in Overall Photography Performance

Herff Jones Yearbooks of Michigan

Jul 2002