Hello, I am Cooper: geographer, creator, explorer, erstwhile scholar, and enthusiast of all things map-related. My own cartographic creations have been nominated for international awards, included in museum exhibits, and hung on friends' walls. In addition to cartography, I've been known to dabble in photography, graphic design, digital music production, and other disciplines that marry art, technology, and science. I'm a true Renaissance Man for the 21st century – at least, that's what I keep telling myself. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014, and spent the following year on a Fulbright research fellowship in Kyrgyzstan, where I produced a multimedia project exploring the social and cultural implications of urbanization in post-Soviet cities. I currently work as a Product Engineer on Esri's Story Maps team, but spend much of my spare time plotting a return to Central Asia. At left, I test the safety equipment of a Caspian Sea cargo ferry while pondering life's great questions.
Specialized coursework in cartography; GIS; object-oriented programming; 3D modeling; animation; statistics.
Produce bespoke Story Maps for partner organizations; contribute to the design and development of the Story Maps platform.
Researched and designed static and interactive maps for public and internal distribution; designed and developed responsive websites.
Researched, designed, and produced a multimedia narrative microsite exploring post-Soviet urban development in Kyrgyzstan.
Research and design static reference and thematic maps for various commercial and not-for-profit clients.
Conducted user research; designed static wireframes and high-fidelity mockups for websites and mobile applications.
Prduced visual assets for games and promotional materials; conducted quality assurance tests on iOS and Android apps; assisted with user experience design; oversaw on-site game research studies.
Acted as liaison between front-of-house staff and backstage production teams; attended to patrons; evaluated performance of house ushers. Promoted from Head Usher in June 2012.
Designed and managed complex geodatabases; conducted geospatial and statistical analyses of bicycle incident data; produced static and interactive maps.
Researched and designed static narrative maps; conducted quality assurance on multimedia museum installations; drafted and edited project proposals; assisted with user experience design.
- MapBox Studio