HI, I'M ELLEN.

I'm a smart lady, driven by curiousity.

I love maps, mountains, mushrooms, and my dog. You can find out more about me here, or check out my portfolio of maps, apps, and websites.

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PORTFOLIO

As a Cartographer, my skills are at the intersection of art, analysis, data, design, visualization, technology, coding, and storytelling. I’ve used these skills not only to make maps, but also to design user interfaces, develop websites, and build apps.

UNC SOLAR POTENTIAL MAP

Solar potential web app built using javascript, python, html, and css.

COAL ASH PONDS MAP

Interactive map, built for SELC using leaflet.js and turf.js, explores coal ash pollution in the Southeastern USA.

InterMAPtive

Custom, responsive website showcases "radical" cartographies that push our understanding of "space".

INTERACTIVE MAP OF TWIN CITIES

Javascript and the Google Maps API lend a new perspective to the US-Mexico "border".

NC BIKE DATA DASHBOARD

Interactive data visualization uses carto.js and highcharts.js to explore bike accident stats in NC.

BRITISH GEOGRAPHIES EXPLORER

Interactive, educational tool built using javascript explores borders and sovereignty in the UK.

US-MEXICO BORDER STORY

Interactive, educational tool built using javascript and HTML explores the history of the US-Mexico border.

LOVELAND RESEARCH WEBSITE

Website built using Squarespace and custom CSS for LOVELAND Research (501c3).

MAMA COO'S BOUTIQUE WEBSITE

Website built using Wordpress for a local Detroit boutique.

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ABOUT ME

πŸ’Έ HASHTAG STARTUP πŸ’Έ

I moved from NC to Detroit after receiving this fellowship for young Entrepreneurs. WTF is an Entrepreneur? Honestly, I’m still not quite sure what an entrepreneur is or if I am one, but I have cut my teeth at a couple of startups. At MagicBus, I managed the launch of a new company in a new city as Director of Detroit Operations. At LOVELAND Technologies, I collected user research, played around with parcel data, consulted on client mapping projects, and unloaded the dishwasher (a lot).

🌏 CARTOGRAPHY ISN’T DEAD 🌏

I’ve always been fascinated by the way people interpret and represent space. I honed my digital skills as a Web Cartographer at the Southern Environmental Law Center, where I used leaflet.js, mapbox.js, and turf.js to build interactive data projects. I won the Herbert G Stout Award for Innovative Use of GIS in 2014, and the McNally Award for Excellence in Geography in 2015. In 2015 I presented a solar mapping application I built at the NC GIS Conference.

πŸ„ MOUNTAINS AND MUSHROOMS πŸ„

Making maps, apps, and websites keeps me on my computer a lot. But the truth is, I’d almost always rather be outside. I love rock climbing, foraging for mushrooms, and hiking with my rescued pit bull. If it is too rainy for outside adventures, I’ll probably be in the kitchen making and/or drinking something fermented.

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Want to collaborate? Get in touch.

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Ellen Currin

ellen.c.currin@gmail.com