Fan Fei

Data Journalist & Illustrator

- Hello World!

I’m @datumfan on Twitter. I love numbers and I'm good at Math.

In real world, I'm the Digital Graphics Producer with Modern Healthcare.

Previously, Google News Lab fellow @ProPublica Nerds Team.

Intern data analyst and researcher @theEconomist.

Intern researcher @nytimes Shanghai Bureau.

Proud @Cal alum. I love experimenting new things, VR, 360 videos, animated journalism...You name it.

I’m a problem solver with a crazy mind and hopefully, good taste as well.

Besides building things online, I also do illustrations for stories or animated news.

  • Languages I know:
  • #Python
  • #JavaScript
  • #css
  • #HTML
  • #SQL
  • #Mandarin
  • #English
  • #Korean

Data & Web Videography

Web development
Graphics
Video
Illustration
Design

Wounded Care

Modern Healthcare

Why this is highlighted: Because I was managed to complete a million things within 1 month. We spent a month building everything from scratch. This project is a result of one month's intensive coding, web design, videograpy, trailer production, graphics making and even drawing. With my colleague and friend Bob Herman.

Interactive
Design

What Percentage of Doctors at Your Hospital Take Drug, Device Payments?

ProPublica

Why this is highlighted: Because it's my first project at ProPublica during the first week! Also because I worked with my role models Sisi Wei, Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones

Web development
Interactive

Building a lifeline for rural addicts

Modern Healthcare

Html, css, js, d3.js, python, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Interactive
Design

Median Income Is Down, But Public College Tuition Is Way Up

ProPublica

Interactive
Design

The international workforce in American healthcare

Modern Healthcare

Web development
Graphics
Video
Illustration
Design

The Chinese Closet and HIV

Master Thesis

First time testing out animated journalism.

Collaboration with Larry Zhou & Jieqian Zhang.

Motion Graphics
360 Video
Design

The Wait: Inside the Lives of Asylum seekers in Germany

Master Thesis

Was named one of three finalists of ONA awards. Was featured in StoryCode and Poynter.

Collaboration with Melissa Borsworth & Lakshmi Sarah

If Chinese provinces were countries...

News Application(In Progress)

This project shows each province's nearest equivalent country by GDP per capita, unemployment rate and life expectancy.

Drew in Illustrator. Sketched by Fan Fei. Built with d3.js, JavaScript, html, css, JQuery. Rscript by Peter Aldhous.

Where Refugees in Germany come from?

News Application(In Progress)

More than a million people have arrived in Germany.Where do they come from?

Built with d3.js, JavaScript, html, css, JQuery. Code reference Jieqian Zhang.

Back to business

The Economist

See what I learned at the Economist here.

Behind these 6 charts is hundreds of pages of research memo and days and nights' back and forth.

Against all Odds

Online news package

(Collaboration with Jeremy C.F. Lin, Chloe Shi & Jieqian Zhang.)

A Peek Into Chinese Students' Journey in the United States. Built with Bootstrap, JavaScript.

Built with Bootstrap, JavaScript.

Data & Web Videography

Fan Fei's shooting reel

Collaboration with Feelmore Studio

I founded a media studio with four friends when I was a sophomore in college. Our videos received a total of 400,000 hits online.

Around the World - San Francisco

Solo project

SAN FRANCISCO typically wows visitors with its heights or its sights. Start exploring in the east, south of the Bay Bridge, and loop your way west to the Golden Gate.

No child left behind

Collaboration with Renjia

Find out how teaching and education volunteers work to improve teaching and education standards in China. English subtitle will be up soon.

Voice of small business: Ali Amaro Jewelry & Objects

Solo project

Jewelry can tell a story in many ways. A grandmother’s pearl, a eucalyptus branch, and a centuries-old bead washed ashore off the coast of Mozambique, all entwined with deliberate intricacy.

Free Trade Zone

Solo motion graphics

Free Trade Zone by the number. A motion graphic on Free Trade Zone.

Richmond Art Center- Ceremics

Solo project (completed within 4 hours)

Find out how Ceremics evolve and presented in Richmond Art Center.

Richmond Art Center- Fiber Arts

Solo project (completed within 4 hours)

Find out how fiber arts evolve and presented in Richmond Art Center.

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