David Sleight became ProPublica’s first design director in May of 2014, and is responsible for ProPublica’s overall design and editorial presentation.
Previously, he worked with numerous startups as a consultant specializing in user experience and responsive web design. Before that, he led the interactive design team at BusinessWeek.com, and helped build some of the first web-based textbooks at Pearson Education. He has been a regular columnist at A List Apart magazine and a member of Readability’s board of advisors.
In 2016, Sleight was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and was the recipient of a Communication Award from the National Academies for his work on ProPublica’s “Killing the Colorado” series. He has also directed projects recognized by the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, American Photography, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators.