I am a freelance consultant helping organizations communicate effectively with digital-first publications, data visualization, smart analytics, and clear language.

Before freelancing, I was the Director of Digital Communications at the Center for Global Development, a think tank in Washington DC.


  • JavaScript (ES6+, D3, Mapbox GL JS, Webpack, Angular, Highcharts.js), HTML, CSS, and PHP
  • Drupal, Wordpress
  • UI/UX prototyping
  • project management, Asana, Trello, Basecamp, and other tools
  • communications strategy, messaging, identifying targets, and setting SMART goals
  • writing, substantive editing, and copy editing (Chicago Manual of Style)

My resume: PDF.

I’m on GitHub at github.com/ostermanj

John Osterman