Sophia Dengo


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Front-end developer & designer in San Francisco, CA

2007 – present

I offer graphic design, site planning, site design and implementation, and other front-end services on a freelance and contract basis. Past clients include small businesses and individuals, as well as agencies representing high-tech and bio/medical firms. in Atlanta, GA

8.2008 – 5.2013

Senior news designer (2011 – 2013). Designer (2008 – 2011). Responsible for quick-turn projects including infographics, maps and charts, and long-form multimedia stories. Part of the teams that won CNN Peabody Awards for the 2008 Presidential Election and the 2010 BP oil spill.

Founding contributor of CNN’s LightYears, helping cover breaking space and science news with original writing. Also helped establish and run @CNNLightyears, a verified Twitter account.

BorderStories in US/Mexico Border

3.2008 – 2012

Producer and webmaster for award-winning multimedia documentary Owned system administration, visual identity and site development.

Janet Jarman in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

10.2007 – 5.2008

Long-term contract as multimedia producer with international photographer, responsible for capturing and editing audio and video, as well as site design and development for her clients.


Javascript/jQuery, HTML, CSS3 and Sass. A smattering of PHP and Ruby on Rails.
Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign and Flash. WordPress, including theme development, and front-end development for Drupal 7.
Experience with responsive /mobile-first design.


Johns Hopkins University (2014): M.A. Museum Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007): M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication
Boston University (2005): B.S. Communication


More than a digital maker! I’m an amateur bench jeweler, photographer, and knitter.
I’m also a certifiable space nerd, and I speak fluent Spanish.

July 08, 2014