Crafting digital experiences

Andrew Nguyen is a front-end web developer and journalist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he builds news apps and interactives.

Available for freelance

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Web Development

Build news apps, interactives and longform, responsive templates for the web. Emphasis on front-end web development, writing clean, reusable code, tools and preprocessors.

Data Reporting

Uncover stories hidden in data. Experience working with large spreadsheets in Excel, filing access to information requests, fact checking and web scraping using Python.

Web Editing

Curate, write and edit stories online. Manage audience engagement, social programming, breaking news and developed mobile-first strategy for emerging platforms.



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Read only the news that matters to you with an app that provides short summaries of the New York Times' most popular stories.

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Keep your longform organized with this table of contents generator, which includes a progress bar to show how far you've read.

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Full Sight

Turn links in your story into an immersive video player. An open-source tool built at Hacking Journalism hosted at Conde Nast.

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Breaking Faith

EPPY award-winning feature about Henry Lawrence's battle with asbestosis and his family who took up their father’s crusade.

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The Runaways

NNA award-nominated piece about teenage girls who run from home and into a world of drugs, alcohol and sexual abuse.

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A Brother's Secret

Paulette Fowell never imagined the extent of her brother's hoarding until she spent a year trying to clean up items he left behind.

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Canvas for a Cause

The paper's second silent auction helped raise money for the Samaritian House, Brandon's local food bank and shelter.

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Year in Review

Stories from the Brandon Sun included tragedy, humour, hope and even a bit of the bizarre. A roundup of the staff's top picks.

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Wheat Kings

A comparison of the Brandon Wheat Kings' leading scorers during the regular season and during their playoff run.

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WHL Bingo

To celebrate the team's trip to the WHL finals series, we made a bingo card for readers to print out or play online.

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Pet Adoption

The paper featured animals from the Brandon Humane Society's annual appeal to give cats and dogs a permanent home.

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Long Road Home

Two decades after visiting Vietnam, I travel to Ho Chi Minh City to rediscover my roots and learn about how my family came to Canada.


Despite the trend towards clickbait and appealing to readers' shorter attention spans, there's proof that quality investigative journalism isn't dead.


Going Multiplatform by Sharon Knolle in Editor & Publisher featuring the Brandon Sun's award-winning feature "Breaking Faith"

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Intro To Web Development

Learning to code can be daunting, but in this course we’ll walk you through the basics of HTML and CSS, explain the tools of the trade, show you how to set up a project, play with CodePen and help you plan your next steps.


3 hours




Social Media for Business

We will talk about the importance of storytelling, writing strong copy on Twitter and Facebook, avoiding social media pitfalls and using automation to your advantage with Buffer to help build your brand.


3 hours