Hi, I’m Mitchell Thorson.

I'm a designer and front-end developer at USA TODAY where I help tell interactive stories. I love stories, good typography, solving problems with code, and baseball. I live in Washington, DC.



Video campaign for new product

Dal Basso Gallery

A 1 page site for a pop-up gallery


A handmade book

Homeschool Co-op

Responsive site for a band.


Videos for a magazine

Percello Air

Branding and design


Art direction for a video


A video for a non-profit


Latest Entry:

Why I Built Myself A New Website

Background My first website was a cookie-cutter portfolio site. At the time of its creation, I was…



Mitchell Thorson is a designer and front end developer who loves ideas, stories, the web, and good typography.

I studied graphic design in college, then spent 2 years working on videos and learning motion design and storytelling with with a small video production company. While doing that, I was learning about web design and falling in love with it. I spent a few years running my own design and web development business, where I got to work with some great people and I got to learn a bunch of stuff about writing code. Now I work at USA TODAY as part of the Story Engineering team, where I help tell interactive stories online.

I am married to the incredible Hannah Thorson, who is a painter.

About this site

Building my own website has been an opportunity to share my work, as well as hone my skills in things like HTML, CSS/SASS, a bit of JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, and responsive design. This site was built by hand using those technologies and a great little file-based CMS called Kirby.

Get in touch

If you would like to say hello, feel free to email me. Otherwise check out what I'm up to on Twitter, Vimeo, Dribbble, Github or Rdio.