Check out the latest addition to my portfolio

I’ve updated my online portfolio with a new piece I assembled for the 84th annual meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), which just concluded yesterday, 27 June 2016, in Indianapolis.

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This is a PowerPoint presentation that played while DollarWise: Mayors for Financial Literacy, USCM’s national financial education campaign, presented a total of $50,000 in grant money to seven cities across the United States. Innovation Grants for $15,000 each were awarded to Atlanta and Schenectady, New York. In addition, grants of $4,000 each were awarded to Albuquerque; Charlotte; East Orange, New Jersey; Memphis; and Tallahassee, Florida, to support incorporating financial education in summer youth employment programs. The awards were presented by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is currently the mayor of Baltimore and the president of USCM, and Stephen B. Fitzgerald, a senior vice president at Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

See sample slides and the complete presentation in my portfolio. You can also check out more of my portfolio on Scribd, YouTube, Vimeo, and Behance.

Check out my profile and connect with me on Behance

You can now get a glimpse of my portfolio at Behance. The projects listed largely mirror those you can find in my portfolio here on dtjoyce.com, but Behance shows them in a new light and allows users to connect, collaborate, and provide feedback to each other. More projects will be posted soon, and I look forward to experimenting in the near future with showcasing my work in new ways there and on this site.

You can check my profile out at

Behance.net/dtjoyce

And if you’re on Behance, too, please connect with me! I’d love to see your work.

My latest work

Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento and outgoing president of The United States Conference of Mayors, presents an update on the DollarWise campaign while the PowerPoint presentation I designed displays on a screen in the background.
Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento and outgoing president of The United States Conference of Mayors, presents an update on the DollarWise campaign while the PowerPoint presentation I designed displays on a screen in the background.

A week ago Monday, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) concluded its 83rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. By all accounts, it was a successful meeting that garnered considerable attention in the national media as the nation’s mayors pushed forward their agenda to make America’s cities better places to live and economically competitive with their global peers in partnership with the federal government. Among the guest speakers were former senator and Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Nancy Pelosi, majority leader in the U.S. House, whose district covers the meeting’s host city; U.S. president Barack Obama; and, perhaps most importantly, musicians Carlos Santana and M.C. Hammer. (No, USCM and the nation’s mayors don’t fool around.)

And I was able to contribute in my own small way to that success. Continuing a relationship that has existed several years, I produced electronic and print materials highlighting the work of the Council on Metro Economies and the New American City and USCM’s national financial education campaign, DollarWise.

Specifically, I updated the charts that accompanied the latest Metro Economies Report (PDF), released on Friday, 19 June. This is the latest in the flagship Metro Economies series that highlights the contributions of metropolitan areas to the nation’s economy. As these charts highlight, nearly 91% of the nation’s GDP is produced in metro areas; of the new jobs and growth in GDP produced last year, fully 94% and 95%, respectively, was generated in metros.

The full charts, which include the innovative dashboard I introduced last year, as well as comparisons of metro economies with national and state economies and a list of the top 100 metro economies, are below.

For DollarWise my work included a PowerPoint presentation to accompany an update on the campaign presented by Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacrament and outgoing president of USCM, and the latest edition of Innovations in Financial Education (formerly called Partnerships).

Here’s a video version of the PowerPoint presentation, complete with animations.

And here is the latest Innovations in Financial Education.

An enhanced and expanding portfolio

In recent weeks I have significantly enhanced and expanded my online portfolio, both on dtjoyce.com and on my Scribd page.

Here at dtjoyce.com, I have built a major new section of my portfolio highlighting my work in PowerPoint and public presentations. One of my core strengths is my ability to take abstract data and information and break it down in a way that gives it more meaning and impact for elected officials, the media, and the public. These vivid PowerPoint presentations demonstrate my success in doing so.

The page for each PowerPoint presentation features images of slides from the presentation as well as background information and related links. Each also offers a video version of the presentation so users can see the full presentation, including all animations and slide transitions, just as the original audience saw it. (These video versions are also available on my YouTube channel and, increasingly, on my Vimeo page.)

A number of materials I've created for the DollarWise campaign since 2006 are now available in my online portfolio.
A number of materials I’ve created for the DollarWise campaign since 2006 are now available in my online portfolio.

Readers will also notice a significantly expanded library of my past and current work on my Scribd page. In particular, I am nearing completion of a comprehensive review of my work for the DollarWise campaign at The United States Conference of Mayors starting in 2006. Among the items now posted are:

Look for even more in my portfolio in the coming weeks and months!

Why are there no recent posts on your blog?

You may notice that it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. But that doesn’t mean that I’m completely inactive online. Quite the contrary, actually. For a little while, I’ve shifted my attention to greatly expanding my online portfolio. If you follow me on Scribd or subscribe to my YouTube channel, you’ll see lots of new content added in recent weeks, with more to come.

And I’ll be back to blogging here soon. I have a long list of topics to write about.