I'm a researcher specialising in information visualisation.
I find facts and data, digest them and build them into compelling stories. Then I work with designers to produce infographics, data visualisations and other forms of information design.
I can help you find, gather and understand your data then use it in a way that is accurate, accessible and appealing to your audience. I am also available for consultancy work on information design projects of all kinds.
Direct clients include: BBC, Beyond Words Studio, British Council, General Medical Council, Infogr8, David McCandless / informationisbeautiful.net, Corriere della Serra, Quartz (qz.com), Southbank Centre London, Wired UK
Plus a wide variety of clients in a studio context
Grants from: Better With Data Society (Sheffield branch of Open Data Institute), European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)
Artworks exhibited at: Sheffield Institute of Arts, Somerset House London, Southbank Centre London, Spektrum Berlin
Data Visualization Berlin meetup, November 2015
VISUALIZEDio, November 2014, London: Panel discussion
Getty Images, April 2013, London: Getty Images' InHouse Creatives event.
General Medical Council, February 2013, London: Talk on data visualisation and information graphics, with Stefanie Posavec
London South Bank University, Feb-March 2017: Visiting lecturer in data journalism, for Digital Journalism course
Kunstuniversität Linz, summer 2016 and summer 2017: Visiting lecturer in data visualisation
School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe, November 2015, Berlin: Instructor on workshop about using data in artworks, along with Nicholas Felton, Stefanie Posavec and Maral Pourkazemi
Data4Change, November 2014, London: Mentor on a workshop on using human rights data, run by Small Media in partnership with VISUALIZEDio London.
Initial concepts: working with you to develop creative briefs suitable for graphic presentation
Research and data gathering
Data analysis and presentation
Sketching and storytelling
Proofreading and fact-checking
I came into information graphics via an unconventional route: music. I have a PhD in musicology from King's College London, with a thesis on performance style in recordings of the works of Anton Webern. My research involved analysing data from sound recordings and using software to visualise the results, which sparked an interest in data visualisation and statistics.
After finishing my doctorate in 2010, I began researching for Information is Beautiful in 2011.
Since then, I've been fortunate enough to work for a variety of clients from across the media, charitable and corporate sectors.
2011-present: Research for information graphics. Based in Devon and London, UK.
2006-2010: PhD in Musicology, King's College London. Thesis title: 'Performing Modernism: Webern on Record'
2005-2006: MMus in Musicology, King's College London. Pass with distinction.
2000-2004: BA in Music, Christ Church, Oxford University. 2:1.