I'm a data journalist and researcher specialising in information visualisation.
I find facts and data and build them into compelling stories. Then I work with designers to produce information graphics, data visualisations, data artworks and installations.
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’m currently writing a book with Stefanie Posavec, to be published by Particular Books (Penguin) in September 2020.
Direct: BBC, Beyond Words Studio, British Council, Corriere della Serra, General Medical Council, informationisbeautiful.net, New York Times, Quartz, Signal Noise / The Economist, Wired UK
Studio: AT&T, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Lung Foundation, MacMillan Cancer, Dell, RSPCA, SAP, Siemens, Sprint, WE Communications
Art commissions: National Maritime Museum, Life of Breath project, Open Data Institute, Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection
Artworks exhibited at: Royal College of Physicians, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Somerset House London, Southbank Centre London, Spektrum Berlin, Wild Mazzini (Turin)
Information is Beautiful Awards, 2017: Silver award in Arts category for Oddityviz
One Health summer school, University of Bern, Switzerland, Aug 2019: data visualisation workshop leader
DataFest Tbilisi, Georgia, November 2017: workshop leader
V&A, London, Jun 2017: data jewellery workshop leader
London South Bank University, Feb-March 2017: visiting lecturer, Digital Journalism course
Data4Change, Beirut, November 2016: workshop participant
Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria, 2016 and 2017: visiting lecturer / course leader
School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe, November 2015, Berlin: workshop instructor
Initial concepts: working with you to develop creative briefs suitable for graphic presentation
Research and data gathering
Data analysis and exploratory plots (R, spreadsheets)
Copywriting and storytelling
I came into information graphics via 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 my interest in data visualisation.
I began working as a researcher for Information is Beautiful in 2011, where I was lead researcher on David McCandless’s book ‘Knowledge is Beautiful.’
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.