International Creative Strategist


The key to creating, much like writing, is to never stop. Never stop thinking, scheming, writing, and looking for inspiration. That's why I've decided to include an "Inspiration" section. If not only to have a place to organize years of bookmarked inspiration, but to also share what keeps my mind — and heart —motivated to create. 

Posts tagged data driven
Storytelling with data // Mona Chalabi

Oh data. How we love it, breathe it… plan our futures around it! It’s considered the new oil, for crying out loud!

And, contrary to what Liza Minnelli‘s Cabaret song would have you believe, money does not, in fact, make the world go round, but rather data. (Which is used to make money but let’s continue with the topic at hand, ok? Cool!) Data = dollars


But oh my data. The way it’s presented. Charts on charts on charts. Never told as a story. But data is one big story! Isn’t that exciting? I get excited when I think about it. But as numbers and I don’t mix so well, it can be overwhelming.


Data journalist Mona Chalabi turns data into stories, charts included! And it is wonderful. I love her approach — how story comes through and makes you want to look into the data, not just glaze over at the sight of numbers (guilty, as charged).

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When you marry data and creativity, and see that there are so many ways to tell a story, it’s a beautiful thing, literally.

Data Made Art // Information is Beautiful 2018 Award Winners

In a time where data is as valuable as gold, the way you present it can be just as much of a treasure — and these winners from the 2018 Information is Beautiful Awards are the crown jewels.


Frames of Mind by Alberto Lucas López for National Geographic by Shan He & team


Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration 1790-2016 by Pedro M Cruz & team with Northeastern University & National Geographic

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