Spotlight Interview: Cristina Vanko on Art and Design

Last March she won one of the elusive Information is Beautiful Awards - the world’s "first open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art" - only one year after she graduated college. Now, Cristina Vanko works in Indianapolis as a designer for Developer Town, helping companies create visual designs for their mobile apps.

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Spotlight Interview: James Ball on the Crossroads Between Investigative and Data Journalism

“I’m something of an accidental data journalist,” admits James Ball on how he first entered the field of journalism. Accident or not, Ball has certainly been making a name for himself with his renowned reporting on both data and investigative stories at the internationally acclaimed British newspaper the Guardian.

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Featured Chart: How Much Are You Spending on Mom?

Consumers are becoming more confident in their spending habits, and moms will reap these benefits this year as spending continues to grow for Mother's Day. In a press release published by NRF this week, they used data from BIGinsight's annual Mother's Day spending survey that revealed people celebrating this holiday will spend an average of $168.94 on their moms, an 11% increase from last year's $152.52.

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Spotlight Interview: Rachel Binx on the Power of Data Visualization

This week we're shining the spotlight on Rachel Binx; a freelance data visualizer whose experience includes working for Stamen and producing projects for Pitch Interactive. Her current work is truly one of a kind; called Meshu, Binx works alongside Sha Hwang to help clients turn their travels into jewelry.

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Thought Leadership: Guidelines for Data Content Marketing

In our last Thought Leadership blog post, we talked about who exactly the data industry consists of, and what they do to share information with others. We also talked about our own objectives to help our clients reach their target audiences in the most efficient way possible.

Today we’re going to look at three guiding principles that companies need to consider when sharing data insights for the strongest message possible:

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