Personal branding guru William Arruda probably wasn’t sure what was in store for his future career when he completed a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
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.
“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.
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.
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.