About

Hello! My name is Jane, I am from Toronto, Canada.

I spent the first couple of years pursuing data visualization design. One of my first jobs out of school was at Kantar, a global market research firm. I worked as a Data Designer for a few years, this meant I helped build PPT reports for our clients. After some time, I felt that I needed more creative freedom in my work, so I left to start freelancing. I did my best to make this work for a little over a year, but it failed. And so, I left the industry. Although the outcome was not favourable, I didn’t leave empty handed. I made a lot of friends in the data visualization industry and contributed to the community by writing articles about freelancing and data visualization techniques.

I pivoted into the e-commerce space early in 2021. I’m still building my knowledge in this new space and it’s been a wild ride. I started a new business called The Better Melon, it serves Shopify stores.

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work as the Communications Manager at the Data Visualization Society since the summer of 2021. The Society has been a great source of community and inspiration, so I’m glad that I can play an active role to help them grow. Through my work at DVS, I met the CEO and founder of infogr8, a data studio based in UK. In 2022, I joined the infogr8 team to support them in growth and marketing. Through a series of fortunate events, I am now back in the dataviz space working for both DVS and infogr8.

If you’ve followed my work and checked out my site before, you might notice that it’s changed. I updated the site design in March 2022. Don’t worry, all the dataviz stuff I wrote about before will still remain on my site, with the same URLs as before. I decided to keep them up because people have told me they benefitted from them. I also have an extensive FAQ page of questions I’ve gotten over the years and my responses to them.

If you’d like to say hi and connect, go ahead and send me an email.