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Interviewing RJ Andrews, Alli Torban, Matt Baker, and Ann K. Emery on how they started—and made—their careers in data visualization
It’s been four months since I quit my full-time job to pursue a career in data visualization (data viz) design. I thought I’d talk about what I’ve learned thus far so that others might learn something from my journey.
I was planning a trip a couple months ago and struggled to plan it by myself. Trying to work within a budget, I did a lot of research on things to do, places to stay, and ways to get around. I had to consider many aspects planning this trip and it was very stressful. In response to this, I created a travel guide that incorporated data visualization.
I review the IKEA Canada catalogue in detail on their communication strategy on how they narrate compelling human stories.
I review the communication strategy Wealthsimple deployed at a subway station in Toronto. The detail they go into on “investing for humans” is very well-thought out. The combination of photography and effective copy writing creates an interesting way to tell stories about what money means to people.