Dataviz Influencers: People every data junkie should know

In the previous post, Giorgia Lupi, founder and design director at Accurat told us about her workflows and the works she is especially proud of – and also shared her thoughts on how journalists should approach data visualizations. We have asked Goirgia to identify people who have influenced her work in a most significant way. She named four people whose work she particularly admires: “Their work is inspiring, rigorous data-wise but still emotional, elegant and mind-blowing, and they also are all amazing human beings!” Here you go – these are the people you can also learn a lot from!

Jer Thorp 


Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Recently, his work has been featured by The Guardian, Scientific American, The New Yorker, and Popular Science. Jer is an adjunct Professor in New York University’s ITP program, and a member of theWorld Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation. His Twitter handle: @blprnt

Santiago Ortiz


Santiago Ortiz is Chief Data Officer at RedDrummer, a visual data scientist who invents and develops algorithms, visualization methods, interactive narratives and new ideas for internet. twitter handle: @moebio

Nicholas Felton


Nicholas Felton  is the author of many Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics reflecting the year’s activities. He was one of the lead designers of Facebook’s timeline and the co-founder of Twitter handle: @feltron

Mortiz Stefaner

Mortiz Stefaner is an independent designer and consultant who calls himself a “truth and beauty operator”. Twitter handle: @moritz_stefaner


This post was originally published on Open Data Hack Day blog. 

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