Visual Communication Designer & Educator
Creative Research, 2015 — Present
I make information more accessible by combining visuals, writing, and data into vivid stories. Like onramps to buildings for those who can’t climb the stairs, I seek to create onramps to knowledge for more people.
A comprehensive, inclusive approach to visual communication design is vital for sustainability. We may become enamored by how many facts we’ve gathered about the world and the powerful technologies to display them. Yet we often see and understand with limited views. We are losing our understanding of what we study and how we approach our knowledge. We need to know details, deeds, and insights that only appear through sustained attention.
Study, craft, and joy: a design education for the whole person.
My creative research includes visual communication, literacy, sustainability, and the digital humanities. I'm also a co-founding team member of Graphicacy, a data design firm in Washington, DC. I served as an Art Director at Graphicacy from 2012—2023.
I plan to continue to contribute to selected Graphicacy projects as a consultant.