I love designing visualizations and solving problems. It's great when that's part of the job I'm doing. Taking data which may appear to be flat and turning it into an image that people can understand, that give me satisfaction. Solving problems also helps make a job interesting. So one thing I look for in a job is how interesting the work will be.
This website contains my work in data visualization, writing, networks, design, mapping, charts, and info-graphics. It's a combination of research, design, graphics, and writing up the finished piece. But there's also the beginnings of the data visualizations projects using network analysis, d3.js, text mining, and design tools. It's never too late to learn a new trick or three.
Dr. Pfeffer [Jürgen] and I write articles for the Doctor Who magazine, Whotopia and have sent in our second Doctor Who sonic screwdriver article to Whotopia. We'll be seeing it appear in print shortly.
In the sidebar to the right is a list of projects showing the extent of this website. They give an overview of my current work and the direction it is taking.
Before I began visualizing data I worked as a multilingual desktop publisher, graphic designer, database admin, calligrapher, painter, data entry operator, lingerie model photographer, file clerk, overhead crane operator, carpenter, and lifeguard. I've done a lot of things in my life and I'm always looking to learn more.