Privilege, Perspective, and Power

Privilege, Perspective, and Power

It's been a long time since I have written a blog, sent a newsletter, or shared any of my work. I've been up to a lot this summer, including selling a house and moving across the country, but have felt a block when it comes to posting my work or sending out a newsletter. If I'm being honest with myself, a lot of the resistance comes from doubts and fear about my work feeling frivolous and tone deaf during a time in our country that feels very serious. I'm so damn lucky to have a house to sell, to be able to run my own business, and to afford to move to one of the most expensive cities in the world. I recognize my privilege but haven't been able to figure out what to do about it, so I do nothing...

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iPad Pro Inspiration

iPad Pro Inspiration

You may have heard me profess my love for iPad Pro once or twice, so it will probably come as no surprise to you that when Apple approached me to be a featured creator for the new iPad Pros, I eagerly sad yes. I was commissioned to create two illustrations showcasing iPad's capabilities as a thinking tool rather than a tool for fine artists, which was right up my alley. All of the work was completed several months ago, but the products were announced in this week's keynote. 

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My *Expert* Opinion

My *Expert* Opinion

The team at Infogram recently published an article titled Top Data Visualization Trends in 2017, which they sourced from a diverse range people in the industry (including me). I was pretty amused to be called an expert in their promotional tweets, but then realized that I do spend a LOT of time thinking about this stuff, so I'll take it. 

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Tapestry 2017 Recap

Tapestry 2017 Recap

Last week I attended my favorite conference, Tapestry, for data storytelling. This is my third year running, and it's starting to feel like family reunion. Last year, I gave a short story presentation on the power of drawing in visual storytelling, which you can watch on the conference archive page. You can also read a recap of the experience and check out my sketchnotes over on my blog. 

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