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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Sketchtnote Army Podcast

Sketchtnote Army Podcast

In case you missed it, I was this week's featured guest on Mike Rohde's Sketchnote Army podcast. I was honored to be invited as his third ever guest for the show, and really enjoyed our conversation. Over the past year or two several people that I have met in the field of data visualization or visual thinking have told me that I should connect with Mike because we would have a lot to talk about...they were right! You can listen to the full podcast through the link above, on SoundCloud, on the Sketchnote Army website, or subscribe through iTunes.

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Get Over Yourselves, Designers

Get Over Yourselves, Designers

A few months ago my friend RJ told me that I should check follow Jennifer Daniel on Twitter. Since then, I've enjoyed her work in the New York Times and Medium, and have developed a great appreciation for her clever and un-serious online presence. This week she tweeted her Creative Mornings SF talk for the series on Shock, and it was one of the most refreshing and thought provoking talks on design I have heard in a while.

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TEDxCIA Recap

TEDxCIA Recap

Speaking at TEDxCIA was an amazing experience. I was incredibly honored to be invited to speak, especially once I learned that I would be in the company of Simon SinekApollo RobbinsAsh BeckhamTaylor Berrett, and the leaders of NextJump. This was my first TEDx, and really the first talk I have given to such a large and broad audience. In the past I have spoken at small meet up groups and conferences, or just to a camera. I was honestly pretty terrified about the idea but knew it was an opportunity that I should not pass up. 

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My Second Skillshare Class: Behind the Scenes

My Second Skillshare Class: Behind the Scenes

When FiftyThree and Skillshare approached me this summer to create a course centered around data visualization and iPad drawing, I knew that it would be a fantastic opportunity. I said yes before knowing any details about how it would all work because my gut was telling me that doing this would provide me with much greater value than purely financial benefit. In fact, I didn't know I would make a penny until after we filmed the first class. While it wasn't clear to me in exactly what other ways I would learn and grow, now I know and can share with anyone who takes the time to read this. 

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Blast from the Past: Building a Digital Brand

Blast from the Past: Building a Digital Brand

In January 2014 I graphically recorded a roundtable on building your digital brand. It was an internal event at Deloitte that was planned, hosted, and attended by people interested in the topic. 

I remembered this event today after reading about how Twitter changed a key element of their functionality from "Favorites" to "Likes". 

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