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How to show multiple datasets

A little something I’ve been working on whilst waiting for some content through for client projects. I wanted to play around with showing 3 data sets on the same chart. Why didn’t I go into Petroleum Engineering?!

A day in the life of an information designer

I’m often asked “So, what is it that you actually do?!” Well, here is a typical working day for me… My first act of the day – no surprise – is to check my emails (if I wake up before my daughter that is). Most of my clients are US-based so I tend to receive […]

Book Review: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte

Slide:ology is a reference book covering much more than just presentations. It details visual storytelling development for the layperson as well as the designer. Containing guidance on conceptual thinking, inspirational ideas and case studies the book helps readers to think outside the box and create presentations or graphics that are highly compelling for the audience.  ….. […]

Top 3 scientific rules for effective information design

I never understood why I like things to be neat, tidy and – most importantly – to work. As a perfectionist I’m always looking for ways to improve my designs – make them clearer, have more focus, get a stronger message across. It was only when I looked deeper into the theory of information and […]

3-step design process to guaranteeing client buy-in

Some clients find it very hard to imagine the design you’ll create. Often they aren’t able to visualize a project and feel nervous about the end result, leading to delays and difficult relationships. One of the most important characteristics of a successful designer is the ability to instill a sense of confidence and vision in […]
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