We are visual guides.
We guide mission-driven organizations in making information visual, persuasive and accessible. We design and build data visualizations, interactive applications, and websites. Graphicacy's solutions come in the form that best suits the data-driven story: information graphics, motion graphic videos, scrollytelling experiences, analytical data tools, explorers, dashboards, and geospatial mapping.
OUR CLIENTS (PARTIAL LIST)
Nathaniel Pearlman President
Nathaniel Pearlman has been visualizing data for more than two decades; his interest goes back as far as his first statistics class with Edward Tufte in 1988. Nathaniel majored in computer science at Yale and he finished all but his dissertation in MIT’s political science doctoral program. Outside of academics, Nathaniel is an experienced entrepreneur. He founded NGP Software, Inc. in 1997 (now NGP VAN, Inc.) to join his interests in politics and technology and grew that company into the market leader in fundraising and compliance software for progressive political campaigns. Nathaniel served as Chief Technology Officer for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2007-8. In 2009, Nathaniel founded the information graphic products company Timeplots and reserved the name GRAPHICACY for information graphics consulting and services. Together, Timeplots and Graphicacy are dedicated to making the visual display of information more comprehensible and aesthetic.
Jeffrey Osborn Creative Director, Motion & Graphic Design
Jeffrey has worked for more than three decades as an art director and graphic designer. In addition to his role as Creative Director at Graphicacy, he has served as the Deputy Director of Art at National Geographic Magazine (Washington, DC) and Design Director at Cole & Weber, an Ogilvy & Mather affiliate advertising agency (Seattle, WA.) His work experience includes visual journalism, information graphics design and interactive data visualization, art direction of traditional illustration as well as 2D, and fully rigged 3D model, animation, and a full spectrum of print design projects. Clients previous to Jeffrey’s tenure at Graphicacy include National Geographic, Nikkei National Geographic (Japan), Scientific American, Society for Science & the Public, Intellectual Ventures, The Pew Charitable Trusts, World Resources Institute, Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Apple and Westin Hotels. Teaching assignments have included design courses at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts and a visual journalism class for students participating in a summer program at Johns Hopkins University. Specific areas of interest include the intersection of art and science, and intercultural communication.
Josh Nerpel Managing Director
Josh has extensive experience working at the cross-section of mission driven nonprofit and for-profit organizations and Democratic campaigns. Prior to joining the team at Graphicacy he was the founding Chief Operations Officer of True Blue Media, a progressive digital news company. During this time, he also served as the company’s Director of Outreach, building partnerships with the leading progressive organizations, Democratic campaigns and congressional offices to amplify their content and messaging. Before joining the team at True Blue Media, he served as the executive director and COO of the PeaceWorks Foundation and OneVoice, leading a team across four countries to implement data-driven organizing, digital campaigning and economic development in Israel and Palestine, in support of a two-state solution. Prior to OneVoice he held the position of Director of Operations for Securing America’s Future Energy and the Electrification Coalition.
His political experience includes national advance and visual communications for the White House and presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden, the Presidential campaign of Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Senate re-election campaign of Senator Joe Lieberman.
Rizqi Rachmat Head of Data Visualization Strategy and Accounts
Rizqi Rachmat has been thoughtfully building and leading data visualization teams for more than a decade. As Head of Data Visualization Strategy and Accounts at Graphicacy, he combines his background in data and technology with his passion for the cultural and visual arts to lead the company in developing purpose-driven partnerships. He's specialized in consulting and crafting compelling graphical narratives for policy research initiatives and big data analytics projects with large design agencies, small private consulting firms, and economic think tanks. He's also served federal agencies like the DoD, State Department, and Commerce Department with strategic data visualizations and capacity building that aid and support public service. He's published over 500+ data-driven charts, tables, graphics, and diagrams in a wide range of media outlets and has had his work featured in Congressional testimonies. He has guest lectured and instructed data visualization workshops for American University's Kogod School of Business, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Mason University's School of Engineering, and Hampden-Sydney College. In his free time, he is a traveling artist-educator with the State Department's Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy program for conflict transformation, teaches and directs dance productions with the DC-based nonprofit Urban Artistry, and hosts an Amazon Prime show on blockchain technology.
Eduardo Velez Lead Data Visualization Engineer
Sarah Hodges Senior Data Visualization Engineer
Sarah is a seasoned data visualization engineer who comes to the craft after working as a designer for many years. Most recently, she was a software engineer at Philosophie Group, a software consultancy in Santa Monica, CA. As a designer, she was drawn to working with narrative, focusing on tv and film title design with clients ranging from HBO to Budweiser. Fascinated by visual systems, she created surface pattern designs that were available at stores nationwide including the shop at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. Her love of visual communication along with her penchant for critical, analytical and narrative thinking make her well suited to the art of visualizing data. With several years of experience developing web projects, she brings a creative sensibility and systematic approach to writing code. Sarah holds an MFA from CalArts and a BA from Brown University.
Carni Klirs Creative Director, Data Visualization
Carni Klirs is a designer with over a decade of experience translating complex topics into compelling, visually driven stories. With a strong foundation in print design and typographic principles, he brings a sharp eye to any project. Previously, Carni spent 5 years as senior designer at World Resources Institute, an environmental research non-profit. While at WRI, he developed a passion for data visualization and information design. He has also worked at Free Range Studios, working on design projects for a variety of progressive clients. Carni received his Master’s degree in Information Visualization from Maryland Institute College of Art, and his B.A. in Graphic Design from American University.
Rosa Romero-Gómez, Ph.D. Senior Data Visualization Engineer
Rosa, originally from Spain, is a data visualization engineer with extensive research experience in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Data Visualization. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. Looking for more tangible and dynamic work, she left the world of academia and worked as a research engineer at Uncharted Software, a pioneering visual analytics company based in Toronto. As a research engineer, she combined her research training and computer science background leading visual analytics projects for federal agencies such as DARPA. She brings an applied research approach to any project with appreciation for usable and impactful interactive data visualization experiences. As a volunteer, she has served as publications and program co-chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security, which is held in conjunction with IEEE Vis. She has also been awarded with the "Best Paper Award" for multiple years by IEEE Vis in the areas of visualization for cyber security and biology.
Gretchen Beasley, Ph.D. Project Manager
Gretchen Beasley, Ph.D. is a project manager at Graphicacy who specializes in agile and operational transformation through investing in inclusion, equity, pedagogy, and innovation. Gretchen holds a Doctorate in History and an M.A. in Art History from George Mason University. She has also completed graduate work in Museum Exhibition, Planning and Design from Georgetown University. As a historian and digital and operations strategist, Gretchen’s academic and business acumen intersect to convert business requirements into strategic, creative product thinking and project management. She is passionate in how to shape projects and offerings that will benefit Graphicacy and its clients. In her free time, she enjoys teaching various history courses at local universities, traveling, and writing.
Rebecca Lamm Data Visualization and UI Designer
Rebecca is a designer and conscious creator based in Brooklyn, NY. Rebecca discovered the power of data visualization and information design while studying abroad at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany. Since then, she is driven by a passion to translate complexity in a clear way using data and motion. Previously Rebecca has worked with startups, non-profits, and brands, as a UI and Web designer to create digital experiences across different channels. Rebecca received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Communication Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Originally from Montana, Rebecca can often be found listening to a linguistics podcast or rock climbing.
Rui Jiang Front End Engineer and UX Designer
Rui is a frontend engineer and designer based in Boston. He specializes in developing enterprise SaaS applications and data visualizations with a focus on human-centric UI and intuitive workflows. He has previously worked on projects for the USDA (NASS Division), Intel and Boston-based startup Yesware. In his spare time, he runs Cacher (www.cacher.io), a code snippet organizer for developers with over 20,000 users. Rui received his BS in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
Jeejung Kim Motion Graphics Designer and Animator
Jeejung, originally from South Korea, is an animator now based in Brooklyn, NY. Specializing in the creation of data-driven motion graphics, she has worked with Netflix, Bloomberg Media, TED, Vox Media, Noisy Neighbor productions and other studios. Jeejung is a self-taught animator who holds an MFA degree in traditional 3D medium/art installation. During her spare time, she creates short animation pieces inspired by a variety of topics including animal rights, meditation, and the life of plants. She enjoys combining literal and abstract expressions in her art.
Joshua Korenblat Art Director-At-Large
Working closely with the core team in Washington, DC, Joshua Korenblat is part of our Graphicacy team in New York. Since its founding in 2012, Joshua has been an Art Director at Graphicacy, working with clients and helping to make Timeplots posters. At present, Joshua is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz, about seventy-five miles north of New York City, in the scenic and historic Hudson River Valley. At SUNY New Paltz, Joshua teaches Data Visualization, Information Design, and Illustration. In research and practice, Joshua focuses on how we manifest knowledge visually. Like writers, graphic designers can communicate at the interchange of complex ideas and stories. On campus, Joshua is a board member of the Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Lab. As of Fall 2016, Joshua will serve on the Educational Technology Committee as well. From 2007 until 2014, Joshua was on the Graphic Design faculty of the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Washington, DC campus. Joshua worked in the Art Department at National Geographic Magazine for six years at the beginning of his career.