We are visual guides.
We guide mission-driven organizations in making information visual, persuasive and shareable. Starting with an in-depth discovery process, we build websites and interactive applications, and produce data visualization and information graphics, motion graphic videos and data analysis. Our team specializes in open source solutions including Drupal, Wordpress, and Angular.
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
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 Director of Operations
Josh has more than a decade of nonprofit and for-profit management, operations and Democratic political experience. Most recently he was the founding Chief Operations Officer of True Blue Media. 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. Before joining the team at True Blue Media, he served as the executive director and Chief Operations Officer of the PeaceWorks Foundation and OneVoice, leading a team across four countries to implement data-driven organizing, digital campaigning and economic development to 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 overseeing visual communications for the White House for President Obama and Vice President Biden and the campaigns of Secretary Clinton and Senator Joe Lieberman.
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.
Shing-Yun Chiang Information Designer
As an information designer, Shing-Yun works with data directly and creates visualizations that better convey insights. Shing-Yun has experience in visualizing data through various approaches, including static graphics, interactive web applications and 3D physical artifacts. She has interned at Thomson Reuters Labs and Graphicacy. Before getting into the world of data visualization, Shing-Yun worked as a journalist and assistant editor for two years. She received an MFA in Information Design and Visualization from Northeastern University at Boston and a BA in Journalism from National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
Carni Klirs Senior Information Designer
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.
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
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.