Hi, I'm Jan Willem,I create Data Visualizations
- ☆ HPE Art Award · nominated
- ☆ Malofiej · silver & bronze
- ☆ Information is Beautiful Awards· silver
- ☆ Visualizing.org· multiple wins
- • 1 2 3 Data, France (2018)
- • Natural Recall, Italy (2014)
- • Ars Electronica, Austria (2012)
- • The Art of Networks, USA (2012)
- • Information is Beautiful Awards
- • Visualizing Cities
- • Malofiej
- • National Science Foundation Vizzies
An introduction to the principles of data visualization design. The goal of the workshop is to increase data- and visual literacy. No experience required. No computer is required during the workshop — all exercises are done with pen and paper.request info
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Being raised in a creative family, my wish as a child had always been to become an artist. Yet at an early age I found out that the world of computers fascinated me also. So, as a synthesis, I decided to study interaction design, hoping to find a job where I could apply my skills both on design and software.
After my study, it appeared that the jobs I was looking for were hard to find. When I look back now, I clearly see how my career repeatedly switched between working for very creative companies that always appeared to offer too little technical challenge for me, and working for very technical companies where there was not enough work that met my need for designing.
In 2010 I found out that there existed such a thing as data visualization. For me that was, and still is, the ultimate combination of software, design and interaction. I decided to become a freelancer. One year later I started my company TULP Interactive. This turned out to be the right choice: I have been creating data visualizations ever since.
Many organizations have art on the wall. But wouldn't it be even greater if that piece of art was a unique representation of your company? An abstract image, based on data of your organization.