I'm Nick Visscher, data designer and social researcher. In 2013 a friend introduced me to the Evergreen Data Visualization blog. I'm not sure I had ever heard the words data visualization before. I was already doing it though (poorly) in my research & evaluation reporting. Back then my reports were full of 3D pie charts, spaghetti lines, and eye-crossing clustered bar graphs...Hey, I thought they looked "scientific". Sound familiar?
Once I learned how effective data visualizations should look I couldn't help but notice the bad graphs I had been making or the ugly data viz I saw out in the world. It was time for a change. I quickly learned that great design grabbed my audience's attention, helped them understand my data with greater clarity, and motivated them to do something about it. That's always the goal right?
At Spotlight Impact Data Design my mission is to design reports, slides, and data viz for people (looking at you) and organizations that bring a little visual joy into the world and help shine a spotlight on your organization's impact. Whether you have a simple report or presentation design project on the horizon or need long-term design support don't hesitate to reach out. Let's #electrifyyourdata together!