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You want to create effective data visualizations. That’s hard work. There are so many decisions to make, like chart type, annotations, and color!

Will this podcast help?

Host and fellow data viz designer Alli Torban is in the trenches with you. She shares the latest tools and methods that she’s discovered while on the job and interviewing top designers.

If you’re an analyst, journalist, or designer who wants to hone your skills with specific tactics, then this show could be just what you need.

Data Viz Today Alli Torban

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You want to create effective data visualizations. That’s hard work. There are so many decisions to make, like chart type, annotations, and color!

Will this podcast help?

Host and fellow data viz designer Alli Torban is in the trenches with you. She shares the latest tools and methods that she’s discovered while on the job and interviewing top designers.

If you’re an analyst, journalist, or designer who wants to hone your skills with specific tactics, then this show could be just what you need.

    62: How Much Money Do Data Visualization Professionals Make?

    62: How Much Money Do Data Visualization Professionals Make?

    Ah, money. The topic everyone wants to hear about but no one wants to talk about! It’s a complicated and nuanced subject because there are so many variables that factor into someone’s compensation, but...
    In this episode, I’ll share some highlights from the responses in the Data Visualization Society community survey to give you a sense of what data viz professionals are pulling in.
    Don't forget to check out the interactive chart in the show notes: https://dataviztoday.com/shownotes/62

    • 8 min
    61: 3 Insights From a Personal Project That Blew Up — Featuring Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu

    61: 3 Insights From a Personal Project That Blew Up — Featuring Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu

    What are the ingredients of a successful personal project? How do you even know what topic to make your personal project about? What constraints make for a successful personal project?
    In this episode, data visualization designers Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu share insights they learned from completing a year-long collaboration that ended with a new book called Data Sketches!

    • 38 min
    BONUS: 3 Steps to Feel More Confident in Your Data Visualization Process

    BONUS: 3 Steps to Feel More Confident in Your Data Visualization Process

    Do you feel lost when you’re creating a chart? Are you feeling around in the dark with every new project? Confidence comes with practice, but you can also take a few smart steps, in the beginning, to create an effective chart.
    I’ve interviewed top designers for years on my podcast while creating and experimenting on my own, and I’ve found that these steps reap great rewards.
    Try them out, and you’ll feel more confident in your data visualization skills regardless of the situation or your toolset.
    If you need help making your data visualizations a reality, I’d be happy to help! I have space in my consulting schedule opening up; I specialize in creating static charts, maps & infographics that are engaging and effective. Drop me a line!
    https://www.allitorban.com/resources/1

    • 7 min
    60: The Best Data Visualizations of 2020 — Featuring Lea Pica

    60: The Best Data Visualizations of 2020 — Featuring Lea Pica

    The last episode of the year!
    In this episode, I have a little data viz tennis match with fellow podcaster Lea Pica.
    We found the most inspiring visualizations in four categories: climate change, COVID-19, racial injustice, and the US presidential election.
    Lea and I bounce back and forth describing our favorite in each category and the mastery on display for each.
    What was your favorite data viz this year?
    Shownotes: https://dataviztoday.com/shownotes/60

    • 1 hr 4 min
    59: How Art Direction Can Make Your Work More Effective — Featuring Gabrielle Mérite

    59: How Art Direction Can Make Your Work More Effective — Featuring Gabrielle Mérite

    Have you ever created a successful graphic that really hit the mark and you felt like you were just spot on?
    Do you know how you can consistently replicate that feeling? If not, I have an idea of what you might be missing...
    Art direction!
    In this episode, we'll learn when you need art direction and when you don't, and how to use art direction to make sure you and your client work efficiently together to create graphics that hit the mark.

    • 34 min
    58: How to Turn Data Into an Experience — Featuring Miriam Quick & Stefanie Posavec

    58: How to Turn Data Into an Experience — Featuring Miriam Quick & Stefanie Posavec

    Have you ever felt frustrated when you're trying to express important data to someone? Do the bars and pies just seem to fall flat?
    Try turning the data into an experience! In this episode, I try to bottle up Miriam Quick and Stefanie Posavec’s creative genius that they poured into their new book so that we can create data experiences in our work, too.
     
    Show notes: https://dataviztoday.com/shownotes/58

    • 21 min

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