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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)

Achieving the Dream

Center for American Progress

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Collaborative Communications

Cornell University

 

 

Dreamworks

Georgetown University

Glover Park Group

National Geographic

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

 

Scientific American

Stanford University

Union of Concerned Scientists

World Bank Group

World Resources Institute

OUR TEAM


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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.

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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.


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Kevin Lustig  Technical Director

As Technical Director at Graphicacy, Kevin leads development strategy and operations as well as developing custom interactive experiences in partnership with our clients. Kevin came to Graphicacy from the Journey Lab, a collaborative of web specialists he founded in 2014 working to advance the missions of social good organizations online. He has eight years of experience working with a variety of digital agencies, non-profit organizations, and political campaigns. Kevin specializes in combining capable, powerful data systems with unique user interfaces to tell stories, change minds and move people. Kevin received his B.A. from Pitzer College in 2006.


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Josh Nerpel  Operations Director

Josh has more than a decade of non-profit and for-profit management, operations and democratic campaign experience. Most recently he was the founding Chief Operations Officer of True Blue Media and its digital platform Shareblue. 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 COO 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 campaign experience includes national advance and overseeing visual communications for Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman.



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William Merrow  Data Analyst & Visualization Specialist
As Data Analyst & Visualization Specialist, Will helps organizations understand and visualize data. He comes to Graphicacy after four years working in international development, with experience in visualization, statistical analysis, data management, policy advocacy, and communications. He worked for three years as Special Assistant to the President at InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs, and recently completed a Princeton in Latin America Fellowship in the Dominican Republic. He received his B.A. in international relations from Tufts University.

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Joe Haskins  Senior Developer

As a Developer at Graphicacy, Joe works closely with all stakeholders to build amazing sites and applications. Before coming to Grahpicacy, Joe worked for Trellon, a Digital Agency focused on working with non-profits and NGOs, where he quickly rose to the position of Technical Lead. Much of Joe’s career has been focused on planning and delivering solutions using Drupal; turning designers’ visions into reality by creating custom themes and developing complex backend functionality to meet the unique needs of clients. He has also done work with other CMS systems such as WordPress, occasionally handled provisioning and administration for LAMP-based servers, and created complex apps using JavaScript frameworks such as Ember that integrate with a CMS backend. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Stanford University, World Bank Group, and the National Geographic Channel. Joe received his B.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.



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Joshua Korenblat  Art Director
Working closely with the core team in Washington, DC, Joshua Korenblat represents Graphicacy 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.

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Connie K. N. Chang  Head, Government Services
Connie K. N. Chang has served government agencies in various capacities her entire professional career and is a public servant at heart. She believes in the work of government and the necessary partnership with private firms, universities, and its citizens, and the power of ideas that can translate from one sector to the other. As Head of Graphicacy Government and with the help of our talented team of designers and data geeks, Connie is excited to assist her government clients in realizing the value of effective storytelling and apply analytics and visualization techniques to their data to help make their mission, and how they accomplish it, more tangible to their stakeholders. Connie earned her B.A. degree in Economics from Wellesley College, an M.P.I.A. degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD, and completed her doctoral coursework and passed her qualifying exams in Political Economy and Science, Technology & Public Policy from MIT.

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Jasmine Mithani  Design Intern

Jasmine is a data designer, researcher, and developer whose interests lie at the intersection of power, big data, and visualization. She has worked in civic technology for several years, including as a social activist game developer at DoSomething.org, and a UX/UI designer for DevProgress, an open source initiative of the Democratic National Committee. She currently creates maps, visualizations, and data journalism at South Side Weekly, a nonprofit newsmagazine in Chicago. She will graduate with an A.B. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago in December 2017. In her spare time, she advocates for marginalized populations in the technology community and teaches herself machine learning.