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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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Brandon Morrison  Technical Director
As Technical Director, Brandon mentors and leads the development team at Graphicacy to identify and solve technical challenges efficiently. Brandon’s background in journalism gives him a unique perspective on how to best find the stories that organizations need to tell about their work. His expertise in building and maintaining useful web applications comes from years of experience working in and consulting with newsrooms and publishers across the country. Prior to coming aboard at Graphicacy, Brandon worked at the American Association of the Advancement of Science, publishers of Science Magazine. As a consultant with Phase2 Technology and DJ Case and Associates, he also worked with a variety of other organizations. Some of the many groups Brandon has worked with are the Department of Energy, US Fish and Wildlife Services, the Council on Foreign Relations, and InStyle Magazine. When he isn’t working with the team, Brandon is an avid illustrator and runner.


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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  Project Leader & Information Designer
As Project Leader & Information Designer, Will helps organizations understand and visualize data, working across teams to design clear and compelling visualizations and manage projects. Prior to Graphicacy, he worked for four years 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 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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Eduardo Velez  Senior Front End Developer
Eduardo has a decade of experience with interactive web development and data visualization. He has a thoughtful and measured approach to front-end development with an appreciation of clean, fresh and stimulating visual aesthetics where form follows function. Focused on JavaScript frameworks, Eduardo has worked for a variety of clients including Harvard Business School, the National Basketball Association, the United Nations and Twitter. His education includes a BFA in Visual Communications Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In his spare time, Eduardo likes to explore urban environments (usually on a bike.)


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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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Elissa Heller  Senior Developer

Elissa’s role as a Senior Developer at Graphicacy is to utilize code to make every project shine. She has spent her career developing solutions in Drupal and WordPress that emphasize maintaining clean data and empowering site owners to freely manipulate their content. Before joining the team at Graphicacy, she worked for two years at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where she maintained sites for the journal Science. Elissa also supported a variety of small businesses and non-profits while working for Bethesda Web Design. She received her B.A. in History from Wesleyan University.



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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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