Denver native Stefanie Posavec moved to London, England, to complete a Masters of Arts in Communication Design and never went home. Her studies focused mainly on literary visualization, which led to book cover design, then freelance work. Posavec’s work spans from data visualization, information design, and data illustration to designing books and book covers for a variety of clients, including Penguin, Random House, Faber & Faber, Information is Beautiful, and WIRED Magazine.
Her personal projects focus on the visual representation of language and literature and have been exhibited internationally, including at Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (‘On the Map’, 2008); Somerset House, London (‘Pick Me Up 2’, 2011); and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, (‘Talk to Me’, 2011). We chatted with her about the process behind her passion. (more…)
Amanda Buck (@mandabuck), graphic designer and letterpress artist, recently concluded her position as a Senior Designer on President Barak Obama’s campaign for reelection. After the campaign successfully wrapped, she took some time to discuss with us her experience working creatively in such a public sphere. Buck’s work and that of her campaign associates can be seen on President Obama’s website, BarackObama.com. (more…)
Oh, the holidays. The time of year when so many people wonder, Am I really related to these people? Thanksgiving and Christmas can become more fun and enlightening or more difficult and exasperating with each course added to the table. But no fear, our Visual Storytelling Guide to Holiday Drinking will help you gauge your limit as the day (and your bottle) draws to an end.
With a fun visual interactive idea in mind, we wanted to celebrate the fall here at Column Five headquarters by participating in No-Shave November and growing our facial hair for a worthy cause. Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard just as we ditched the razors. Soon, we learned that one of our own, Kirk, and his recent bride lost their home in the storm’s destruction. Forced to evacuate their NYC apartment as the hurricane rolled in, they returned to the city to find most of their belongings destroyed and their apartment uninhabitable. We knew we’d found our cause. (more…)
Visual thinking can be applied to anything. The way we think about things visually is a matter of perspective. And perspective is the source of all great storytelling. With our new Visual Storytelling series, we use information design and data visualization to bring a new perspective to the stories of everyday life. Some pieces will be serious, some humorous, but the aim is to provide a new way of telling stories that we can all relate to.