9 Design websites to bookmark if you love data

“If data journalism is about anything, it’s the flexibility to search for new ways of storytelling.” Simon Rogers, Facts are Sacred.

There are a lot of people out there trying to visually explain information they have obtained through data. They are using their own skills and tools to display the story they want to convey.

We have compiled a list of designers and design studios who are sharing the best new ideas to improve the way we tell stories.

1. Jennifer Daniel

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Jennifer Daniel is a visual journalist at The New York Times, where she designs diagrams, interactive graphics and maps. Formerly the Graphics Director at Bloomberg Businessweek, she mixes illustrations, pictures, graphics and editorial design skills to tell stories and entertain the reader.

2. Accurat

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Accurat is an information design agency founded by Giorgia Lupi, Gabriele Rossi and Simone Quadri. Based in Milan and New York, it focusses on the research and analysis of data and the design of visual analytical tools and visual narratives. In the team there are designers, data scientists and illustrators.

3. Catalogtree

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Catalogtree is a dutch design studio based in Arnhem, Netherlands. Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross are the designers behind the work, which focusses on the visual representation of data.

4. Feltron

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Nicholas Felton is an information designer based in New York City. He’s the author of several Personal Annual Reports, which visualize information about his life. He recently launched the Reporter app, which allows you to easily collect data about your own life and visualise it in the same way.

5. Interactive Things

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Interactive Things is a design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland, which designs interactive products and visualises information. The team members have backgrounds in Interaction Design, Information Visualisation and Software Engineering.

6. Onlab

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Onlab is a design studio based in Berlin, specialising in graphic design with a compelling story to tell.

7. Francesco Franchi

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Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL – Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial newspaper. He’s also an award-winning infographics designer.

8. Sarah Illenberger

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Sarah Illenberger is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin. She  great ability to transform ordinary materials into complex and unexpected visual experiences.

9. Lust

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Lust is a multidisciplinary graphic design practice established by Jeroen Barendse, Thomas Castro, and Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, it works across a broad spectrum of media including data visualizations, new media and interactive installations.

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