I was recently commissioned by the RAMESES II project (funded by *NIHR) to draw a series of cartoons on realist evaluation. They have been made available for royalty-free use at ramesesproject.org, along with a collection of other realist evaluation resources. I have also added all the cartoons to the gallery on my Pinterest page. In this […]
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A sampling of my work.
The research and evaluation worlds are filled with boxes and arrows. The models that are built this way become central to how projects are imagined and evaluated. As an exercise in program design or research design, I think your everyday box and arrow type of model is fine. But when it comes time to disseminate, […]
We collect tons of data every single minute of every single day. Unfortunately, not all of that data is in a format or location where we could access it and start to understand the lessons embedded within. If you do find yourself with a lot of data, building a dashboard could help pave the way […]
Today’s reporting needs are diverse. No more getting by with a long end of year report and a couple of briefs. Contemporary reports are layered collections of social media images, print one-pagers, posters, infographics, websites, and videos. I design infographics using professional vector graphic design tools. By creating graphics using math instead of pixels, you […]
Simple is hard, but it’s not impossible. Charts and Models Models don’t have to be boring tables. We can use simple illustration and color to help our models stand out and deliver the information we want them to deliver. Simple illustrations, in the forms of icons, and short narrative sentences can completely transform a model. Turning […]
There was a time when using the web just meant putting up a simple business webpage or uploading your report to your organization site. But times have changed. If you actually care about reaching your audience or finding new clients, you need a strategy. Here is the one I use with my clients. 1. Funnel […]
Back during my Westat days, I was always a little surprised by how few Tableau licenses found their way into employee’s hands. We had a lot a data and the kinds of projects that could clearly afford to foot the bill for a license or two. But there were a couple of things that really […]
I recently had the opportunity to work with the team at YouthPower to visualize their Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. They had a very common data visualization problem. How do you differentiate the visuals for single response and multi-response data? This is a place where a lot of people […]
Like every other data analyst in the world, I have done my fair share of charting in Microsoft Excel. And also like every other data analyst, I got tired of trying to bend Excel to my will. Basic bar charts, line charts, and scatter plots are easy designs for a spreadsheet tool, but sometimes they just […]
A designer without a portfolio is like a doctor without a white coat. I have been without that white coat for over a year now. At first, I had an easy excuse. Just starting my business I wasn’t really sure where my focus would go. And to be quite honest, it never really fit in […]