Project Examples: Visual Designer

Project Examples: Visual Designer

Project 1 : The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Responsive single page infographic website designed and developed for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s project on unaccompanied minors across Europe 

Having collected audio, visual and written data of first-hand accounts from newly arrived refugees in Europe on their personal stories of travelling to and arrival in Europe, the Bureau contacted me with the brief of finding a way of using the data in all its complexity in an interactive way, focusing on the narratives of the interviewees. To do this, we decided to combine specific individual accounts – presented as motion graphics based on recorded interviews – with case studies from each of the European countries that they arrived in – presented as separate infographics. 

The goal of the project was to highlight the amount and frequency of unaccompanied minor refugees arriving in Europe as well as discrepancies in policy between different European countries – from high refusal rates and outright blockages to bureaucracy that hinders or undermines the free movement, education, or ability to work of people even where European law is enforced. 

Skills: Concepts, design, motion graphics, illustration, infographics and front-end development. 
Link to live project: Bureau of Investigative Journalism website


Project 2: Joint Research Centre

An interactive website designed for the European Union’s Joint Research Centre on the topic of financial regulation to be presented at an exhibition open to the public

The brief was to present complex data that had been harvested by the JRC in an accessible but still meaningful way for final output as an interactive website displayed on touch screen tablets at an exhibition space. The project was divided into an informational section followed by an interactive section where the user can change the parameters of banking regulation to see the impact on deficit.

For this project, my duties were designing assets, overall look and feel and concepts for the interactive section.

Skills: Concepts, illustration, UI design for touchscreens


Project 3: The Guardian Digital Agency

Infographics created from data collected on the monetary value of objects, organisations, places and people.

Design project done at The Guardian Digital Agency as a data visualisation piece for their blog.

The brief was to translate raw data on the values of various things into something visually engaging. There were very few guidelines, which allowed for lots of creative freedom. This piece was later used as an example in a Guardian Masterclass on data visualisation.

Skills: Illustration, Infographic


Project 4: Yahoo! Canada

Infographic for a keynote presentation by Yahoo! Canada at an event in Toronto.

Project for Yahoo! Canada done while working at Spoke Agency in Toronto. The brief was to design and build an infographic Prezi presentation for a conference with a corresponding print version according to a script that I had been given. Displayed above is the print hand-out that was circulated. Other corresponding materials created for the same event were signage/wayfinding and window stickers.

Skills: Illustration, Infographics, Print, Presentation

Project 5: Flight app

Concept design for a hypothetical app conceived as a result of identifying a need based on my own personal experiences

After identifying a need of my own and considering the functionality and feasibility of the idea, I designed some screens for a hypothetical travel app that would allow users to search using two origin cities and then provide a list of possible common destinations.

Done as a personal project/exercise/idea.

Skills: UI, illustration, identity