Meet the Judges: Data Design (Pt. 2)

The 2019 Awards judges in data visualization and information design have long set the quality standard in this ever-evolving field. Their work needs no introduction, and we know that many of this year's Shortlisted creators have been inspired by their careers. Check out their incredible bios below - and visit the rest of our judges in Data Design.

:: Check out the Shortlisted works in Visualization & Information Design

:: View the full list of 2019 judges here


Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic is author of the popular blog and book Storytelling with Data. She offers workshops for organizations & individuals, and has previously worked in banking, private equity, and at Google, where she developed and taught a course on communicating effectively with data.  

@storywithdataStorytelling With Data


Jerome is a writer, teacher and software engineer specializing in data visualization. He currently works at Uber, building data tools and developing open source technologies.

@jcukier | Jerome Cukier


Paolo is a Professor of Design at Northeastern University after twenty years at Politecnico di Milano in Italy. He was the Founder and Scientific Director at the DensityDesign Research Lab & an associate professor at Politecnico di Milano Design Department. Previous Gold winner in the 2017 Awards with The Journey of Foreign Fighters.

@pciuccarelli | Paolo Ciuccarelli


Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art and The Truthful Art. Previous Gold winner with "Rhythm of Food," 2017.

@albertocairo | Alberto Cairo


Abby is a senior staff information architect at Etsy who specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of “How to Make Sense of Any Mess,” a book about information architecture for everybody.

@abby_the_ia | Abby the IA


Renée Teate is the Director of Data Science at HelioCampus and creator of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast and DataSciGuide learning directory.

@BecomingDataSci | Becoming a Data Scientist


Chief Data Scientist at Rockefeller Foundation. Tariq leads the Foundation’s work on using data science to improve people’s lives. This includes integrating data and technology into the Foundation’s initiative areas of Food, Power, Health, and Jobs; and identifying, shaping and scaling breakthrough data science solutions for the public and social sectors at large. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tariq was a Senior Data Scientist and the Global Data Editor of the World Bank.

@tkb | Rockefeller Foundation


Amanda is a Data Designer with Fjord, Design and Innovation by Accenture, in Texas. Her current focus is to facilitate innovation by increasing trust in AI and data viz with transparent design techniques. Amanda also acts as the Communications Director of the Data Viz Society.

@DataVizSociety | Data Viz Society


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