Meet the Judges: The Natural & Built World

This group of judges for the 2019 Information is Beautiful Awards are engaged in an impressive body of work revealing & visualizing the world around us - in fields ranging from biomedical communications to cartography. Read on for more of their incredible achievements.

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Kim visualizes cultural, technological, and scientific forms of knowledge. He is based at MetaLAB Harvard, and is a previous gold winner with "Science Paths," 2017.

@kimay | Kim Albrecht


Nadieh Bremer is a graduated astronomer turned data scientist and data visualization designer with Visual Cinnamon. She's worked for companies such as Google, UNESCO, Scientific American and the Guardian. Previous "Outstanding Individual" winner in 2017.

@NadiehBremer | Visual Cinnamon


Director of Research at The Demographics Group & Twitter map connoisseur.

@simongerman600 | Simon Kuestenmacher


Alasdair conducts research on neighbourhoods, cities, regions, and anything in-between using data and maps. He works as an Urban Planner at University of Sheffield.

@undertheraedar | Alasdair Rae


Shan is a senior data visualization engineer at Uber. She is the founding member of Uber's data visualization team and the creator of, an advanced geospatial visualization tool and a Gold winner in the 2018 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

@heshan_cheri |


Silvia is the Head of the Chair's Office at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

@silvia_girasola | Women4Climate


Dr Grossman is an internationally acclaimed science writer, public speaker and TV personality. She is the author of Brain-Fizzing Facts: Awesome Science Questions Answered, published by Bloomsbury in August 2019. Emily is best known as Resident Science Expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Sky1’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, as well as her YouTube videos and live events. A passionate advocate for gender equality and diversity in STEM, she has delivered a TEDx talk on Why Science Needs People Who Cry.

@DrEmilyGrossman | Emily Grossman


Amanda is a graphics editor working in both digital and print media. She produces and art directs information graphics and writes content for Scientific American. Previously, she worked as a freelance medical illustrator, her projects including a patient education Web site for midwifery clients, and illustrations for edX’s online cell biology course.

@unamandita | Amanda Montanez


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