Mark Susters blog is one I’ve been reading for years and one of the very few I check daily.  Being a designer by trade, I readily offer up my design critiques for free.  I’ve already given Brad Feld my two cents and wanted to do the same for Mark.  However Mark’s blog was less in need of critique and more in need of a complete overhaul.  I bugged Mark about it (in July) and he agreed to give it a go.  Having worked with Mark before on creative projects I knew this was going to take a very long time.  That’s just the way it isRead More →

Originally posted at visual.ly Ten years ago, I created the first in what would become a hugely popular series of annual visualizations of the federal budget, “Death and Taxes.” It was, in retrospect, garbage: There was no reason for it to be anything but garbage. Unbalanced design; no attention to typography. Back then, I wasn’t a designer and I didn’t know anything about the federal government. (My day job was selling faux vintage bric-a-brac to identity deficient 20-somethings at Urban Outfitters.) It was 2004 and infographics wasn’t even a word. But if you can’t be the best at something, be the first. Prior to DeathRead More →

I’m a big fan of Andrea Seabrook‘s work so it was really awesome that I got to do an interview with her for Decode DC. It’s about the Death and Taxes project.  I gotta say, it’s strange to here my voice in between someone’s as recognizable as Andreas.  How did I do? [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85330799″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]Read More →