Hi, I'm Nancy!

Let's work together to make the data you care about beautiful and useful! I'm thrilled to have finally launched as an independent creator and consultant for all things data visualization and data communication.

I have experience in research, education, and tech, most recently as a Data Visualization Developer at Microsoft and as an Information Visualization instructor to Masters' students in the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. Before that, I spent several wonderful years doing medical research in the UW Department of Biostatistics. My formal training was in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. I am the proud founder and organizer of the Data Viz Jam Sessions Meetup group which, at almost 6 years old, has grown to over 2,000 members across chapters in Seattle and Montreal.

My design methodology prioritizes preserving your voice in engaging, illuminating visualizations. Your work can and should have the presence it deserves. If you're looking for help with that, check out my Studio Hours resource to set up a time.

One last note: This page is a space I created to experiment with data visualization concepts that didn't quite have a home elsewhere. Not everything you'll find here makes perfect sense, is totally done, or follows traditional design and visualization canon... and that's exactly the point. If we don't try things out, we'll never know what works!

Data Viz Jam Sessions

Q: What is this?
A: Data Viz Jam Sessions, or as we call it for short, DVJS, is a community of data visualization experts and enthusiasts centered around Meetup events where we show off our work, ask questions, and connect with other folks in the field. We're language-agnostic, multidisciplinary, and open to all experience levels. We are born of one primary axiom: if what you want doesn't exist, make it.

Q: Where are you located?
A: Our first chapter started in 2016 in Seattle, Washington. We opened our second group a year later in the beautiful Montreal, Canada.

Q: What on Earth is that logo?
A: Jam is made out of smushed berries and everthing is cooler in space. Make sense?

Q: How can I get involved?
A: Check out our Seattle and Montreal chapterss or connect with other creators through our Facebook group. Enjoy!
Seattle Events
Montreal Events
Facebook Group

Q: How can I help?
A: That's so nice! Message Nancy through the Meetup site for business inquiries or wild ideas.

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