How Self-Employed Data Visualization Designers Make a Living
I was invited to speak at DataVizLive London in May 2020. The conference organizer reached out to me after hearing about my article of the same name published in Nightingale (https://medium.com/nightingale/how-self-employed-data-visualization-designers-make-a-living-23dc00ea5264). In this article, I talk to 4 designers to understand how they are building their careers and how they make their income from dataviz.
In this video, I expand on my article and add more insights and talk about things I’ve implemented since I wrote the article.
I recorded this video separately after the talk to upload for the general public to view.
Thumbnail art by Joceline Kuswanto: https://dribbble.com/jocelinek
1:02 The designers I spoke to
3:18 Why they started their own venture
9:50 Their 2019 income distribution
12:33 What is the value of a data visualization designer?
18:37 Exposing how you think, not just what you do
19:35 What I started doing after talking to everyone
I am a Data Visualization Designer from Toronto, Canada. On this channel, I am experimenting with various ideas for dataviz. Check out my work on my website.