This week we have Mahir Yavuz and Jan Willem Tulp on the show to talk about navigating the business side of data visualization. Mahir is Creative Director of Data Science and Visualization at R/GA and Jan Willem is a data visualization freelancer and founder of Tulp Interactive.
“How do you choose which projects to work on? How do you actually get paid for them? How do you deal with ‘The Data Will Come Soon’ syndrome? And what do you do with unreasonable requests from clients?”
We talk about these and other issues. This is a perfect episode for those of you who want to figure out how to make a living from data visualization.
Enjoy the show!
This episode of Data Stories is sponsored by Qlik, which allows you to explore the hidden relationships within your data that lead to meaningful insights. Qlik has partnered with Circle of Blue to visualize seven years of water rates data from 30 major U.S. cities. Check out the analyses and charts at the Circle of Blue blog. And make sure to try out Qlik Sense for free at: qlik.de/datastories.
- How to Become a Data Visualization Freelancer (The 2011 interview between Enrico and Moritz that pretty much gave birth to this podcast!)
- Tulp Interactive
- Data Visualization at R/GA
- Mahir Yavuz’s website
- Jan on Twitter, Pinterest, and TinyLetter
- Mahir on Twitter and LinkedIn