I am a native of Washington DC. In 1993, I graduated with an AB in Economics from the University of Chicago. During the next eight years, I worked for a financial consulting firm where I mastered Excel and learned about the joys of financial statistics.
In 2004, I completed the 2 year Master's program in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon, then spent 5 years working as Interaction Designer in both the finance and education industries. In my Master's thesis, I created a series of posters presenting data about the United States' economy. From this project Visualizing Economics.com was born.
In 2009, I started a consulting company where I create data visualization and infographics, Mulbrandon, Research, Design & Insights with my brother, Matthew Mulbrandon, a geographer with extensive experience creating maps and working with Census data. I currently live in Jersey City and tweet here. You can contact me at catherine[at]visualizingeconomics.com or ask me a question.
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I launched this site in 2006, to share my data visualizations about the United States' economy.
News & Noteworthy
March 2013 – An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States published
November 2012 – Part of a panel about Data Visualization for Policy Analysis and Public Management at APPAM Fall Research Conference
November 2012 – Part of a panel on Visualizing Data at AABPA Spring Symposium
October 2011 – Presented at The Big Picture Conference
Summer 2011 – Received one of four New Media Women Entrepreneur grants
Spring 2011 – Raised over $14,000 using Kickstarter to fund an "An Illustrated Guide to Income"
August 2009 – Participated in Project M at Winterhouse "Pizza Farm"