Catherine Mulbrandon combines her expertise in both economics and design to illustrate the economy of the United States to present economic and financial data in context that helps people understand —at a glance— what the numbers really mean. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in design from Carnegie Mellon University and has worked in the finance industry for 10 years.
In 2006, she launched VisualizingEconomics.com, a website dedicated to publishing infographics about economic data and promoting data visualization. She currently works as a UX designer specializing in data visualization and recently published her first book: An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States. A native of Washington, D.C., Mulbrandon currently lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.
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My interview at The Setup about what I use to get stuff done.
June 2014 – Spoke at the Fidelity User Experience Design All Hands on Deck meeting
February 2014 – Gave a lighting talk at Thinking with Your Eyes: Visualizing the Arts, Humanities, & Sciences, Harvard University
November 2013 – Spoke at the Society of Government Economist
July 2013 – Spoke at the Fidelity User Experience Design All Hands on Deck meeting
November 2012 – Spoke on "Data Visualization for Policy Analysis and Public Management" at APPAM Fall Research Conference
November 2012 – Spoke on "Visualizing Data" at AABPA Spring Symposium
December 2011 – Lunch talk at Congressional Budget Office about data visualization techniques
December 2011 – Spoke at the design lecture series Creative Mornings
October 2011 – Spoke at The Big Picture Conference
March 2005 – Spoke at NYC-CHI about "Artists Working in the Digital Medium"
September 2012 – Top Marginal Tax Rates Poster Shortlist — Data Visualisation Category in the The Information is Beautiful Awards
March 2012 – 2012 SXSW Interactive Scholarship winner
Summer 2011 – Received New Media Women Entrepreneur grant
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"
Winter 2005 – Participated in 2005 Cathedral Arts Festival Jersey City, NJ