New learnings unveil humanity’s shortcomings – how do they feel?
Gabrielle Merite. Proper noun. Scientist powered by plants and activism.
She is not: a graphic designer with 30+ years experience or qualified in fine arts. She is: a Science graduate, creative, analyst, advocate for humanity, cat lady and feeling awkward writing this at the third person.
For truth-seeking, ethically-driven organisations, I am here to humanise statistics. *Really* personalize findings. And elicit lasting emotional connections by creating original, empathetic illustrations. My style is a melodic collision of strategic creativity, human emotion and scientific precision. Data collected from people, transformed and presented for people.
I believe, the faces behind the figures matter. In places where numbers are usually found, I use faces. Because subjects aren’t dots. Quite often, they’re people. Like you (and me). Offering a collaborative approach, I become a member of your team, breathing life into numbers so your audience truly *feels* their importance.
Find Gabrielle Here
Press & Features
DataFest Tbilisi 2020:
Creating empathy with data visualization: a design exploration
Data Viz Today – Episode 59:
How Art Direction Can Make Your Work More Effective
Data Visualization Zurich:
Provoking emotions through data visualization with Sonja from Studio Terp
Dataviz Café Mag – Issue 6:
Data Cook Book
United Nations – Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Bully Pulpit Interactive
Inserm: National Institute of Health and Research in France
ANRS: French Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis
Pasteur Institute & International Network
Embassy of France in the United States
… And others!
Where you’ll find me sometimes
Watering my 100+ plants
Reading scientific papers about how many people don’t like cucumbers
Flying like Spiderman
Upside Down on a wire, up in the air