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David McCandless

Author of "Information Is Beautiful" & Infographics Expert

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 David McCandless Biography

David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist, and information designer, working across print, advertising, television, and web media. His design work has appeared in over 40 publications internationally, including The Guardian and Wired. He champions the use of data visualizations to explore new directions for journalism and to discover new stories in the seas of data surrounding us. His blog and book, Information Is Beautiful, are dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge, and data – all with minimal text.

In an age of high-speed living and information overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate, and find meaning in a complex world. McCandless turns complex data sets – like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates – into beautiful, straightforward diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. He explores how infographics create simple ways to see information that might otherwise be too complex or scattered to be grasped.

In Information Is Beautiful, McCandless and his cadre of "info designers" take a spin through the world of visualized data, from hard stats on politics and climate to daffy but no-less-important trends in pop music. His genius is not so much in finding jazzy new ways to show data – the actual graphics aren't the real innovation here – as it in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other. Reporting the number of drug deaths in the UK every year is interesting; but mapping that data onto the number of drug deaths reported by the UK press, broken down by drug, is utterly fascinating (more deaths by marijuana were reported than in fact occurred, by a factor of 484%).

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Knowledge Is Beautiful: A Visual Miscellaneum of Compelling Information

Knowledge Is Beautiful: A Visual Miscellaneum of Compelling Information

Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful

Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts (Theory in Practice)

Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts (Theory in Practice)

The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

Thiamine Deficiency and Associated Clinical Disorders (Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience)

Thiamine Deficiency and Associated Clinical Disorders (Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience)

The Internet Now in Handy Book Form!

The Internet Now in Handy Book Form!

Speaking Topics
  • Data Visualization, Infographics and Learning

    David McCandless is an information designer, visualizer and author of the Information Is Beautiful book and online resource. David demonstrates through his own work how it is possible to cut through information overload and make sense of the vast quantity of data that we are confronted with in our everyday lives.

  • Data Visualization: Changing the Way We See the World

    Award-winning writer, designer and author, David McCandless turns complex data sets
    • like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates
    • into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. As a data journalist, McCandless' genius is in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other, which ultimately changes the way we see the world.

  • Information Is Beautiful

News
  • Talks — David McCandless

    A writer, designer, creative director, artist & entrepreneur living in London.

  • Visualisation expert David McCandless teams up with Kantar

    UK— David McCandless, the data designer behind Information is Beautiful, has teamed up with research group Kantar to launch an award programme for data visualisations, and provide creative support...

  • David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization

    David McCandless describes data as the “new soil” since it’s a fertile medium that nurtures flowers of understanding. He creates aesthetically pleasing infographics that use shapes and colors to show patterns and connections in data, such as a 3D timeline called “Mountains Out of Molehills” that shows how non-issues (such as the Y2K bug) receive excessive coverage in the media during...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David McCandless for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David McCandless, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David McCandless or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK David McCandless?

    Booking fees for David McCandless, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David McCandless, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR David McCandless?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David McCandless for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David McCandless for your next private or corporate function.
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David McCandless

Author of "Information Is Beautiful" & Infographics Expert

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David McCandless Biography

David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist, and information designer, working across print, advertising, television, and web media. His design work has appeared in over 40 publications internationally, including The Guardian and Wired. He champions the use of data visualizations to explore new directions for journalism and to discover new stories in the seas of data surrounding us. His blog and book, Information Is Beautiful, are dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge, and data – all with minimal text.

In an age of high-speed living and information overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate, and find meaning in a complex world. McCandless turns complex data sets – like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates – into beautiful, straightforward diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. He explores how infographics create simple ways to see information that might otherwise be too complex or scattered to be grasped.

In Information Is Beautiful, McCandless and his cadre of "info designers" take a spin through the world of visualized data, from hard stats on politics and climate to daffy but no-less-important trends in pop music. His genius is not so much in finding jazzy new ways to show data – the actual graphics aren't the real innovation here – as it in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other. Reporting the number of drug deaths in the UK every year is interesting; but mapping that data onto the number of drug deaths reported by the UK press, broken down by drug, is utterly fascinating (more deaths by marijuana were reported than in fact occurred, by a factor of 484%).

David McCandless Videos

  • David McCandless - Does my graph look big in this? on Vimeo
  • David McCandless on Knowledge is Beautiful - YouTube
  • Welcome to our office: David McCandless, renowned data journalist ...

David McCandless Books

David McCandless Speaking Topics

  • Data Visualization, Infographics and Learning

    David McCandless is an information designer, visualizer and author of the Information Is Beautiful book and online resource. David demonstrates through his own work how it is possible to cut through information overload and make sense of the vast quantity of data that we are confronted with in our everyday lives.

  • Data Visualization: Changing the Way We See the World

    Award-winning writer, designer and author, David McCandless turns complex data sets
    • like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates
    • into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. As a data journalist, McCandless' genius is in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other, which ultimately changes the way we see the world.

  • Information Is Beautiful

FAQs on booking David McCandless

  • How to book David McCandless?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David McCandless for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David McCandless, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David McCandless or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David McCandless?

    Booking fees for David McCandless, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David McCandless, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David McCandless?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David McCandless for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David McCandless for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David McCandless or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David McCandless or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David McCandless is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David McCandless for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. David McCandless generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sean Gourley, Jason Silva, Peter Diamandis, Andrew McAfee and Jared Cohen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David McCandless for an upcoming event.

David McCandless Speaker Videos

  • David McCandless - Does my graph look big in this? on Vimeo
    David McCandless on Knowledge is Beautiful - YouTube
  • Welcome to our office: David McCandless, renowned data journalist ...

David McCandless Speaking Topics

  • Data Visualization, Infographics and Learning

    David McCandless is an information designer, visualizer and author of the Information Is Beautiful book and online resource. David demonstrates through his own work how it is possible to cut through information overload and make sense of the vast quantity of data that we are confronted with in our everyday lives.

  • Data Visualization: Changing the Way We See the World

    Award-winning writer, designer and author, David McCandless turns complex data sets
    • like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates
    • into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. As a data journalist, McCandless' genius is in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other, which ultimately changes the way we see the world.

  • Information Is Beautiful

David McCandless News

  • Talks — David McCandless

    A writer, designer, creative director, artist & entrepreneur living in London.

  • Visualisation expert David McCandless teams up with Kantar

    UK— David McCandless, the data designer behind Information is Beautiful, has teamed up with research group Kantar to launch an award programme for data visualisations, and provide creative support...

  • David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization

    David McCandless describes data as the “new soil” since it’s a fertile medium that nurtures flowers of understanding. He creates aesthetically pleasing infographics that use shapes and colors to show patterns and connections in data, such as a 3D timeline called “Mountains Out of Molehills” that shows how non-issues (such as the Y2K bug) receive excessive coverage in the media during...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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