Category Archives: blogpost

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Anatomy of an Infographic: University of Oxford Economic Impact

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A series of posts looking back at the process / challenges of recent work. Read more [...]

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PROJECT: how to create an animation in Illustrator and Photoshop

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Walkthrough of creating an animated GIF in Illustrator Photoshop Read more [...]

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First month in Brighton

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Moving to the most creative city in the UK ... Here goes! Read more [...]

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Why data is more than just numbers

Why we should think about data as information, not just statistics Read more [...]

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Relocating as a freelancer

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Five things to to consider if you're relocating whilst working as a freelancer. Read more [...]

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Freelancers: pricing structure options

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One of the hardest things to get right as a freelancer, is pricing. I have a range of pricing structures depending on the project and client. Read more [...]

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Stop: you’re doing infographics all wrong

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The internet is full of terrible examples of infographics - here are five ways people are getting it wrong. Read more [...]

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Thank you to …

I know as Brits we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but it seems as good an opportunity as any to send out some THANKS of my own. Read more [...]

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Hitting walls with a project? Going in circles? Try the Stuck Wheel

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There are times in projects when you get completely stuck. Here's how I sort myself out Read more [...]

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Information Designer for Hire: what to expect

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So you've decided your company needs an infographic. This is what to expect when you work with me Read more [...]

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5 key elements of a freelance career

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New to freelancing? Here's a quick guide to getting along ... Read more [...]

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10 Ways I Stay Productive

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As a freelancer it's very easy to fall into bad habits - working from home, lots of different projects and being my own boss means long days of low productivity, and no clear division between work time and free time.   Since I left my "proper" job in 2009 I've been trying a host of ways to get things done - these are the things I've learnt work for me. Read more [...]

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10 Rules for Using Icons on Infographics

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Icons, pictograms, smileys, dingbats - call them what you like - visual language is a fascinating area of design. Read more [...]

"I’ve enjoyed working with Caroline on a data visualisation project for a complex £1.5m government funded programme running across Birmingham and Leicester. It’s been a high pressure programme with tough targets to meet, so finding the time to collect and make sense of all the data, from a range of sources, has been difficult. With Caroline’s help we managed to prioritise the key information and she then presented it in a clear, easy to grasp manner. Just what we needed. I found her dedicated, easy to work with and very fair on pricing. I would happily work with her again and I commend her and her work to you" Dave Conroy, Programme Manager, Timebank