Olly Moss

Olly is the creative director of Halftone.co, a visualization studio and consultancy in San Francisco. This is the rest of his bio, it can be more than two lines long if he wants.

When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right
When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right

Bad visualization practice plagues many infographics, degrading the legibility of the data and harming the reputation ... keep reading
Building Effective Color Scales
Building Effective Color Scales

Color scales have always been a tricky topic. They need to look good, and still represent data. And our eyes have some ... keep reading
How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?
How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?

Infographics often contain time-sensitive information. Current events need to be covered within a certain timeframe ... keep reading
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Traffic signs are among the most frequent forms of visual information display. On top of that, they provide extremely ... keep reading
Stamen’s Map Stack
Stamen’s Map Stack

For a long time, making highly stylized maps has been an extremely manual process with tedious Photoshopping or drawing ... keep reading
Visualizations in Stone
Visualizations in Stone

Geological changes are typically very slow processes. They take place over hundreds, if not thousands of years or ... keep reading
Stupid Things Infographic Designers Do
Stupid Things Infographic Designers Do

Now that you know about many of the creative things that designers do to pie charts, bar charts, line charts, maps, and ... keep reading
IEEE Vis Call For Practitioners
IEEE Vis Call For Practitioners

The IEEE Vis computer science conference (previously VisWeek) is in Atlanta, Georgia this year. The conference is the ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Map Edition
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Map Edition

In the past few weeks, we’ve been running a series on the tweaks that designers do to charts to make them fit the ... keep reading
The Art of Data Visualization
The Art of Data Visualization

PBS digital studios recently released a short video on data visualization. It does a great job of explaining what ... keep reading