Play the City hired me to make a series of illustrations to appear in their new book, Play The City: Games Informing the Urban Development, by Ekim Tan. The illustrations were to appear at the starting pages of each chapter to explain in a simple and visual way how the game was to be played. I also was hired to make a collection of icons throughout the publication.
Tour de Force 2020 is the national initiative to increase bicycle ridership across the Netherlands by 20% over the next three years. The policy combines the goals and strategies of governments at the municipal, regional and national level. While working with the economic consultancy firm, Decisio, I was hired to make an infographic of the return of investment that cycling can bring, based on the research completed by Decisio. The infographic appeared across the web, spread far and wide on social media and was central to the official document, “Agenda Fiets 2017-2020.” I developed an infographic that covered the most important details of the findings, showing how when governments invest in cycling infrastructure, the return on the invest is overwhelming. I helped translate the Dutch version into English and worked extensively to edit the content into its simplest and clearest form.
The Centre of Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam started a department called Houwel to research the state of housing and welfare policies in governments from around the world. The team won a grant to fund the dissemination of their work in new and creative ways. Researchers in this department contacted me with the intention of making a three-part animated infographic series. Over the next several months, I worked alongside the research team to script, record, animate and edit the content into 3-4 minute videos that shared the main findings from their multiyear research. As part of the process, I developed the art direction, audio engineering and extensive animation. The results were shared across social media and published online in the Telegraph.
The economics consultancy firm, Decisio, was commissioned by the City of Amsterdam to perform a social cost benefit analysis of the impacts of cycling in the city. They hired me to make an infographic of the contents that would accompany the report prepared for the city council. The infographic was divided into quadrants under the various themes, all painting the picture of the positive effects that cycling has for the municipality and its residents. I also translate the Dutch version into English for this project.
CROW is a nonprofit working with governments, contractors and consultants to share knowledge and establish best practices in the fields of innovation, transportation and security. Wikken en Wegen in the process they developed to help guide partners through the process. Working alongside Decisio, I developed an infographic to highlight the steps in the process.
Decisio worked alongside APPM on a report for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to determine the effectiveness of electric vehicle policies and different levels of government. I was asked to represent the information into an infographic that could accompany the final report and be spread on social media. The infographic was first written in Dutch before I helped with the English translation.
Decisio was asked by The Hague Business Association to research how the city ranks in suitability for establishment of international companies in comparison to other major European cities. Decisio prepared a thorough report on the subject and asked me to participate. My responsibilities included visualising the data in an interesting and accessible way. I made a series of infographics that illustrated the daily benefits that The Hague has in regards to housing, lifestyle, education, healthcare and connectivity to the rest of Europe. The infographic was prepared for digital publishing in reports and online, and also to be printed in poster format.
Urhahn Stedenbouw is an urban design studio based in Amsterdam. Working with APPM, Decisio and various governmental bodies including Rijkswaterstraat, Urhahn was hired to make a strategic plan for the spatial intensification the Noordzeekanaal. Once the report was completed, a summit was scheduled to exhibit the plan to the various stakeholders. The team at Urhahn contacted me to make a two-minute animated infographic covering the key points of the report to be presented at the summit. My responsibilities included storyboarding, illustrating, animating and audio engineering.