Profile

pixel pusher, paper lover, data geek

Valentina D’Efilippo is an award-winning information designer working across media and industries.

Based in London, Valentina has been enjoying working with public organisations, start-ups, and global brands – pursuing imaginative and compelling visual language. Her practice focuses on information design and data visualisation and her work takes many forms – from theatre production and exhibitions, to editorial content and interactive platforms.

In 2013, she published The Infographic History of the World. The book is the result of a collaboration with data-journalist James Ball. Available in nine different languages, it is the first attempt to illustrate history and human evolution through data visualisation and infographic storytelling.

Valentina also leads creative workshops attended by students and professionals alike, including a series of Masterclasses with The Guardian.

Speaking engagements

2017

Financial Times, London | Processing. Rendering. Sensing.
Signal Noise, London | OddityViz – a tribute to David Bowie with data
Visualized, Milan | OddityViz – a tribute to David Bowie with data

2016

QuantumBlack, London | In between exploring and explaining
VR Centre, London 
| Visual Intelligence

2015

Sheffield | What can data visualisation do?
Cypres, Belgium | Visual Storytelling
ICA, London | Symposium: Bureaucracy
Data Rave, London | The pain of dataviz

2014

Visualized, London | Reader-driven stories
London College of Communication | What I’ve learnt so far
Google EMEA IA summit, Dublin | On the power of images in dataviz
Rave Late, London | Infographic storytelling
Technoport, Trondheim, Norway | Visual literacy
Information Design Conference, London | The Infographic History of the World

2013

YCN, London | A Summer of Learning Series
SapientNitro, London | Behance Portfolio Review, Featured talk Photo Gallery

Workshops

Upcoming

The Guardian Masterclasses, London | August / December
Graphic Hunters, Utrecht November

Past

School of Public Health, London
Irish Design Year, Dublin
Data4Change , Beirut
Graphic Hunters, Utrecht
The Guardian Masterclasses, London

University lectures

London College of Communication, London
Ravensbourne, London
Southbank University, London

Awards

2014

Outstanding Achievement Award, IMA
Project: Poppy Field

Shortlist, The FWA
Project: Poppy Field

Honourable Mention, Awwwards
Project: Poppy Field

Winner Visual Communication, Core77 Design Awards
Project: The Infographic History of the World

Bronze, European Design Awards
Project: The Infographic History of the World

Bronze, Malofiej22
Project: The Infographic History of the World

2013

Honourable Mention, Information is Beautiful Awards
Project: Field of Commemoration

Gold, DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
Project: Shell Eco-marathon
Role: Art Director (part of the creative team @Imagination)

2012

Best of Health Digital Media, IPA
Project: Hardwords for Pfizer
Role: Designer (part of the creative team @Rapp London)

Bronze, Digital Media, IPA
Project: Eczema Explorer
Role: Designer (part of the creative team@Rapp London)

Editorial features

2017

La Lettura, Corriere della Sera | OddityViz

2016

BBC Science Focus | New Year, New You?
BBC Science Focus | When does Spring begin?

2014

Wired | Infoporn: World Television Translated. September Issue Page 55-56
Wired | The Stress Nexus. September Issue Page 20-21

2013

The Guardian | Studying Statistics. Page 10-11
The Sunday Times Magazine | Vital Sign Series, 6 issues
The Guardian | Who is leading the arms race

2008

.Net Magazine Issue 178  |  Makeover

Book features

2017

The Book of Circle. Manuel Lima, Princeton Architectural Press

2016

Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design. Andy Kirk, SAGE Publications.

2015

Infographic Design in Media. Images Publishing Group

2014

The Best American Infographics. Houghton Mifflin
Infographics — Designing & Visualizing Data. Sandu Publishing
Amazing Layout Design. Dopress Books

2012

Unknown Disorder. Index Book. Offf Festival

2011

Data Visualization. Do/Work Publishing
Data Flow v. 2. Gestalten
Designing Diagrams.Bis Publisher

2010

OFFF 10th anniversary book. Index Book

Exhibitions

2017
Wieden+Kennedy | OddityViz

2016
House of Vans | ’17 UN Global Goals

2013
Kemistry Gallery | The Infographic History of the World

Specialties

Art direction
Illustration
Infographics
Information design
Data visualisation
Visual storytelling
Trainings
User interface
User experience

Clients

The Guardian
The National Trust
The Sunday Times Magazine
Aesop
BBC Focus Magazine
Donmar Warehouse
Guinness
Havas
KPMG
Mazda

Pfizer
Race for Life (CR UK)
Shell
Skype
Sony
Tesco
Tom Tom
Volkswagen
Vice
Whitbread
Wired Magazine