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Jeff Desjardins Visual Capitalist Founder CEO Editor Visionary Journalism

Jeff Desjardins

Founder / Editor-in-Chief
Jeff believes the fusion of information and design can deliver new insights to investors on markets and the economy. Jeff holds a BCom from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He plays hockey and the guitar, and has also traveled to nearly 30 different countries around the world.

What is your favorite quote?
“We are willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” – Jeff Bezos

 

 

Nick Routley Visual Capitalist Creative Director Journalism Data

Nick Routley

Creative Director / Data Journalist
Nick Routley’s desire to push the boundaries of visual communication and data journalism has helped Visual Capitalist become a premier resource for investment news and forward-looking content. You can find Nick at the VC foosball table, or tweeting and Instagramming as @Phanyxx.

What is your favourite quote:
“Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.” – Leonardo da Vinci

   

Chris Barrett Business Development Visual Capitalist

Chris Barrett

Business Development
Chris brings over 12 years of experience in media sales, marketing and client services. He is passionate about helping his clients meet their goals and achieving success while growing Visual Capitalist as a leading media company. When not at work, Chris spends his time with his family, playing his 1978 Gibson Les Paul guitar way too loudly and adding to his ever-growing vinyl collection.

If you were granted one wish, what would it be
To be able to speak, read and write every language ever created. Imagine the people you could meet…

Jan Moir

Business Development
Jan has navigated creative professions such as interior design, film and fashion production. She has coordinated corporate events for top-level executives and even rock stars like Gene Simmons. Equipped with 10+ years of investor communications, Jan recognizes the changing landscape of the investor audience, which helps her focus better on the needs of the client.

What is your nickname and why? 
I was given the nickname ‘The Personality’, which I suppose reflects my ability to get along with people; so let’s add a dash of excitement at being part of a team that is revolutionizing how people learn and absorb.

Bennett Slater Infographic Designer

Bennett Slater

Graphic Designer
Bennett graduated at the Sheridan Institute of Art and, while working by day in the design field, has also gained notoriety within the gallery world with his fine art paintings. Speaking in a language that’s mostly Star Wars and Simpsons references, Bennett is a bottomless pit of charming and utterly useless film and comic book knowledge. In his spare time, you can find Bennett stationed at his easel, listening to the music your grandparents probably listened to.

If you could trade lives with the person of your choice, who would it be and why?
If I could, I’d like to be in Alfred Pennyworth’s shoes. He gets to live in a mansion and hangout with Batman without any of the added peril.

 

Salina Vuong Account Manager Visual Capitalist

Salina Vuong

Account Manager
Salina is the studio’s all-seeing eye and the go-to person for just about most things. Her organizational prowess helps keep the Visual Capitalist ship sailing smoothly. She hails from London, England, and in her spare time you can find Salina exploring the west coast, cooking or training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

What’s your nickname and why? 
I’m the youngest of the family so they all call me ‘Baby’. This is still their nickname for me, even as an adult. Nobody puts Baby in the corner!

iman ghosh Infographic Content Strategist Writer

ANUPA (IMAN) GHOSH

Infographic Content Strategist & Writer
Iman is a curious researcher with a passion for communications. Born and raised in Singapore, she recently graduated with an Honours in Sociology from the University of British Columbia. She is excited about the challenge to represent global perspectives and complex issues in visually compelling ways. In her spare time, you can find Iman adding to her ever-expanding reading list, playing board games until 2am, and engaging her unhealthy obsession with popular culture.

Favourite Quote
““You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take –Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott”

Melissa Haavisto Graphic Designer Visual Capitalist

Melissa Haavisto

Graphic Designer
Melissa is a designer with a knack to learn. Trained at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Bachelor of Design program, her aim is to bring clarity to communication and to craft stories through design. In her spare time, you can find Melissa adventuring with friends, getting her hands messy with paint, improvising at the piano, or lost in the crinkled pages of a good book.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
It would definitely be the ability to manipulate time– to be able to pause, rewind, fast forward or step outside of it for an extra nap. Just think of everything you could get done!

 

Clayton Wadsworth Graphic Designer Visual Capitalist Video

Clayton Wadsworth

Graphic Designer
Clayton has experience in many aspects of the art world, working primarily in 2D using a mixture of traditional cartooning and portraits, as well as vector illustration and photo manipulation. Clayton has been attending Emily Carr University of Art and Design for 3 years, and besides the design world, he has also worked in radio as an events host and board operator.  You can find Clayton stationed at his desk, listening to the music your Korean neighbor’s teenage daughter probably listens to.

What could you never give up?
Memes.

    

 

Harrison Schell Graphic Designer Visual Capitalist

Harrison Schell

Graphic Designer
Harrison’s obsession with design has plagued his personal relationships, clouded his judgement, and has earned him not one, but three mid-level design positions. Beyond thinking he’s funny, Harrison also loves The Great Outdoors™, cycling the circumference of Vancouver’s downtown core (when it’s dry [so like, never]) and debating philosophy in a totally non-pretentious way. In addition to coming into the office on the weekends to tirelessly practice foosball, he has dreams of one day finally beating Yoshi’s Island on Super Nintendo.

What is your favorite thing about winter?
That it dies a long, cold death.

 

 

 

 

 

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