10 Data Viz Guys and Gals to Follow on Instagram

Want constant #inspo on your #insta? Follow these awesome data visualisers to keep you movitated.

1. Mona Chalabi 

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Mona Chalabi is a data editor at The Guardian US and with almost 25,000 Instagram followers, she's basically the queen of #dataviz on Insta. Mona's simple but unique style of hand-drawn charts and graphs nicely balance the often-confronting statistics shown in her work. A must-follow.

2. Giorgia Lupi 

 

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Giorgia Lupi describes herself as an information designer and is the design director at Accurat. Her Instagram is a nicely curated profile that offers a sneak peek into her data design world.

3. Laurie Frick

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Laurie Frick is a renowned data artist, but with only a modest following on Insta, she's still one to watch. Like Lupi, Frick offers an insight into her data visualising world. Her 'gram profiles a lot of her work, and we reckon it's the perfect Insta to follow for instant inspiration!

4. Dear Data 

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The brainchild of Giorgi Lupi (above) and her friend and colleague Stefanie Posave, Dear Data is the perfect reminder of how data viz can - and is - bringing the world a little bit closer together. Get following!

5. A Map a Day

 

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If you're all about maps, this one's for you. As the title suggests, A Map a Day posts daily to bring you some good old facts and figures about all things cartography. With over 100,000 followers (!) , this Insta account is proof that the love of all things data viz transcends those just in the biz. Oh, and did we mention it's run by a (rather anonymous) Geography student from the Netherlands? Yep. Pretty impressive!

6. Antoine Corbineau 

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Known for his colourful and abstract map designs, Antoine Corbineau is a French artist with a distinct style that enhances block colours with white space. It's data viz at its best.

7. Francesco Muzzi

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The art director at Wired, Muzzi is famous for his editorial spreads which expertly delivers with a "simple" flat look and pale tones. The result is both powerful and subtle data visualisation. Trust us when we say Muzzi is a must-follow!

8. Fernando Volken Togni

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Fernando Volken Togni is a Brazilian illustrator known for his works that combine geometric shapes with bold, vibrant colours. With a style that is somewhat reminiscent of pictures that would appear in a child's picture book, his work cannot be understated in the balance and harmony amidst all the 'chaos' of his busy illustrations. Bravo!

9. Vesa Sammalisto

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Similar in concept and style to Volken Togni, Vesa Sammalisto's work is another bright and bold way to liven up your Insta feed. Sammalisto is a Finnish master of illustration, especially when it comes to to cities and landscapes - so giving him a follow is a great way to curve all those predictable holiday snaps on your feed!

10. Sarah Illenberger

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Sarah Illenberger is a German data viz guru who uses installations, which are then photographed or presented in public places, to give meaning to data. With a penchant for fruit, vegetables, and everyday objects, Illenberger's work also relies on soft pastel palettes to counteract the blunt photography style she uses. Whether you're there for the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, or just for #aesthetic, Illenberger is one of the greats of data viz on Insta.

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