I am always looking for new opportunities and collaborations in both academic and commercial contexts. You can download my CV or reach me through one of the contacts below.

Short bio

I have obtained a MSc in Communication Design and a PhD in Design at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), where I have been part of DensityDesign since its foundation and up to 2013. My research has been focused on data-driven visualizations and interfaces to support both academic and industry needs (Humanities and Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Statistics, Business Intelligence,...).

I have participated in many internationally renowned design and data visualization projects. My work has been featured in numerous venues and publications (ACM SIGGRAPH, MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University, École Normale Supérieure Paris, MediaLAB Prado Madrid, EXPO2010 Shanghai, O'Reilly Strata, Fast Company, Visual Complexity, Wired), collecting awards and recognition worldwide (Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, Malofiej, Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards).

Prior to my current job at Trifacta, I have been a postdoc fellow at Stanford University, working at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).


Rendgen, A., Wiedemann, J. Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics. Köln, Taschen (2014)

Visual.ly (July 25, 2014)
Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design

Wired Italia, n. 60 (March 2014)
La Task Force dell'Infodesign

Datavisualization.ch, Selected Tools (2014)

Meirelles, I. Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations. Rockport Publishers (2013)

The Why Axis (November 5, 2013)
Add Raw to Your Roster of Visualization Tools

Gizmodo (October 10, 2013)
Raw Lets You Create Data Visualizations From Spreadsheets in a Snap

FlowingData (October 8, 2013)
Raw, a tool to turn spreadsheets to vector graphics

Gigaom (October 8, 2013)
New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

Visual.ly (October 7, 2013)
RAW: A Data Visualization Tool Built for Designers

Malofiej 20. Pamplona: The Society for News Design – SND (2013)

Antoniou, A., Klanten, R., Ehmann, H., Hellige, H. A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. Gestalten (2013)

Lima, M., Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information. Princeton Architectural Press (2013)

Rendgen S., Wiedermann, J. Information Graphics. Köln, Taschen (October 7, 2012)

IdN Extra 07: Infographics – Designing Data Systems Design Ltd (Hong Kong, China) (2012)

Data Visualization. Do/Work publishing (Shangai, China) (2012)

Speaking with Graphics: Information Design/Infographics. Tsinghua University Press (Beijing, China) (2012)

Malofiej 19. Pamplona: The Society for News Design – SND (2012)

GeoCity Smart City - International Information Design Beijing Design Week 2012. Curated by CMoDA (China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts) (2012)

Fast Company (July 7, 2011)
Fineo Creates Tufte-Worthy Diagrams With Just A Few Clicks

Le nuove frontiere della data visualization. Nova24 - Il Sole 24 Ore (May 12, 2011)

User-Friendly Diagrams. Pie International Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) (2010)

Klanten, R., Ehmann, S., Bourquin, N., Tissot, T. Data Flow 2: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design. Gestalten (2010)

DesignBoom (December 15, 2009)
City Murmur

Infosthetics.com (August 8, 2009)
SIGGRAPH'09: Citymurmur New Orleans

DataVisualization.ch (January 15, 2009)
City Murmur

Berton, G. Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design. THAMES & HUDSON (2009)

FlowingData (December 2, 2008)
Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08