David McCandless is a London-based award winning writer, designer, author, designer and creative director. He’s written for over 30 publications including Wired and The Guardian.
He has worked across magazines, newspapers, advertising, TV and web for over 25 years, exploring anything strange and interesting. Recently, he has championed the use of infographics and data visualisations to explore new directions for journalism and design – and to discover new stories in the seas of data now surrounding us. His blog and book Information Is Beautiful are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge, data – all with the minimum of text.
Recorded at media140 Perugia at the International Journalism Festival, April 2010
Born in Minnesota, Ryan is the co-founder of CataVino.net, CataVino Marketing, Wineblogger.info and the European Wine Bloggers Conference. He also consults on the AVIN project and the social tasting note site Adegga.com
Although a chef at heart, Ryan’s time is spent giving workshops and speeches internationally on social media and blogging for wineries. Examples of his work include: Wine Future, London International Wine Fair 2009, 2010, Essência do Vinho, London Boutique Winery Tasting, Bibendum Annual Tasting, Congreso Internacional de Turismo Enologico, International Wine Tourism Conference & Workshop in Sitges, Fine Wine.
A Certified Sherry Educator, member of the Wine Century Club and a Judge at Essencia do Vinho in Portugal.