An astronomer passionate about engaging data visualization & data art

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Hi! My name is Nadieh Bremer, which is pronounced more like Na-di, so forget about that eh at the end. Nice to see you here! Let me explain a bit more about myself and how I got to where I am now.

I’m a freelancing data visualization designer and artist, working from a small town near Amsterdam, with a background in data science. In 2011 I graduated as an Astronomer from the University of Leiden. Looking for more tangible and dynamic work I left the world of academia and worked as an analytics consultant at Deloitte for four years.

It took me a while to figure out that, although I liked doing data analysis, I loved the visualization of the analysis and insights. In my evenings and weekends I started teaching myself about the subject of data visualization and I also started creating personal projects. A year later in 2015 I got the opportunity to join Adyen as a full-time data visualization designer. There I worked on designing & building dashboards and other data visualizations for their client environment.

However, after a year I figured out that my passion lies with the more creative kind of data visualization, not dashboards. Therefore, I quit my job to become a freelancing data visualization designer to explore if there is a market for unique and captivating visualizations of data. If you’d like, you can read this blog for a more thorough story about my journey from Astronomy to Dataviz.

My projects include web-based (subtly) interactive visualizations. However, they are mostly focused on static visualizations that allow more freedom in their design, and creating data art where the final result could be framed on a wall, or can be used as branding or marketing material.

Besides creating visualizations I love to spread my enthusiasm for good data visualization by speaking at meetups and conferences.

If you’re interested in my projects & experiments, please feel free to contact me to find out how we might work together!

PS | If you like my designs you can also get prints of some of my works from my online shop.

Awards

Publications

Data Sketches Playful Data

Exhibitions

Milan Art Week

Selected interviews

Selected online press