The name Complex Diagrams is drawn from my master’s thesis, which is all about how to design effective, qualitative diagrams with non-trivial levels of complexity.
I’m a visualization and information designer and design expert (author, speaker) with a strong foundation in UX. I’m interested in making knowledge accessible, and building better knowledge-sharing tools. I have experience with product definition and team leadership.
Things I enjoy
- Good problems to solve: I crave ongoing intellectual challenge.
- Impact & benefit: I like to build things that are helpful and educational.
- An environment that supports excellent performance: I enjoy empowered teams, enthusiastic collaboration, and structured mentoring and career development.
Noah Iliinsky strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication. He has spent the last decade researching, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his professional experience developing software, undergraduate work in the sciences, and graduate work in user experience and interaction design. He is a frequent speaker and instructor in both industry and academic contexts.
His designs and trainings have been used by organizations including Barclay’s Wealth, Boeing, Corbis, The CIA, The Gates Foundation, IBM, O’Reilly Media, UIE, and VMware.
M.S. Technical Communication, University of Washington. Thesis: Generation of Complex Diagrams: How to Make Lasagna Instead of Spaghetti
B.A. Physics, Reed College. Thesis: Electron-Hole Pair Recombination Rates in an Irradiated Silicon Semiconductor
Thanks, Noah Iliinsky
(yes, that’s i L i i nsky, not ilinsky or illinsky or illinski or…
It’s pronounced eel-YIN-ski)