A mix of of motion graphics and visual journalism, all created under the fundamental principles of information design. Born in Bégles (France) and living in Brazil since he was 3, Simon Ducroquet is our featured portfolio of the week, and his work has been praised, both nationally and internationally, for a number of times
Simon spent his childhood and youth in Santa Catarina (South of Brazil). He majored in Journalism at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, and in Graphic Design Technology, at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, and started his career in Curitiba, making illustrations and comic charges.
But it was in 2008 that he started focusing more in infographics, when he took the job in Brazil’s biggest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo. Since then, he saw his work being recognized at Malofiej and SND for several times. Simon’s work continues to expand, as new types of information visualization gain room inside the newspaper. Motion videos and interactive data visualizations are becoming more popular, and Simon has been a key factor inside Folha’s graphics department to cope with those changes.
Let’s look now at the works Simon sent to us:
London 2012: the evolution of the 100mts race
(Report: Marcelo Pliger, Simon Ducroquet and Mário Kanno; Script, modelling and animation: Simon Ducroquet; final production: Paulo Crumbim)
(Text: Natália Peixoto; cript, modelling and animation: Simon Ducroquet; final production: Carlos Eduardo Teixeira and Otávio Burin)
‘Mensalão’ Trial (print)
Political Parties Genealogy
Life in an oil rig | Folha de SP
2010 Elections results
Inside the Itaquerão stadium
The Cachoeira corruption machine
You can follow Simon on Flickr to see more of his work, and we’ll be back next week, as usual, with another Portfolio.