When we attended Malofiej 23, earlier this year, we had the chance to see inspiring talks not only from professionals from traditional media outlets, such as newspapers and magazines, but also from more recent, online-only, news enterprises, like FiveThirtyEight or the Huffington Post, where today’s featured guest in the Portfolio of the Week section, Alissa Scheller, has been working for the past years. In case you missed it, you can read all the posts of the special coverage we made at Malofiej 23 here.
“I grew up in Sacramento, California, and attended American University in Washington, D.C., where I studied journalism, graphic design and art history. I worked as a graphic designer at a think tank in D.C. after college, followed by the Huffington Post (my current position).”
“I work on graphics across the site, from everyday charts to maps to longer illustrated explainer graphics. I work on graphics about a wide variety of topics, though health and environmental topics tend to be my favorite. I think growing up with parents in medicine piqued my interest in both the biological and political aspects of health, and some of the stories I’m most interested in sit at the intersection of health and social issues like race or poverty.”
“I love finding the best way to visualize a story — whether that’s through a chart, an illustration, or something else.”
Here are the works Alissa picked for us, all published at The Huffington Post:
(Click on the images to know more about each graphic):
A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California
Women In Sitcoms Have Gotten Much More Complex
Measles Cases Have Increased — And California’s Rising Anti-Vax Sentiment Is At The Epicenter
In Many U.S. Cities, Breast Cancer Mortality Rates For Black Women Are Higher Than For White Women
Picking The Perfect Office Plant
Catholic Leadership Is More Diverse Than Ever
Who’s Allowed To Score At The World Cup?
How Syria’s Civil War Is Forcing Difficult Choices In Lebanon