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Portfolio of the Week – Alissa Scheller

A showcase of graphics from the The Huffington Post

October 19, 2015

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.

Alissa has been very active on our gallery (you can see her profile here), and now she shares with us a bit more about herself:

“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


Master Manipulators


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


You can see more works by Alissa on her website, and connect with her on Twitter (@alissascheller). As for us, we’ll see you next week with another featured Portfolio!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.