Hello, I'm Daniel Doherty, and I make things on the internet.

Specifically, I'm a senior interactive producer and design technologist based in Portland, Oregon. I was recently a graduate student in the InViz program at MICA, studying interactive data visualization. You may be here because my thesis project was just shortlisted for a Kantar Information Is Beautiful Award—if so, welcome! In case you were wondering, I look more or less like this: Image of Daniel with French Bulldog

Present situation and background.

Currently I'm at Opal, where I work on a small portfolio of projects in customer experience, product and product marketing. Previously I've worked at AKQA, Periscopic, Mekanism and Domani Studios.

My day-to-day work is centered on the creation of software-driven tools and experiences, as a manager of people, teams and projects. I've been doing this about eight years, so I'm reasonably good at it now. This is mostly what you'll see reflected on my LinkedIn page, but it's far from the whole story.

I'm also a design technologist with a particular focus on data visualization and storytelling on the web. My academic background is in visual journalism and information design, and I've been building the full gamut of skills involved in data visualization since I was an undergraduate. Today I'm mainly a sort of bash-it-out Pythonist for data scraping, cleaning and transformation, and a passable Javascript / D3 dev, with other tools used as needed—see my github for details.

Other things: Newish dad! Musician. Lapsed photojournalist. Pretty good with Excel, Illustrator.

Recent work.

An Ocean of Noise, my graduate thesis project, explores streaming music data from Spotify Charts, and was recently shortlisted for a Kantar Information Is Beautiful Award!

50/30/20, an investigation of income and financial stability, in collaboration with designer, classmate and friend Amy Cesal, which was also shortlisted!

Want to get in touch?

Have a project you want to talk about? Hit me up! I'm always interested in working with new people.