Valentina D'Efilippo

Creative Director

Apostrophe One

Valentina D'Efilippo, an award-winning information designer, author, and creative director based in London, will share her work and experience across formats and sectors, transforming complexity into meaningful experiences. The focus of the talk is designing with data to foster knowledge - creating opportunities for understanding, connectivity, compassion and action. In today's data-driven world, where information is more prevalent than ever before, Valentina's talk is perfectly aligned with the conference theme of "A Call for the Future". Attendees can expect to be inspired and challenged to think critically about their role in shaping how others understand and navigate the world.

Visualising Knowledge: Data Design to Expand Our Understanding of the World

Valentina D’Efilippo is an independent data designer and creative director. Her work has won many recognitions and has been exhibited internationally.

Her critically acclaimed book, “The Infographic History of the World”, co-authored with data journalist James Ball, has been translated into eleven languages. Valentina is also the co-author and illustrator of the groundbreaking “Britannica’s Encyclopedia Infographica”, an awe-inspiring encyclopedia for kids featuring thousands of facts and hundreds of original infographics covering a vast range of topics – from space to planet Earth, the animal kingdom and the human body.

Valentina’s unique blend of creativity, storytelling, and data-driven insights has led her to collaborate with public organizations, start-ups, agencies, and global brands across a wide range of fields and formats. Her work spans theater productions, exhibitions, editorial content, and interactive platforms, establishing her as a leading voice in the field of data visualization and information design.

Valentina’s passion for sharing knowledge has also led her to coach corporate teams and teach at universities around the world. She has lectured at Columbia Business School and runs a popular Guardian Masterclass in Data Visualization.


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