Amy Cesal is a designer specializing in data visualization.

She works as a senior user experience contractor for the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and previously served as a Technology and Innovation Fellow for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Amy’s data visualization work became widely known when she created one of the industry’s first style guides for charts and graphs during her time at the DC-based nonprofit, Sunlight Foundation. In 2018, she won an Information is Beautiful “Unusual” award for DayDohViz, a side project where she visualizes information, like her daily habits, with Play-Doh. Amy holds a master’s degree in Information Visualization from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not busy visualizing data, she enjoys baking challenges, throwing off-center pottery and spending time with her husband and their Irish Wolfhound, Australian Cattle dog mutt.

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