_mo-cover I live and breathe data visualization
as an independent designer, consultant and researcher.

I help organizations, researchers and businesses to find truth and beauty in relevant and meaningful data. I have consulting relationships with clients like OECD, Google News Initiative, Salesforce, Deutsche Bahn and the Max Planck Research Society.

I am grateful to have an expert network of collaborators to support me in my projects. I have worked with world class individuals like Dominikus Baur, Jan Willem Tulp and Christian Laesser as well as top agencies like Raureif and Studio NAND.

How could we work together? Let me know!

Short CV

As a self-employed “Truth and Beauty Operator”, Moritz Stefaner keeps chasing the perfect shape for information.

With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping complex phenomena to support data–driven decision making.

Moritz has helped clients like the OECD, Google News Initiative, Salesforce, the World Economic Forum, Deutsche Bahn and the Max Planck Research Society to find insights and beauty in large and complex data sets.

He is the record winner of the Kantar Information is Beautiful awards and his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Max Planck Science Gallery, Fondation EDF, and Ars Electronica.

As a writer, co-host of the Data Stories podcast, and sought-after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Moritz Stefaner continues to excite more and more people about the magic that can emerge when art and science connect deeply.


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Short CV (German)

Moritz Stefaner forscht und arbeitet als selbstständiger "truth and beauty operator" im Spannungsfeld zwischen Interface Design, Datenvisualisierung und Informationsästhetik. Mit Hintergrund in Cognitive Science (B.Sc., Universität Osnabrück) und Interface Design (M.A., FH Potsdam) balancieren seine Arbeiten elegant funktionelle und ästhetische Aspekte der Informationsvisualisierung aus.

In der Vergangenheit half er Kunden wie OECD, World Economic Forum, Skype, dpa, FIFA, und Max Planck Gesellschaft, Einsichten und Schönheit in grossen Datenmengen zu entdecken. Er ist mehrfacher Gewinner der "Information is Beautiful" Awards und war 2010 für den Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland nominiert. Seine Arbeiten wurden u.a. auf der Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica und der Max Planck Science Gallery ausgestellt. Er ist Co-Autor von Büchern für O’Reilly und Springer and hat vielfach Vorträge und Kurse zum Thema Informationsvisualisierung gegeben.

Sein Portfolio findet sich auf http://truth-and-beauty.net.
Zusammen mit Enrico Bertini veröffentlicht er den Podcast Data Stories.