I'm Max Graze

Data Designer

I research, I write, I tinker and craft, exploring intuitive ways to represent data. Learn more about what I'm all about, what I've done, and how to get in touch.

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A Bit About Me

Max(ene). Interdisciplinary to the core and passionate about learning. Formerly a researcher by trade, I've found my non-traditional background has provided me with a solid foundation as a data designer: I've got the research, creativity and problem-solving skills from a human-centric lens.

Other passions: fermentation, violin, IoT, linguistics, sashiko

Primary pen of Data the Senses Newsletter, an excercise-filled newsletter about how to represent data through non-visual means.

Data Viz Projects

Microorganisms of Japan's Fermented Foods

An interactive map of Japan that celebrates the microorganism that help produce some of its most unique ferments.

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Kanji Spiral

I made this spiral as a metaphor to how learning Japanese feels - and endless spiral. It also serves to track my progress with kanji (although this doesn't contain all the 2,136 japanese jōyō kanji, which are standardized secondary school-level kanji). TL;DR there's a lot of kanji, but at most only 1/4 of the number of Chinese characters in use. Thankfully.

Signs of Life

A scrolly telling revealing how little be know about the world's writing systems. Created in collaboration with The Endangered Alphabet Project.


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