A celebration of what makes us unique as individuals within a team.


Caro Buck


November 30, 2021

A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I was still optimistic about returning to the office in person and was inspired my lots of data portraits I was seeing around the web (particularly those from Giorgia Lupi).

As a result, I decided to poll my coworkers, take a more hands on approach to data viz that I don’t typically get to do in my day-to-day job and make some desk signs/personalized portraits for the team. My favorite part in sharing these with the team was having people guess whose was whose!

data portraits, one for each member of my team

Of course, any good data viz needs a legend to go along with it:

legend associated with data portraits

The hardest part of making these portraits was figuring out the color palette. I wanted to use a bunch of our company’s colors from the recent rebrand, but also had to make sure the colors would be distinguishable, still hold meaning and that I wasn’t using too many.