Grabbing as much data as you can prior to jumping in to a design project is no easy beast to tackle—and this isn’t even including the task of putting that data into something graphically beautiful and communicative. Multi-disciplinary information design firm Column Five has launched the answer for turning that data into something that everybody will want to look at with their new data visualization platform Visage.

“Beautiful Data Visualization Should Be Available to Anyone”

Created because the founders believe that ‘beautiful data visualization should be available to anyone’, the platform is on par with other online services such as Squarespace that aim to make creating eye-catching digital products easy for those who might not have a $25,000+ creative budget to get their idea out there.


The company has even supplied a free e-book titled A Business Guide to Visual Communication to help encourage businesses and personal users to ditch words and go for graphics as much as possible. Even if you’re a seasoned art director with hundreds of projects under your belt, this quick read serves as a simple reminder of just how much impact graphics have over words.

With the option to pick from multiple graphical styles and color schemes, the data visualizations offered through Visage will not only be easy and intuitive to use but also customizable for specific applications. For more customized branding solutions, Visage will offer a service that creates custom templates:






From Column Five:

“…(Data Visualization) is often just out of reach for non-designers who must rely on traditional presentation software. Programs like PowerPoint are too restrictive in some areas yet too liberal in others, resulting in inconsistent and, frankly, ugly presentations. As more communication becomes quantitative, the need to more frequently create and update beautiful data visualizations becomes greater. Doing so currently requires multiple tools, resulting in disjointed and often inaccurate representations of information.”

While the site is still yet to launch, you can sign up for priority access over on their sign-up page.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.