14 Of 2014′s Best Information Designers and Animators

by Drew Skau
In the past few years, information design has been blossoming into a full industry. In 2014, designers and animators that specialize in information design were in higher demand than we have ever seen. Here are 14 of the top infographic designers and animators from 2014. 1. Lisa Mahapatra uses simple charts with great angles on interesting data.Read the full article

This is Your Body on Weed

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.

Animation I made for CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn.html

Sound Design by Jonathan Tortora


The Future of Travel

An animation exploring the landscape of travel and where it's headed. Created for CNN's digital series "Future of Travel".

http://www.cnn.com/futureoftravel


The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

What does the Ebola virus actually do in your body? Why is it so dangerous and why does it kill so many people? We take a look at the apocalyptic war that rages in the body after an infection by the Ebola virus and the soldiers fighting. Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe. We are a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful. Visit us on our Website, Twitter, Facebook, Patreon or Behance to say hi! http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt http://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt http://www.behance.net/Kurzgesagt The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: Andrzej Rejman, Andrew Jagasothy, Russell Common, jordan gardner, Christopher Lang, Jeff Le, Devir Islas, Francesca Monteiro, Duncan Cheong, Derek, Kyle Chapman, Ryan Le, Lam Nguyen, Scott Zell, David Walsh, AgentK, TheRobloxLegoGames, Derek Loa, Ben Nunan, J.J., Chris Linardos, Tony Morley, Jónatan Nilsson, Alex, Mosh Rahman, Tanya Smirnova, Patrick Eyrich, KokLiang Lim, trefmanic, Dean Herbert, Adam Smith, Giovanna Cardoso, Adam Primaeros, James, Rory Bennett, Gaëtan Duvaux, Rasmus Lind, Caroline Andrewes, Alex Kaplan, Sebastian Laiseca, Chase Gotlieb, Matthew Gill, Alexander Heavens, Kevin Yapaola, Jan Schmid, Alexander Gavin Zodda, Dario Pagnia, Sara Shah, Kimberly Powell, Eduardo Barbosa, Michal, Will B, Jeroen Koerts, Ghitea Andrei Paul, Larry Bunyard, Dario *Liquid TLO* Wünsch, Matthew Macomber, Daniel McCouid-Carr, Ziggy Freed, Theo Alves Monteiro, David Davenport-Firth, Michael Ren, Andrew Connor, Peter Schuller, Brandy Alexander, Alexander Kosenkov, Pascal B., Scott Laing, Eric, Gizem Gürkan, George Chearswat, Brandon Liu, oscar gautama, Bruno Araújo, Tim, Carlos Bohorquez, Christian Lyster Blæsbjerg, David Harbinson, Rikard Nyberg, Daniel OCL, Florian Guitton, Heemi Kutia, Ajay Shekhar, Valerie Brunet, Ryan Nai, Eugene Cham, David Garcia Quintas, Renaud Savignard, Pranab Shenoy, Ryan, somersault18:24, Terry Lipstein, Tim Carll, Jan Lukas Lehmann, Javier de la Garza, Sieglinde Geisel, Peter Žnuderl, Randy Knapp, Jeff Churchill, Clayton Fussell, Daniel Gonzalez, Jonathan Velazquez Gore, Stephen Joseph DCruz, Daniel, Roman Zolotorevich, Pol Lutgen, Seona Tea, Daniel Fuchs, Thomas Lee, Finn Edwards, Balazs-Hegedus Jozsef, Fabricio Godoy, Charles Kuang, Maximilian Ritter, Yousif, Jesse Powell, Eliud Vasquez, Wei Wong, Jon Davis, Igor Benicio de Mesquita, Siddharth Bajaj, Greeny Liu, Tibor Schiemann, dante harper, Bünyamin Tetik, Joe Pond, Stephen Morse, Jørgen Smalås & Thanks to Maximilian Heitsch for the help with the Titel! The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival


Is War Over? — A Paradox Explained

We live in the most peaceful time in human history. Wait, what? Seriously? That can't be right, there are more wars than ever! Well, no and they're killing fewer and fewer people, even though the world population is at an all-time high...and the numbers prove it! We explain how we came to this conclusion, and why war might... go away. Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe. We are a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful. The music for the video is available here if you are interested: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/war https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/war http://www.epic-mountain.com Visit us on our Website, Twitter, Facebook, Patreon or Behance to say hi! http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt http://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt http://www.behance.net/Kurzgesagt Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained THANKS A LOT TO OUR PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: Justin Degenaars, Andrew Jagasothy, Russell Common, jordan gardner, Derek Loa, Christopher Lang, Chris Kitching, Jeff Le, Devir Islas, Andrew Connor, Francesca Monteiro, Duncan Cheong, Derek, Kyle Chapman, Ryan Le, Scott Zell, Ben Nunan, DragonVoyd, Tanya Smirnova, Patrick Eyrich, J.J., Chris Linardos, Tony Morley, Moe Levin, Pholpat Durongbhan, Raphael, Caroline Andrewes, Alex Kaplan, KokLiang Lim, Thomas Borg, trefmanic, Adam Smith, Dean Herbert, Giovanna Cardoso, Adam Primaeros, Rory Bennett, Gaëtan Duvaux, Ghitea Andrei Paul, Larry Bunyard, Sebastian Laiseca, Andrzej Rejman, Kevin Yapaola, Alexander Heavens, Dario Pagnia, Sara Shah, Eduardo Barbosa, Jeroen Koerts, Fabricio Godoy, Charles Kuang, Maximilian Ritter, Yousif, Jesse Powell, Eliud Vasquez, Igor Benicio de Mesquita, Siddharth Bajaj, Greeny Liu, Tibor Schiemann, dante harper, Bünyamin Tetik, Joe Pond, Stephen Morse, Dario „liquid TLO“ Wünsch, Matthew Macomber, Ziggy Freed, Chase Gotlieb, Alejandro Liechty, David Davenport-Firth, Michael Ren, Peter Schuller, tBinger, Brandy Alexander, Alexander Kosenkov, Scott Laing, Gizem Gürkan, George Chearswat, oscar gautama, Bruno Araújo, Pascal B., Eric, Carlos Bohorquez, Christian Lyster Blæsbjerg, Brandon Liu, David Harbinson, Rikard Nyberg, Tim, Justin T., Florian Guitton, Ajay Shekhar, Martin, Ryan Nai, Daniel OCL, Eugene Cham, David Garcia Quintas, Renaud Savignard, Heemi Kutia, Valerie Brunet, somersault18:24, Javier de la Garza, Peter Žnuderl, Randy Knapp, Benoît Graham, Jeff Churchill, Jonathan Velazquez Gore, Daniel, Roman Zolotorevich, Pol Lutgen, Seona Tea, Daniel Fuchs, Thomas Lee, Finn Edwards & Thanks to Maximilian Heitsch for the help with thumbnail and titel! Sources used for this video: http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/st_war_peace.html http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/ Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (book) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_armed_conflicts http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/#pinker http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/ucdp/datasets/generate_your_own_datasets/dynamic_datasets/ http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/UCDP/ http://www.warsintheworld.com/?page=static1258254223 http://www.historyofwar.org/ www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100312400 http://stevenpinker.com/publications/better-angels-our-nature http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/globally-deaths-war-and-murder-are-decline-180950237/?no-ist http://www.hsrgroup.org/docs/Publications/HSR2013/HSRP_Report_2013_140226_Web.pdf http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027220/despite-what-seems-like-a-lot-of-violence-the-world-is-actually-getting-safer-every-day http://www.hiik.de/en/index.html http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21589431-bringing-end-conflicts-within-states-vexatious-history-provides-guide http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fexploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu%2Fimages%2Fcolonialism1914.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fexploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu%2Fteachers%2Fcurriculum%2Fm10%2Factivity3.php&h=595&w=572&tbnid=2zMBfrH3kFb67M%3A&zoom=1&docid=JNfrQDGwU2CsRM&ei=In8cVPzWBeTiywOHsYGgDQ&tbm=isch&client=firefox-a&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=279&page=1&start=0&ndsp=30&ved=0CDIQrQMwAw http://www.economist.com/content/inner-turmoil Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - a Paradox Explained Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FWN9/


The World Bank Zambia

This animated video was made to create awareness for the Economic Brief, which is published twice a year by The World Bank in Zambia. The video gives a brief insight in the Economic Brief and shows the topics and issues.
This production tells the story of the problems farmers and traders run into when they try to export their produce to other countries in southern Africa. The World Bank tries to help resolve these problems and obstacles and thereby reduce poverty in the southern African region.

Client: The World Bank
Agency: Visually
Direction and animation: Stef Prein
Production: StudioFets.
Script: Kate Bridges
Voice-over artist: Sanjo Ogunseye
Sound design: Bashel de Vries


Smithsonian Institute.

For the Smithsonian Science Education Center, a part of the world famous Smithsonian Institute, Studio Fets made an animation to explain their STEM education program. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Math. The Smithsonian Science Education Center has a sharp focus on these four areas of education.

Client: Smithsonian Institute
Agency: Visually
Direction and animation: Stef Prein
Production: StudioFets.
Script: Anni Murray
Voice-over artist: Mara..
Sound design: Bashel de Vries


Gavin Management Group - Forecheck, Backcheck, (Protect Your) Paycheck

Education and Protection are fundamental services we deliver to our clients. We also ensure that their savings Perform through a reliable investment strategy. Our wealth management program is considered unique because of the wide-ranging solutions, our expertise in the market and the selective client-base. We also know that the transparent approach to how we get paid is uncommon. Unfortunately, few investors understand how their financial advisers get paid. And, that confusion can cost them. Did you know that broker-dealers are not required to act in a client’s best interest? To better explain this confusing topic, we created this short video so that you will know if your adviser is on Your Team.