Meet our team

Beyond Words are creative pioneers in data visualization and information design.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of journalists, researchers, designers and developers. We’ve been making data visualizations for the past decade and creating stories that connect with people for more than 20 years.

Aya Kudo

Senior Designer

Becca Muir

Director of Projects

Portrait of Channing

Channing Cook


Chris Hankins

Head of user experience

David Merson

Head of Client Relations

Harry Turner

Junior Data Journalist

Hayley Busby

Project Manager

Jamie Gilman

Art Director

Jonathan Crocker

Editorial Director

Kate Ashton

Creative Director

Paul Barton

Senior developer

Sam Shannon

Senior Data Journalist

Scott Reilly

Director, Beyond Words Studio US

Yanet Palo Sanchez

Junior Designer


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