About Me

Ahoj! If the URL did not give it away, I am Brendan Barry, the designer behind the work and thoughts you see here in my portfolio. Presently I lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s data visualisation team where we design visual communications for for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic Research Department. We focus on data visualisation but also tackle branding, web design, and editorial design work for the department.

Previously I was the Head of Design at Euromonitor International, a London-based market research company, where I led a global team of designers that oversaw branding, visual communications, UX design for for both web and product, and the odd environmental project.

This portfolio reflects some of my work at both employers as well as some of my personal and private design work.

The site also links to my blog coffeespoons.me, which focuses on data visualisation and information design. I try to post every weekday and share work I find either in print or on the web that exemplifies good design or provides a case study as why not to do things.

When I step away from design, genealogy and family history keeps me going. Part of my family settled and grew up in the small town of Ganister, Pennsylvania. I have been researching the town and how it fits into Rusyn migration from what is today Slovakia into western Pennsylvania. Time permitting, I maintain a site I designed and built to showcase my work in that area: ganisterpa.com.

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My Résumé

Because this is probably useful too.

London decision tree

Studying a decision tree in London