Data Visualizations and Design

Data Visualizations and Design

I find data out-of-sights, one beautiful bar chart at a time

About Me

I tell stories with data and aim to build data visualizations that inform and inspire!

Hi there, my name is Stela. I’m a digital and web analytics leader and data visualization designer with over twelve years of B2B and B2C experience working on both the agency and client-side. I have been responsible for several different areas in the past, including data measurement, web analytics, search engine optimization and content strategies.

My passion for designing effective data visualizations started pertty much with the beginning of my career as I was building website performance dashboards in Excel. I quickly fell in love with the process of creating beautiful charts and graphs that help translate data into insights so bold ideas can become realities. I am now a website analytics leader and work with a wide range of clients. I design data visualizations, charts and marketing dashboard and use data to tell stories that will help my clients excel at their business objectives.

I currently manage the website strategy at, a compensation management solution and salary data provider. I also like to teach data to kids and write on Data Viz for Kids.

“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.”

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William Shakespeare’s Works in Data

On April 23rd is the unoffical Birthday of William Shakespeare. Since there is so much controversy and conspiracy around his works and his very existence,... Read More "William Shakespeare’s Works in Data"

Earth Day 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023 here is what the most popular searches are in Google Trends Most searched for "Recycling" in the past 7... Read More "Earth Day 2023"

Data Designs on Light and Dark Background

Colors can be very powerful in data visualizations. Colors have meanings, they bring out emotions and feelings and have to be chosen carefully when planning... Read More "Data Designs on Light and Dark Background"

Redesigning Emma Willard Diurnal Rotation Diagram

This month’s challenge over at SWD explores the redesign of a famous chart. In honor of Women’s History Month I wanted to redo a chart... Read More "Redesigning Emma Willard Diurnal Rotation Diagram"