Many years ago, my interest in information visualization was sparked by my hometown newspaper editor. He challenged me as a parttime typesetter to come up with graphics to enhance stories — “like USA Today, but better.” My career took me through data visualization, new media, and now back to information design — not as a career choice but as tool to represent complex processes. In the last couple of years, information design has exploded onto the scene and visualizing.org is one of my favorites to check out for inspiration.