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Arlene Birt

Background Stories / MCAD
Founder & Visual Storyteller / Professor
Arlene Birt is founder and Chief Visual Storyteller at Background Stories—an information design consultancy that works with organizations in the US, EU and UK—that translates complex ideas, systems and metrics into clear visuals that help people (especially non-experts) understand sustainability. Birt is also a public artist and professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, teaching courses on infodesign, data visualization and sustainability since 2008.