Silvia Romanelli

Hello, I’m Silvia.

I’m a data visualization designer based in France.

In the past I’ve worked in journalism and in digital communication in the non-profit sector.

I think data visualization is a great way of telling stories that create insights, understanding and empathy. It can help us make informed decisions and contribute to bringing about social change.

My aspiration is to apply my skills and knowledge to topics I care about.

I’m available for:

  • whatever idea of data visualization you may have! (other than dashboarding)
  • talks, workshops and articles on data visualization
  • dataviz mockups and prototypes
  • dataviz UX research and testing

You can find me on Linkedin and Twitter, or you can drop me an email at

Data Visualizations

My portfolio on Behance

My works on Tableau Public

Talks on Data Visualization

Fireside Chat: User Testing Data Visualization, Online discussion organized by the Data Visualization Society, 2022

Comment transformer les données en histoires et intéresser votre public, Online panel organized by Genially, 2022

Articles on Data Visualization

Fixing My Design Process from the Inside Out – Five Sketching Tips, Nightingale, 2022

Why Mental Models Matter in Data Visualization, Nightingale, 2021

Four Great Articles on Dataviz I’ve Read Recently, Medium, 2021

Engaging Your Dashboard Users through User Testing, Nightingale, 2020

Why Should Non-Profits Add Data Visualisation to their Communication Toolkit, Nightingale, 2020

Un coaching Tableau pour des data journalistes. Retour d’expérience., The Information Lab’s blog, 2020


Third place in the Make Your Data Speak Award 2023, Data Art and Storytelling nomination

Longlisted in the Information is Beautiful Awards 2022

“Zen Price” at Hackaviz Toulouse 2021

Tableau Featured Author 2019

Longlisted in the Information is Beautiful Awards 2018

Journalism – Selected Articles

▐ in English

New York’s undocumented workers join forces against mistreatment, The Guardian, 2013

Climate Change Is Happening… So What?, Inter Press Service, 2013

Migratory “Flyways” Decimated by Human Expansion, Inter Press Service, 2013

Nowhere to Turn for China’s Uyghurs, (under pseudonym), Inter Press Service, 2013

Q&A: Empower Indigenous Women to Assert Their Rights. An interview with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Inter Press Service, 2013

▐ in Italian

Per non essere più “tutti uguali”, La Voce di New York, 2013

Cina, non avrai altri sogni all’infuori di quelli del Partito, La Voce di New York, 2013

Gli Uiguri in Cina: una guerra di narrative storiche, La Voce di New York, 2013

Noi che partiamo… e che torniamo ogni Natale, La Voce di New York, 2013

Quaderno newyorkese – Blog del mio soggiorno a New York, 2013

Cina: culla e tomba della spazzatura elettronica, La Voce di New York, 2014

Giustizia internazionale: il diritto… e il rovescio, La Voce di New York, 2014

Cristianità in Cina: la moltiplicazione dei cattolici e dei protestanti continua, La Voce di New York, 2014

▐ in French

Cao Dai, une religion vietnamienne dans la banlieue de Paris (long format), 2016

Des familles écartelées entre les deux Corées, Altermondes, 2013

Droit à l’alimentation : une question de qualité, non de quantité, Opinion Internationale, 2013

Torturés, exilés en France… et après? – Visite au Centre Primo Levi, Opinion Internationale, 2013


For any questions, assignments, job offers or potential collaborations, or even just to get in touch, you can drop me an email at, or reach out on Linkedin or Twitter. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!