Joshua Korenblat

Joshua Korenblat

ROLE

I can help faculty improve how they communicate their research visually and verbally. Through accessible sketching techniques, on the computer and by hand, I can help faculty visualize rich content and complex ideas. My goal: support educators and scholars in their learning, problem-solving, and idea-sharing.

EDUCATION

  • University of Vermont, Campus Sustainability Leadership Certificate; Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA, Interdisciplinary Art
  • Brown University, MA, Teaching (English); Johns Hopkins University, MA, Writing; Washington University in St. Louis Dual Degree BFA & BA
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EXPERIENCE

  • 2012—Present: Co-founder and art director, Graphicacy, a data design firm
  • 2019—2020: Education Lead and Partner, Viz for Social Good
  • Present: Reviews Editor, Design & Culture Journal

MENTOR STRENGTHS

My specialties include: data visualization, art direction, digital humanities, and integrating sustainability projects into your courses. I can provide support in guiding people toward clear visual communication, telling stories with data and concepts. We often don’t learn how to tell stories with numbers. In particular, I can help other faculty in their own research and teaching as it relates to data, turning numbers into stories. I can also provide mentorship in sketchnoting, whiteboard sketching, and other methods to help explore and explain your ideas. Finally, I can provide supporting books or LinkedIn Learning courses to supplement our workshops.

COURSES

I’ve taught: Visible Systems (information design in Adobe Illustrator); Data Visualization (data literacy, data ethics, data dashboards, and data storytelling); Visual Language (art direction and illustration); Designed World (liberal arts course about how ‘design designs’ the world); Sustainability Living Learning Community (one credit course on sustainability); numerous Independent Study projects (even a creative writing one!)

HOBBIES

My hobbies include drawing, painting, reading, writing, gardening, learning (slowly) how to cook vegetarian and vegan Indian food, and hiking.