Information with no story is boring. For these projects, Open works with clients to pick (or find) the most interesting data and present it in the most compelling way.


Open helped Good readers give a damn about information.

Casey Caplowe, co-founder + creative director, Good: “We worked with many different designers on Transparency, but none pushed it like Open did. They started at the beginning and asked boldly, ‘What’s the actual story here and what’s the best way to tell it?’”

Vision Statements

Open developed information graphics for business and pleasure.

Harvard Business Review came to us to develop some information graphics for their Vision Statement column. We balanced their audience’s need for factual, useful information with HBR’s desire to engage new readers with new ways of storytelling through this series of data-driven illustrations.

James De Vries, creative director, Harvard Business Review Group: “Open addresses sticky design problems in a way that is refreshing and energizing. They are gracious collaborators and simply a pleasure to work with.”

The Real World

Open created some information graphics about The Real World.

For this college textbook, W.W. Norton asked us to visualize information like prison population rates, gender income gaps, and trends in American families. We were happy to respond with a system that combined bold colors, friendly typography, hand-drawn illustrations, and plenty of jokes.