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Luca Masud

Information Designer

New York, NY, USA
Luca Masud is an information designer/researcher specialized in the field of data-information visualization and visual storytelling.

Graduated cum laude in Communication Design (M.Sc.) at Politecnico di Milano he currently works as Senior Information Designer in the Data Visualization team at R/GA NY.

Before joining R/GA he has worked for almost 4 years at DensityDesign, a research lab in the design department of Politecnico di Milano focused on the visual representation of complex social, organizational and urban phenomena.
He has paired this activity with his freelance work, both as data-visualization consultant / designer and as graphic designer.

His research background provides him with a reflexive approach towards visualization and a deep knowledge of the current state-of-art of the visualization domain. This knowledge covers not only visualization techniques and languages, but epistemological reflection too. His experience in visualization research, rather than limited in analytical data visualization, is centered on storytelling and sense-making too, always focusing on innovation and working in an interdisciplinary environment.
New York, NY, USA
Mar 2013Present
Information Design Director - Data Visualization
New York, NY, USA
Oct 2011Mar 2013
Senior Information Designer - Data Visualization
Milan, Italy
Jan 2008Aug 2011
Milan, Italy
Aug 2010Jul 2011
Milan, Italy
Sep 2009Jul 2011
Teaching Assistant
A.Y. 2010-2011, M.Sc. Communication Design (Final Year Lab Course: Visualizations, Social Complexity, etc.)
A.Y. 2010-2011, B.Sc. Fashion Design (Visual Communication)
A.Y. 2009-2010, M.Sc. Communication Design (Visualizations, Infographics, etc.)
A.Y. 2009-2010, B.Sc. Fashion Design (Visual Communication)
Milan, Italy
Oct 2005Dec 2009
M.Sc. Communication Design
Thesis Title: “From data to knowledge. Visualizations as transformation vectors.”
110L/110 Graduated cum laude.
Milan, Italy
Oct 2002Jul 2005
B.Sc. Communication Design
English (Advanced), Italian (Native)
Features - Books and Magazines

Information Graphics
Taschen GmbH (Köln, Germany)

IdN Extra 07: Infographics – Designing Data
Systems Design Ltd (Hong Kong, China)

Information Design With Graphics (upcoming)
Choi’s Gallery (Fremont, USA)

Information Design (upcoming)
Design Media Publishing Ltd (Hong Kong, China)

Data Visualization
Do/Work publishing (Shangai, China)

Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design
Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA, USA)

XXII Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI Catalogue
ADI, Fondazione ADI, Corraini Edizioni (Milan-Mantova, Italy)

Visual Storytelling
Die Gestalten Verlag (Berlin, Germany)

Visual Complexity Mapping Patterns of Information
Princeton Architectural Press (New York, USA)

Verso Expo Milano 2015
Mondadori Electa (Milan, Italy)

Data Flow 2
Die Gestalten Verlag (Berlin, Germany)

Editorial Design
Choi’s Gallery (Fremont, USA)

User-Friendly Diagrams
Pie International Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)

Mini Graphics
Sandu Cultural Media (Hong Kong, China)

ADI Design Index2008
ADI (Milan, Italy)


Nòva (Il Sole 24 Ore), issue #272, 12th May 2011
Il Sole 24 Ore (Milano, Italy)

Touch Magazine issue #04, Ispiración
Wondering Publishing Co. Ltd. (Shangai, China)

Design Net Magazine issue #164

Computer Arts Magazine issue #141
Future Publishing Limited (Bath, uk)

Design Net Magazine issue #146

Visualization Magazine 2


Fineo Creates Tufte-Worthy Diagrams With Just A Few Clicks

Flowing Data
Make Sankey flow diagrams with Fineo, sort of