About Tabletop Whale

The Author

Hi! My name's Eleanor Lutz and I write this blog. I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying biology. I work in Jeff Riffell's research lab studying how mosquitos learn and remember new experiences. I spend my free time cooking, reading, playing computer games, and dabbling in Python. Someday I want to learn woodworking, build my own mini greenhouse, and visit Iceland. You can find my CV here if you're interested in my work information.


How I Make Infographics

I make most of my infographics and charts in Photoshop and Illustrator. Here's a tutorial I made about making animated infographics. I try to be really transparent about my sources, and most of the infographics are based on reputable scientific sources like textbooks and peer-reviewed research papers. The website is a responsive Jekyll theme built from scratch and hosted on Github Pages.


Contact

Want to tell me about an awesome research study? Collaborate on an infographic? Ask me a question or leave a comment? Get in touch at tabletopwhale@outlook.com.


Interviews & Features

Books:

NACIS 2016 - Atlas of design Volume III

Houghton Mifflin Publishing 2015 - The best american infographics 2015

NACIS 2014 - Atlas of design Volume II

Magazines:

Wired - Graphic Science. March 2017

American Scientist - Lighting up the Animal Kingdom. March 2017

Courrier International - Des virus à la carte. March 2017

Scientific American - Jellyfish in motion. April 2016

Courrier International - Et si la Terre était une navette spatiale? June 2015

Courrier International - Neuf mois pour devenir un être humain. June 2015

National Geographic - Luminous Life. March 2015

Golden Section Graphics - Biolumineszenz // Bioluminescence. Volume 8 2014

Online:

Wired - 3/2017, 11/2016, 4/2016, 12/2014, 2/2014

National Geographic - 12/2016, 3/2015

Scientific American - 10/2016, 4/2016

The Washington Post - 12/2014, 2/2014

Fast Company - 4/2016, 12/2015, 12/2014, 10/2014

Popular Science - 3/2017, 8/2014

Gizmodo - 4/2016, 2/2016, 12/2014, 10/2014, 10/2014, 9/2014, 9/2014

VICE Creators Project - 4/2016, 12/2014, 9/2014

Kottke - 3/2017, 3/2017, 12/2016, 10/2016, 4/2016, 2/2016, 10/2014

Mental Floss - 3/2017, 4/2016, 3/2016, 6/2015,

Vox - 4/2016, 12/2014, 10/2014

Colossal - 10/2014

Nerdist - 4/2016, 3/2016, 1/2015, 12/2014, 10/2014, 9/2014, 9/2014, 9/2014, 7/2014