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WANTED – Chief Visualisation Officer … be the world’s first!

In between blogging (and life) I’m trying to create the team for our new business, VizWho. Despite having been a successful photo-journalist – I can’t say I’m really a designer/artist/creative … but I know when I see something I really like.

The challenge for the new business is to visualise the Personal Networks of our clients – we can’t be VizWho without

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the VIZ!! Even at the early research stage this is proving a challenge.

So I am looking for a CVO (Chief Visualisation Officer) who can:-

* Visualise Data as well as Jesse Thomas at JESS3 Labs
* Be as good an explainer as Lee Le Fever at Common Craft
* Have a sense of humour like Matthew Inman at the Oatmeal
* Ping Edges & Nodes like the Visual Thesaurus
* Draw Mind Maps like Paul Foreman
* Create Many Eyes visualisations like Fernanda B. Viégas
* Understand personal brands like Ken Silvia does for Tom Peters

Please do get in contact with me – phil@vizwho.com. As you will see from the list, I am not asking a lot – and because we’re a startup, we can’t pay a lot …. but you would be the World’s First Chief Visualisation Officer***

*** Well – actually, I did find a couple of Chief Visualization Officers on LinkedIn in the US (but there is a Z in there – and our company is in the UK so we are the first with an S!). Also, I do need to give credit to Andrea Saveri of the Institute for the Future – who presented the idea of a CVO in June 2008.

Typical – the google search proves that there are no new ideas under the sun…..

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  1. October 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

    This looks very interesting. I wonder whether we will see more new C-Level job titles emerge as we come out of this recession period?

    Chris

  2. October 27, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for commenting Chris. I think you are right that as we move out of recession we will probably see more key people in leadership roles (with imaginative titles) – and a greater level of sub-contracted operations. Our vision for the new business is to have 10-12 people as out key team – and sub-contract to grow. We will see whether this works in practice – last time we grew to 70+ staff before exit!

  3. October 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I had a nice note by email from Leslie Bradshaw, the President & COO of JESS3.

    “In terms of your CVO white whale, best of luck. In all honesty: if we found him / her, we would have snapped ’em up. You post was great, perfect references. Do keep us posted!”

    You should check out Leslie’s presentation on “10 things CEOs need to know about design”

    http://jess3.com/ten-things-ceos-need-to-know-about-design/

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