Arlene Birt

Chief Visual Storyteller @ Background Stories

Arlene Birt is Founder and Chief Visual Storyteller of Background Stories ( An expert and educator in infodesign and visual storytelling, she incorporates behavioral psychology to visually translate complex metrics, ideas and systems into stories individuals can connect with. 

Her work on applying visual narratives to sustainability has been featured internationally in U.S. News and World Report,, Creative Review - UK and at the Barcelona Design Museum. In addition, she's published chapters in a number of books, including New Challenges for Data Design, and Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design.

Arlene is also a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has experience with social marketing for behavior change and using creative practices for community engagement. 

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