Poverty Tracker

Interative Data Design
Fathom worked with the Robin Hood Foundation over the course of several years to build out a series of reports on poverty in New York City into something interactive and accessible to the public. I was the lead designer for a system of graphics to explore poverty’s longitudinal effects, allowing users to see track how individuals move in and out of poverty, as well as what demographics are most vulnerable. 

I designed this project documentation video to show the different methods we used to visualize the data on poverty in NYC across three years.

I developed this interactive design to show the breakdown of how poverty persisted among different demographics across the three-year study.

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Rachel currently works at the Harvard Kennedy School, and worked previously as a designer at Fathom. She loves making things, particularly at the intersection of motion graphics, branding, and information design.  

Rachel holds a MFA from RISD in graphic design, and has taught classes and served as a visiting lecturer / guest critic at design programs around New England.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Amazon, General Electric, the Yale School of Drama, iHeartRadio, The Village Voice, Chicago Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, and the Girl Scouts.