We have curated a list of industry thought leaders in data visualization and presentation design. Check out their websites and books to stay current on design and visualization trends.

Garr Reynolds of Presentationzen, Garr is often a featured Keynoter at tech, business, design, and education conferences worldwide. His audience-focused topics include: 21st-Century Presentation, Presentation Design, Storytelling, Digital Storytelling, Simplicity, Resilience, and topics related to the practical lessons for design and living from the Zen arts.


Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books and four have won awards.https://www.duarte.com/

Edward R. Tufte The New York Times described Tufte as the “Leonardo da Vinci of data,” and Bloomberg as the “Galileo of graphics.”


Nolan Haims trains organizations to think visually and to create and give more effective presentations.


Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic tells stories with data. She is founder & CEO of storytelling with data (SWD) and author of Storytelling With Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals and Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice!


Presentations are a ‘glance media’ — more closely related to billboards than other media…. Ask yourself whether your message can be processed effectively within three seconds.

— Nancy Duarte