Neighborhood Arts Profile

client: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
role: data and graphic/web designer, web developer

Combining data science, policy research, and design thinking, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA) Neighborhood Arts Profile (NAP) catalyzes data-informed advocacy for arts and community wellbeing in Los Angeles. This pursuit of neighborhood-level insights informs DCA’s place-based strategy toward improving cultural life of neighborhoods throughout LA and building city-wide cultural vibrancy.

NAP offers public and staff users access and the ability to interpret the complete and up-to-date datasets on arts and culture in each Los Angeles neighborhood. Aggregating and mapping more than 371,000 data points, NAP demonstrates the power of government data analytics, turning open data into actionable insights.

NAP won the Government Technology Outstanding IT Award, is an IDC SmartCities North America Award Finalist, and was featured in LA Weekly and on Artcenter’s Designmatters Blog.

I led all design efforts, including branding, web design/development, and design workshops with senior staff.

In accordance with the project’s objective to create open source web prototypes and related data sets, additional project details can be found on Github.

– Full Identity Design Process
– Project Charter