Josh Wheeling is based in Washington, DC, though he helps all CPI offices turn their numbers into narratives by communicating complex themes through data visualization and design, using tools such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. His major projects include developing graphics for the Global Landscape of Climate Finance and all of CPI’s tracking work, as well as graphics for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and various other reports, presentations. He also manages web-based graphics including scrollytelling and other D3.js projects.
Examples of his work include:
Prior to joining CPI, Josh co-founded a data visualization company that worked with nonprofits, a refugee assistance group, and the City of Oakland. Before, he managed the data systems for Philadelphia School Partnership – which supports local schools serving minority and low-income students – and maintained the ratings for GreatPhillySchools.org, a tool to help parents compare and choose schools. He also led CamConnect, a small nonprofit working to democratize access to data in Camden, NJ. With the help of more than 80 volunteers collecting data on the city’s 31,000 properties, Josh managed Camden’s first citywide abandoned properties survey including an interactive parcel map. Before graduate school, he worked as a sports reporter and web editor at various Philadelphia news outlets.
Josh has a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.