John Emerson

Research Fellow  (email)


John Emerson is a Research Scholar with CHRGJ, focusing on the use of data-visualization tools for human rights advocacy. He is an activist, graphic designer, writer, and programmer based in New York City. He has designed web sites, printed materials and motion graphics for leading media companies as well as for local and international non-profit organizations including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the United Nations. His writing about graphic design has been published in Communication Arts and PRINT, featured in Metropolis, HOW, and The Wall Street Journal. Since 2002, he has published Social Design Notes, a weblog of writings and clippings on design and activism at Follow John on Twitter at @backspace.