humor


14 ways an
economist
says i
love you


a murakami
mad lib


get hired


the typical
uchicago
student


startup job
description
generator


name that
rap song


portrait of
the young
grad as an
analyst


i am tired
of giving
you the
same advice


pomona in
47 charts


chicagoan
until chicago
ends


happy
mother's
day


startup is
the new
hipster


name that
book


stop
visually
assualting
me


my super
sweet
sixteen



data viz


sf caffeine
finder


crime
patterns in
chicago


a drug-
selling gang's
finances


disclosures of
anti-corruption
efforts


the iraq war


gun control


the passport
project


a chicago
crime poster



illustration


improvise: the
book


a very strange
friend


genius
staff


a list of
books i've read


comedy
posters


street art



writing


my life in
three letters


los angeles


another way
of saying


water


the end













"don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. and then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

my perfect day starts at 7am with a cup of philz coffee. i like taking photos and identifying occurrences that need disrupting. my best halloween costumes were a bear market and a mobius stripper.

i studied economics and math at pomona college. i then performed statistical and strategic analyses at the aptly named analysis group, built out data visualization platforms centered around cheeseburger sales at leo burnett, and pitched annotation to major publications and influencers at (rap) genius.

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you can contact me at efosslien at gmail. below I have answered some "frequently" asked questions aka n > 3.



Q can i hire you to do x?
A email me!

Q what programs do you use?
A i used to use d3 and a free paint software for mac called paintbrush. i do not recommend paintbrush. now i use d3, illustrator, and a wacom tablet.

Q can i repost your stuff/use it in a presentation/etc?
A yes, but please link back/give me a shout out. not necessary but i'd also appreciate an email - it makes me happy when people are excited about my work. :)

Q who built your website? what font do you use?
A i built it!! the site started as a way for me to learn javascript. i had no idea what i was doing, so i built it all in notepad. the font is my handwriting!!!!! :) you can download it here.

Q what's the best response you've ever gotten to your site?
A i liked this. someone also once told me they used my charts to successfully get a date. hee hee. more recently, i received an adoring email from someone named "yolo swag" which i took to mean i'm hip with the kiddos.

hard to top this though: