Bill Gates’ Presentation at the Global Fund, 2019

Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Design & Illustration: Calum Hale
Art Direction & Illustration: Kate Ashton
Motion Graphics: Sam Burton
Data Engineer & geospatial plotting: Scott Reilly
Creative Director: Duncan Swain

︎ Watch the speech on YouTube
︎ Read the transcript on the GatesNotes blog
Speaking for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at ‘The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’ replenishment conference, Bill Gates needed to tell the story of how the Fund’s investment has improved healthcare around the world.

We worked with the speech writer at the Foundation to identify the key story points that needed visualising. We then storyboarded the presentation alongside the script, before designing the information graphics themselves. These were then turned into animations for the final presentation.

My contribution
I designed the data visualisation devices and worked with an animator to translate these into motion graphics. As part of the team I helped conceptualise different device types, before executing the final solutions in Adobe Illustrator.

Bill Gates speaking at the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference

Data visualization showing the decrease in Malaria deaths vs the increase in bed nets distributed from 2000–2019

Beeswarm chart showing the rate of HIV deaths decreasing as Development Assistance for Health spending on HIV increased, from 2000–2017

Map showing the Malaria incidence rate for Zambia in 2017

Illustrations showing the innovations in preventing malaria, TB and HIV

Formula One Car Positioning Diagram

Client: Formula One Management
Year: 2018

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Airport Baggage Targets Visualization

Designed at QuantumBlack
Year: 2015
Designer: Calum Hale
Creative direction: Yves Boussemart

Design © QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Ltd.
All data anonymised
Quantumblack investigated optimising the allocation of arriving baggage from the gate to terminal for a major airport hub in Asia. I designed a way of seeing if the time for the bag to arrive at baggage reclaim was over or under target.

The size of the bubble is the number of flights per year that gate receives, the size of the circle segment is the potential target improvement, the inner ring is the first bag target, and the outer ring is the lsat bag target, with the circumference of the circle being the range from 0% to 100%.

Final airport baggage targets visualisationFinal airport baggage targets visualisation

Pie charts created by data scientists to help plot the values to be geographically placedPie charts created by data scientists to help plot the values to be geographically placed

Concept designs for displaying the baggage delay informationConcept designs for displaying the baggage delay information

Airport schematic created for plotting data onto Airport schematic created for plotting data onto

Formula One 2014/15 Broadcast Information Graphics

Designed at QuantumBlack
Year: 2014
Lead Designer: Calum Hale
Creative Direction: Yves Boussemart

Design © Formula One Group & QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Ltd
QuantumBlack was commissioned to produce a series of information graphics to help Formula One viewers understand the new rules following an engine formula change.

As lead designer and domain expert, I drove the information design aspect of the television graphics, whilst complying with the 2013/14 F1 brand guidelines. QuantumBlack partnered with a leading UK visual effects house to ensure the designs were up to broadcast standard.

The new graphics package was seen by a global audience of 425m people during the 2014 season, acting as a visual aid to the commentators of global media networks throughout the races.

Broadcast infographic chart showing the gap between drivers Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) narrowing each lap

Broadcast infographic chart showing the change in gap from laps 40–49 between Alonso and Ricciardo

Concept graphic showing a timeline of all the drivers’ positions

Expanded timeline concept graphic shows how the gaps between drivers change over the laps

Concept graphic showing driver position timeline and top 12 drivers’ tyre type and number of laps used

Concept graphic showing timeline graphic and position change markers

Concept graphic displaying car metrics and details

‘Less than a Second’ in Formula 1: Poster

Commissioned by: SignalNoise (now part of the Economist)
Designed at QuantumBlack
Year: 2013
Designer: Calum Hale
Designer: Geoffroy Gaborieau
Creative Direction: Yves Boussemart

Design © QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Ltd.
QuantumBlack was commissioned to produce a data-driven artwork for an information design exhibition with the theme 'Less Than A Second'. We used our expertise in data science and design to produce an informative and dynamic Formula 1 race chart that looked at less than a second gap between drivers per lap. The exhibition was a great success and led to more work with Formula 1.

The ‘Less than a Second’ in Formula One poster design

Graphic explaining the visual break-down of how to read the poster. The white reference line is Lewis Hamilton’s race at the 2013 British Grand Prix, and the the other colours show the drivers ahead and behind Hamilton during course of the race and by how much time.

Race graphic without annotations

The graphic’s circular visual signature can be applied to other Formula One races. Belgium’s circuit (first graphic) has lots of opportunities to overtake, so the timing lines have lots of gaps between drivers. Whereas Monaco (third graphic) is a tight street circuit and so the lines are close together, showing close racing.

The graphic was used to conceptualise a race scenario builder, in this example showing how weather might effect the end of the race posibilities from lap 42 onwards

An early visual exploration for the race graphic

A visitor to the ‘Less Than One Second’ exhibition views the F1 poster

Detail view of the bottom of the poster, showing how an F1 car compares to a road car

Process visual showing how the poster was made

‘Less than a Second’ exhibition opening night private view

The Less than a Second exhibition website

Animation showing how the race timings and gaps evolved during the race