Contributor profile

Alvaro Valiño

Freelance information designers


Álvaro is an infographic artist, illustrator and graphic designer from A Coruña, Galicia. He has a MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication. He is the former head of the infographics department of the Spanish newspaper Público.

Now he is freelancing for clients all around the world like National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Corriere della Sera or Revista Mongolia, among others.

His work has received more than 30 Malofiej Awards, which is considered to be the Pulitzer Prize of information graphics. He has imparted infographics seminars in Madrid, New Delhi or Kuala Lumpur and served as peer reviewer for the Visible Language Journal. He loves coffee, bicycles and chatting.

Content by Alvaro

Data visualisation
Favourite chart types

Although the best chart type always depends on your dataset, it doesn't mean that we can't have go-tos. Here's five of the community's favourite charts.