Julia Krolik is an information designer, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur. Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for effective research communication with the public. Formally educated in the sciences, her work includes published research in microbiology, geospatial analytics, public health, and groundwater quality. As an award-winning artist, Julia integrates scientific methodology into her creative process. Julia is the founder of Art the Science, a non-profit organization facilitating artist residencies in scientific research laboratories across Canada to foster public engagement in art and science. She also sits on the Data Visualization Society’s board as the Partnerships Director. Through her creative agency Pixels and Plans, Julia and her team work with private and public organizations fusing scientific integrity with engaging design to create impactful knowledge mobilization products and science-based art. Their scope of work is expansive and includes interactive data visualization tools, data-based art installations and custom projection mapping software.
founder, executive officerArt the Science is a Canadian not-for-profit organization committed to celebrating the connections between art and science. Art the Science fosters cross-disciplinary relationships between artists and scientists with a goal of proliferating Canadian science-art culture. ATS facilitates artist residencies in scientific research laboratories across Canada, hosts a knowledge mobilization platform showcasing Canadian scientific and artistic excellence through its online Polyfield Gallery, and chronicles science-art and its cutting edge creators in Canada and around the world via its online publication.
founder, information designerPixels and Plans is a creative technology studio founded by long-time collaborators Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley. They design, code and strategize to develop innovative products incorporating both art and science into their methods. Pixels and Plans bridge the gap between inaccessible knowledge and the public by harnessing the powers of technology and imagination. They fuse scientific integrity with engaging design to create impactful knowledge mobilization products and science-based art. The scope of their work is expansive and includes interactive data visualization tools, data-based art installations and custom projection mapping software.
partnerships directorThe Data Visualization Society aims to collect and establish best practices, fostering a community that supports members as they grow and develop data visualization skills. As data grows more central to our personal and professional lives, the practice of data visualization becomes ever more important.