Sha Hwang

Born in 1985 into a family of Los Angeles merchants and warlords, Sha found employ in the mercenary armies of Willie Brown’s corporate raiders when changes in the local zoning laws prompted the clan to move northward. He has lived in New York, Berkeley, San Francisco, West Lake, Ithaca and other cities, and is the kind of person who turns his peripatetic wanderings into data visualizations.

Sha left engineering to study architecture at UC Berkeley and received his degree in 2007. Always the nerdy architect, Sha did scripting, animation, and design in New York City at IwamotoScott , architecture at MESH and motion graphics at Brooklyn Digital Foundry.

Sha’s visualization of his spending on Mint.com brought him to our attention, and Sha returned to San Francisco to join Stamen in fall 2008. Please view his weblog here.