OCHA hosts UN Designers Group in Geneva

A few months back, I wrote about how Geneva is a melting pot of communication professionals with plenty of active groups meeting to exchange ideas, challenges, and solutions to a constantly evolving field of work. I’m proud that ITU brought together the UN (graphic) designers group late last year with an inaugural meeting in November. … Continue reading OCHA hosts UN Designers Group in Geneva

OCHA by the numbers inspired by this peacock

I had to learn a couple of things when I joined OCHA’s Visual Information Unit just over one year ago: deal with strange visitors at my window and interesting requests. For the first few months at my new office, I had this peacock and its family, allowed to roam freely on grounds of the UN, … Continue reading OCHA by the numbers inspired by this peacock

Twitter and the changing landscape of communications

Normally thought of as something to do for fun or to keep for personal stuff, social platforms like Facebook and Twitter are now places not only to share photos and status updates, but to find information, news, and communication (dare I say, “engage”) with people. While “communication” was (or still is?) thought of as a … Continue reading Twitter and the changing landscape of communications