Jonas Parnow works on the visualisation of climate change scenarios as a research associate at the Urban Complexity Lab. He co-runs the interface and information design Studio Karat and works as a free­lancer in Berlin.


I’m interested in trans­­forming data and information into visual struc­tures. I have a critical and open under­standing of what visuali­­sations and interfaces are and reflect on their impact and meaning for our society. Other topics of interests include post-digital media, privacy, and environmental issues.

I prefer to work for organisations, foundations, universities, journalists, and activists with open source licenses. I also give talks and teach at universities.

I feel comfortable with common front-end, some back-end programming languages and a good range of graphic appli­cations. Most of my visuali­zations emerge from the combination of diverse tools ranging from data collection and analysis to custom visuali­sation.

My private life is naturally influenced by my work and vice versa. Therefore, I am interested in all kinds of design, culture and technology, especially how we can use these tools to create a diverse, equal and fair world.

Even though connected to my work, photography implies a break and recreation for me. Capturing something beautiful is a great combination of my love for aesthetics and the curiosity to explore foreign places.


As my work and the projects I work on cover different diciplines and topics I like to keep them in seperate places:

    My recent data visualisation and information design works
    A collection of my favourite photography projects
    The interface and information studio I co-run

    A collection of data visualisation links I build for the data vis Meetup
    Some online tools I build over the last years


Jonas Parnow is a designer for information and data. After his media design Bachelor of Arts from the RFH Cologne in 2012 he started at the infographic agency Infographics Group. Besides that, he finished his design Master of Arts at the FH Potsdam. Since 2017, he works as a part-time research associate at the Urban Complexity Lab and works in a EU-funded research project on the visualisation of climate change scenarios. He is also working at the interface and information design Studio Karat that he co-founded. He also co-organises the data visualisation meetup in Berlin.


Jonas Parnow ist Designer für Informationen und Daten. Nach dem Mediendesign Bachelor an der RFH Köln hat er 2012 bei der Infografik-Agentur Infographics Group angefangen. Parallel zu seiner Arbeit dort hat er 2015 an der FH Potsdam einen Master in Interface Design abgeschlossen. Seit 2017 arbeitet er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Urban Complexity Lab und beschäftigt sich dort in einem EU-weiten Forschungsprojekt mit der Visualisierung von Klimawandel-Szenarien. Schon während seiner Arbeit in der Agentur hat er Studio Karat gegründet – ein Interface- und Informationsdesign-Studio. Er co-organisiert außerdem das Daten Visualisierung Meetup in Berlin.