Jess Hancock

Jess Hancock

Jess Hancock

Jess completed her degree in Graphic Communication & Illustration from Loughborough University in 2019. Though she found joy in the dynamism and ‘human touch’ required of a creative practitioner, something was missing, and she sought a more robust and analytical career. Happily, Jess discovered the world of data visualisation ⁠— specifically, Tableau ⁠— and became increasingly excited to develop the spectrum of hard and soft skills required of a great data analyst.

Ultimately, Jess aspires to tell compelling visual stories with data, wielding it in a way that makes her world more sustainable, inclusive and evidence-based.

Approaching New Data, Step 1: Ignore It

Approaching New Data, Step 1: Ignore It

So dashboard week has finally arrived, and with it has come an onslaught of unfamiliar data and five tight deadlines. As both of these things are a) common, and b) horrible, a framework was very much needed. I've been following the recommendations that Andy gave me,...

Tableau Server: Sites vs Projects (The Basics)

I like to think of Tableau Server as a library, and like all good libraries, there are ways to store and sort the sweet, sweet knowledge within them. Sites and Projects do just this. Projects tend to be the everyday workhorse; Sites, on the other hand, operate on a...

Bar Charts: Colour-Coding the Top X using the Index function

Learning through Makeover Monday #1With thanks to our very own Chris Meardon In this example, I've labelled the ends of my bars with total values using a Level of Detail calculation and a hidden Dual Axis chart. I talk that through in Part 2, which is coming soon. So...