Hey, I'm Mark-Jan, based in Berlin and my main field of interests lies in the creation of/research on information visualization. In 2017 I graduated with a master's of arts degree from the design master program (focus on Interface Design/Information Visualization) of the FH Potsdam. Currently I'm working as a research associate at the UCLAB (FH Potsdam), where I lately mainly focus on visualizations for cultural collections and visualizations for historical social network analysis. Furthermore I work as a freelancer for data visualizations in general and enjoy to speak at conferences or to give workshops. If you'd like to work together, if you are interested in anything or if just want to say hi and chat, feel free to drop me a message!




since Apr 2018
research associate
UCLAB, FH Potsdam

Oct 2015 – Oct 2017
master of arts, Design (Interface Design)
Fachhochschule Potsdam – University of Applied Sciences

since Aug 2014

Feb 2014 – Aug 2014
infographic artist
Golden-Section-Graphics (now Infographics Group), Berlin

Aug 2012 – Feb 2013
term abroad
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Sep 2010 – Feb 2015
bachelor of arts, communications design,
Fachhochschule Aachen – University of Applied Sciences

Jun 2010 – Aug 2010 & Jan 2011 – Feb 2011
internship, photography
Photographic Studio Vauth, Datteln


»fontane.200 / Brandenburg – Bilder und Geschichten« at the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte in Potsdam
with »Reading Traces«
6 Jun - 30 Dec 2019

»Zukunftslabor Indeland« at the Kreishaus Düren
with »Indeland – Energy Infographic Installation«
Apr 2015

»Diploma FH Aachen WiSe 2015« at FH Aachen
with »Rare Earth Elements – Infographic Series«
6 Feb – 7 Feb 2015

Given/Future Talks & Workshops

Upcoming: »Visualisierung kultureller Sammlungen – Explorative Zugänge für digitale Sammlungen gestalten«
Sichtbarmachen! Kulturelles Erbe in Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken. Teil 2 : Ephemera, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst- und Museumbibliotheken (AKMB) / Initiative Fortbildung für wissenschaftliche Spezialbibliotheken und verwandte Einrichtungen e.V.
Erfurt, Germany: Nov 15 2019

Scalable Exploration. Prototype Study For The Visualization Of An Author’s Library On The Example Of 'Theodor Fontane’s Library'«
with Anna Busch (Theodor-Fontane-Archiv) & Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
Digital Humanities 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands: Jul 11 2019

»Relational Perspectives as Situated Visualizations of Art Collections«
Digital Humanities 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands: Jul 10 2019

»Theodor Fontanes Schreibverfahren im Spiegel seiner (digitalen) Bibliothek«
with Anna Busch, Kristina Genzel (Theodor-Fontane-Archiv) & Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
Fontanes Medien (1819-2019) – Internationaler Kongress
Potsdam, Germany: Jun 14 2019

»Skalierbare Exploration. Prototypenstudie zur Visualisierung einer Autorenbibliothek am Beispiel der ›Handbibliothek Theodor Fontanes‹«
with Anna Busch (Theodor-Fontane-Archiv) & Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
DHd 2019
Frankfurt, Germany: Mar 27 2019

»Zwischen Distanz und Nähe: Einzelne Objekte und übergreifende Muster in Sammlungen visualisieren«
with Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
Germany Museum Symposium: Das digitale Objekt
Munich, Germany: Dec 12 2018

»Fontanes Handbibliothek visualisieren«
with Anna Busch (Theodor-Fontane-Archiv)
Randkulturen. Lese- und Gebrauchsspuren in Autorenbibliotheken des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts
Zurich, Switzerland: Nov 16 2018

»Visualisierung und Gestaltung digitaler Kultursammlungen«
with Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
Exponat – Raum – Interaktion.Perspektiven für das Kuratieren digitalerAusstellungen.
Gotha, Germany: Nov 9 2018

Workshop: »A dive into the depot – Co-Designing Visualizations of Cultural Collections«
with Viktoria Brüggemann (UCLAB, FH Potsdam)
Information+ Conference 2018
Potsdam, Germany: Oct 19 2018

Workshop: »Introduction to D3.js«
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany: May 3 2017


Designpreis Brandenburg 2019
Digital Services – Young Professional Winner
for Reading Traces

Information Is Beautiful Award 2015
Infographic Gold
for Rare Earth Elements

ADC 2015
Corporate Publishing – Extern: Bronze
with Team of Golden Section Graphics
for Saisonbroschüre des Symphonieorchesters des BR

SELECTED from Bilbao 2015
Student category: shortlist
for Rare Earth Elements

IIID Award 2014
Student Gold
for Indeland, Energy Infographics

Mark-Jan Bludau

Wilhelmshavener Str. 52

10551 Berlin, Germany

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