This publication for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health focuses on health outcomes for black men and boys in Philadelphia and also highlights notable Philadelphians who have worked to improve both their own health and the health and circumstances of other black men and boys.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) serves as the regional planning agency providing guidance and assistance to build a sustainable and livable region. DVRPC plays a large role in developing with the Circuit Trails, an extensive regional network of connecting multi-use trails stretching for hundreds of miles within the Greater Philadelphia area. We worked with DVRPC to create a brochure and infographic to highlight DVRPC’s role in the Circuit Trails program and create awareness of DVRPC’s past success and capabilities.
Avalon Park and Preserve is a nature preserve located on Long Island, New York. The goal of this project was to properly represent Avalon as a place where people can visit and enjoy the local environment with the understanding that nature and wildlife should be respected and protected. Avalon struggled with vandalization, visitors interacting heavily with the wildlife, and seeing too much human impact on the surrounding environment. Maskar presented alternative descriptors to replace park and preserve to reinforce a ‘nature comes first’ message and developed a logo/ branding system that accurately represented the Avalon experience.
Working with United Way, Scattergood Foundation, and the Philanthropy Network, Maskar has designed a two-volume guide that helps funders understand how trauma contributes to poor health and social outcomes and provides ideas and examples for applying a trauma-informed lens to philanthropy.
Included here are some of our favorite data visualizations… from the complex to the refreshingly simple.