Dr Chris McDowall trained as a geographer with a focus on cartography and human geography. He has worked variously as cartographer, environmental scientist and manager at the University of Auckland, Landcare Research, the National Library of New Zealand and Figure.NZ. The common thread through his career is a desire to make the nations data easier to find and interpret. Tim Denee is a Wellington-based designer who has worked across a range of disciplines interactive design, product design, illustration, art direction and typography. He has designed book covers, websites, apps, brands and museum experiences.