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Wes Bernegger
Wes Bernegger

Wes Bernegger


Bend, OR USA

"It's the capacity to learn and to grow that I feel is completely transferable."

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Wes's work combines: Technology, Numbers, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Data Director

I transform data into meaningful visualizations to help guide client strategies.


Day In The Life Of A Data Director

My Day to Day

My day starts by working closely with clients to understand their data and project goals. I analyze the data to find narratives and insights, then develop strategies and designs to highlight key points. I manage project direction, client meetings, and technical requirements, while occasionally doing hands-on problem-solving. My work is fulfilling because it involves creating tools that drive impactful change, especially in science and conservation projects.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Natural Sciences

    Bennington College

Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I began my career journey at a small liberal arts school in Vermont, primarily focusing on science.

  • 2.

    After college, I spent a year teaching English in China which broadened my global perspective.

  • 3.

    I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, so I explored a variety of different pathways, including developing construction skills and teaching on a working tall ship in San Francisco, California.

  • 4.

    Drawn to the intersection of artistic and technical fields, I pursued data visualization and joined Periscope as an intern.

  • 5.

    Initially a data explorer at Periscope, I delved into client data to uncover narratives and insights, laying the groundwork for strategic design.

  • 6.

    After freelancing for a few years, I returned to Periscope in a senior role, helping to guide the data team.

  • 7.

    Over time, I've embraced continuous learning, using diverse tools and approaches to solve complex data problems.

  • 8.

    My career has been driven by a desire to create meaningful impact through mission-driven data work, focusing on projects that matter.