Benjamin Schudel

Back in 1995, when I was 16 I founded my first internet company called MotionArts. Ever since then I'm addicted to the nearly endless possibilities of the web by combining aesthetics and technology. After building local community sites, Content Managment Systems, Flash Applications & Games I fell in love with Interfaces, Data Visualizations and digital Storytelling in general. Today I'm working as a Front-End Developer & Visual Designer at Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Curriculum vitae [in german]


US Presidential Primaries 2016

The goal of this visualization is to give a brief overview of the current state of the US primary presidential elections. The overview consists of three parts, the candidates and their current count of delegates, a map that communicates the progress and a shedule that propagates the last results as well as the next held votes.

Interactive visualization

Forecast 2016

77 questions and possible answers related to the global development in 2016.

Explore the cards


Teaser Creator

Creating teaser images from our visualizations became a frequent task. This was the main reason why I developed a teaser-creator tool. It’s simple: drag’n drop an image, choose a preset – et voilà.

Chasing The Matterhorn

This longform tells one of the greatest Swiss stories: the first ascent of the Matterhorn back in 1865.

Explore the interactive story

Badrutt's Palace

The Badrutt's Palace combines the history of 150 years Swiss winter tourism.

Explore the hotel


10 Years After The Tsunami

On the 26th of December 2014, an earthquake struck the Indian Ocean near Indonesia, generating a massive tsunami. This visualization shows how the tsunami spread accros the ocean, the wave height that struck the coast and the death toll.

Interactive visualization

The Berlin Wall

This interactive visualization shows the development of the Berlin Wall from a simple barb wire fence into a high security death strip.

Explore the architecture of the wall

Swiss Parliamentarian Twitter Networks

This visualization is about Swiss politicians and their twitter network. See who has the most followers and who’s following whom.

Interactive visualization

Carbon Footprint

This visualization was part of the NZZ summer series 2016. It shows the development of the carbon emissions since 1980.

Interactive visualization


Mobile Website Of GetYourGuide

During my time at GetYourGuide I was mainly involved in the development of the mobile website. We modularized everything by building a custom little framework, which helped us to achieve a comfortable handling, while keeping the overall footprint low.

Network Explorer

Network Explorer is an interactive online application where you can explore the network of commercial companies and their management.

Start demo (Prototype)


Orell Füssli Wirtschaftsinformationen

Orell Füssli Wirtschaftsinformationen is one of the leading providers of credit risk management, fraud prevention and address management solutions in Switzerland.


Commercial Swiss website owners are obliged to publish an imprint. This application helps you create an imprint-card which can be embbeded into the website.



Infocube is a comprehensive source for commercial register and company data.

Floralies Politique

Floralies Politique is a visualization of the 1st and 2nd-level business contacts of each swiss parliamentarian. This project consists of two parts: A poster and an interactive online application with the capability of filtering the result by custom criterias.

Explore the visualization

Parlament Explorer

This web application let's you explore the Swiss parliament and their business connections.


Museum für Gestaltung

At the Belleville firm we had the opportunity to create the website of the Muesum für Gestaltung.


ETH-Library Knowledge Portal

We were asked to take part in a competition regarding a redesign of the ETH (Eidgenössisch Technische Hochschule) library knowledge portal.

Valentino Marchwell

Website of the Zurich based architecture studio of Valentino Marchwell.


AuerCaflisch Architecture

AuerCaflisch is an architecture studio based in Chur, Switzerland.


Hillsong Tickets

I was asked to design concert tickets for an event with the hillsong band. The tickets were printed digitally on a silver paper which gave the colors a beautiful metallic look.

CD Cover & Booklet - Heaven is open

I was asked to illustrate a CD cover and the inlay for the band of icf-zurich.


audiocloud - Diploma 2006

My diploma was all about finding information in time based media files. Because automated transcription has its limits, crowd tagging might be the way to go. With my prototype search engine the user is able to append tags to any particular time slot. This meta data will then help to provide better search results.