Photo by Javier Arce

Hi, I'm Francisco Dans.

I'm a software developer with an interest in data visualization, maps, communication, and building tools to improve the web. For almost two years I did that for Carto, and now I'm taking some time to make some non-mapping things on my own and learn Japanese.

Occasionally I make strange maps too, which you can will be able to buy prints of.

I've lived in Santiago de Compostela, Brión, New Cross, Brockley, somewhere between a syrup factory and an airport, Camden Town and Madrid.

I like traveling to strange places. So far I've traveled to two three globally unrecognised countries. I'm fascinated by isolated lands that somehow end up inhabited. Like the Pitcairn Islands.

I have an (un)healthy obsession with Armenia, non-latin alphabets, sandwiches from El Corte Inglés's cafeteria, airplanes, opera, American standup comedy and endless spirals of Wikipedia.

I say regularly things in English and Spanish on Twitter. If you want to say hello, email me and I promise I'll be nice.