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We provide a wide range of services for businesses, researchers, and organisations.

Data Analysis

From data collection to reporting, we work with data from a wide range of domains, including biological science, geo-spatial analysis, and businesses. Services include data wrangling, data mining and visualization.

Visual Analytics Tools

We specialise in developing interactive (web or desktop) visual analytics tools. We design bespoke visualization solutions tailored to target users and analysis needs, addressing both scientific and engineering challenges.

Figure Design

Maximise the impact of your research by preparing well-designed figures to communicate effectively and succinctly. We produce publication-ready graphs, charts, anatomical illustrations, book cover design, and logos.


We provide a flat-rate consultancy service to evaluate your exisiting visualization systems. Get in touch with us to find out more.


We provide workshops of various length ( 2hr - 1 day) on visualization principles, visualization in R, creative programming (Processing and p5.js), and visualization for biologists.


We are always excited to work with academics and practitioners with an enthusiasm for data visualization.


-Selected Projects-

VAST Challnge 2015

Geospatial Data


R package

Anatomical Illustration

Publication Figure


R package

Cosmoplitan Chicken Research Project

Data Sculpture

Brain Constellation

resting-state functional connectivity networks

Sequence Diversity Diagram

Protein Sequence Alignment Sets Visualization


Bioinformatics Tool

Horner's Syndrome

Textbook Illustration


Ryo Sakai - PhD., PDEng., MSc., MSc.BMC., BSc.

  • 2006-2008

    Biomedical Communications

    After completing a BSc in Biological Chemistry at Bates College, Lewiston Maine, USA, Ryo started his first MSc in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto, Canada. During this program, he acquired graphical and visual communication skills as a medical illustrator.

  • 2008-2009

    Computing and Information Systems

    Ryo started his second MSc in Computing and Information Systems at Queen Mary, University of London, the UK to build a solid foundation in programming skills to tackle on data visualization projects and to build interactive visualization tools.

  • 2009-2011

    PDEng in User System Interaction

    Ryo pursued a position as a designer trainee in a post-Master professional engineering program at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. During this period, he learned and practiced UX design principles and interned at Phillips Research to develop a mobile application for communication and collaboration among radiologists and radiographers.

  • 2011-2015

    PhD in Biological Data Visualization

    Then, Ryo joined the Visual Data Analysis group (led by Prof. Jan Aerts) at KU Leuven STADIUS/ESAT and started his doctoral study in Biological Data Visualization: Design and Analysis. During his studies, he has published several papers, received awards in visualization contests, and established collaborations with scientists and engineers all over the world.

  • 2016


    Ryo worked as a freelance data visualization specialist: a designer, training provider and researcher.

  • 2016-present

    Data Visualization Specialist

    Ryo is currently working as a Data Visualization Specialist for PharmiWeb Solutions, providing a wide range of service from general consultancy involving data analytics to implementation of data visualization tools for healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies.

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