The 2008 Financial Crisis
February 2009
by Carolyn Aler & Sam Conway
I created this graphic to explain an aspect of the 2008 financial crisis for a contest sponsored by GOOD Magazine. I believe a major factor contributing to the recession's length and severity has been a lack of information and financial fluency, so this graphic aims to describe the facts that contributed to the crisis.

I partnered with Sam Conway, a former co-worker at the Federal Reserve, to create this graphic. He found the data. I found a new and clear way to express it. We didn't win the contest, but we won a pretty sweet t-shirt.