The Compleat Hangler

Frank Hangler

Hi. I’m Frank Hangler, a data designer and developer living in Vancouver, Canada.

I am founder of Plot + Scatter, a data communication company specializing in custom-built web-based data visualizations.

In 2013-14, I studied at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, earning a Master’s of Science in the Social Science of the Internet (what a mouthful!). We studied the various social impacts of this relatively new technology — though really, we only scratched the surface. It was a fantastic year that grew my interest in data (Big, Open, and otherwise!), visualization, and smart cities.

Before that, I worked at TELUS for several years, building (mostly internal) web applications. I was a member of a development team working with new technologies. Most of my projects were tools to improve internal collaboration.


Feel free to email me at

You can follow me on Twitter at @hangler, though I don't post very much anymore.


The typeface used on this site is Equity by Matthew Butterick.

This site is built using Gatsby.

The title is not a misspelling, but a reference. (Even though I’ve only gone fishing once, and didn’t catch anything, the pun was too good to pass up.)