xocas /SHAWK-us/
is a hypocoristic form of Xaquín /shah-KEEN/

The G.V. on my byline
pays homage to my dad’s. I’m a Galician interactive, data, visual journalist
— and Roi’s dad.

I design, code, write
interactive, data, visual, journalistic stories. I’m no designer, developer, or writer— but I like playing them all.

I recently led the Visuals desk at The Guardian — a cross-disciplinary experiment of graphics, interactive, multimedia and picture editors. Before that I worked at National Geographic, The New York Times, Newsweek and El Mundo. My most recent obsession are emotional connections in data-driven visual storytelling. I moonlight as a chef.