"How challenging is it to find someone with the brain of an Analyst and the soul of an artist?"
It's not easy. I've been trying to balance that line for decades as a women's studies major, studio musician and a former DBA turned industry analyst, but I'd be the first to admit that my skills in data are more towards the analytical side than the visual side. Although I can quickly identify key data points that are important, I've never been very good at creating immersive visualizations, which is part of why I'm convinced that data analysis and effective visualizations are two separate skills. The few who can do both are worth their weight in gold.