You'll Love This Design Tutorial If:
You love seeing those cool infographics trending on the web
You want to learn how to make your own!
You want to clearly and effectively present information (and have people interested in it)
In the information age, infographics have become a legitimate way to deliver messaging—from the simplest to the most complex. An entire report can be distilled into something that resonates in a matter of minutes. Infographics can be incredibly
creative, and can work for clients in any field or industry. While this all might be true, have you ever tried to tackle the information design process? Do you find it intimidating? In Creating Great Infographics, Nathan Martin and Colin Miller of the award-winning Pittsburgh-based agency Deeplocal, will breakdown the best ways to approach information design, how to take your clients through the process, and what works. In the
Creating Great Infographics You'll Learn:
What kind of information makes sense to visualize and why
How to develop a system for communicating your message
How to make aesthetic decisions about iconography and set the correct tone
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About Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin is CEO of
Deeplocal Inc. Prior to founding Deeplocal in 2006 Nathan was a researcher and artist-in-residence at Carnegie Mellon University where he led an interdisciplinary team in the development of a collaborative online mapping toolkit. As a founding member of both an art group and a touring punk/metal band, Nathan has spoken, toured and exhibited internationally since age sixteen. Nathan has more than a decade of experience with mobile technology starting in 1999 as Mobile Device Specialist for MetaDesign SF and continuing in his work with clients like Palm Computing, Brodia, Panasonic, and Nike.
Nathan has taught Art and Design at several universities and holds an M.F.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, both in Electronic Media Art. Nathan has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in art, music, and technology, and continues to write and speak about his passion for integrating the artists' process into the design and development of improved ways of experiencing people, information, and objects in the world.
About Colin Miller
Colin is a graphic designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh, PA. While studying for his B.S. in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Colin interned at both Giant Ideas and The Green Building Alliance. After graduation he worked as a freelance artist with a client base that included Fargo Design Co. and Nightwire Magazine. Colin's design focus consists of branding, layout, web design, information graphics, production, and illustration. He joined
Deeplocal in the summer of 2010, where his passion for design and music fit perfect with the company's creative dynamic.
Designing infographics? Here's a few more resources to check out:
The Information Design Handbook by Jenn & Ken Visocky O'Grady Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling by Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie and Ross Crooks of Column Five.