Information Design: Turning Location Based Ideas into Infographics Premium class

Liz Meyer & Gavin Potenza, Illustrators & Designers

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3 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

      24:03
    • Bringing Sketches to Life

      18:54
    • Start to Finish Process with Gavin

      15:55

About This Class

We’ll take you from beginning to end of a simple map infographic project, that you will feel confident placing in your portfolio!

 

By now, everyone knows what an infographic is. But do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through tumblr or fffound, wondering why they work so well, and how they look so good? While there's no formula to making a successful graphic, this class will help guide students down the path of understanding how to create basic data visualizations.

What You'll Learn

  • Inspiration, Tools, and Sketches. We'll answer questions like, what makes a great map, how to think about the data in a visual way and how to proceed with looking at your data sets.
  • Bringing Sketches to Life. We'll start to put pen to paper (or in this case, pen tool to artboard!) and get the most out of your work-time. 
  •  Visual Design. We'll show you how to take a set of data from numbers to a finished, published piece of artwork for a client.

What You'll Make
You'll create an infographic map that communicates historical location based data. We'll give you a choice of several data sets to translate into a stunning visualization. By the end of this class you will be able to show off your capacity to turn numbers into graphics. 

Class Award

For the class award, we'll post a few of our favorites to our blogs, twitter and tumblr. We want the most outstanding infographics that come out of this class to get lots of recognition!

34 of 45 students recommendSee All

The class was informative and would recommend anyone interested in basics of info graphics and visualization of data.
Kipng'eno Brian

To leave everything better than i found them

An informative, although rather short, class. I will however keep the awesome way Gavin recommended for accurately calculating different sizes within an infographic --that was great help!
I loved the class. Hopefully there are plans for an itermediate course. Thank you!

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Liz Meyer & Gavin Potenza

Illustrators & Designers

Liz and Gavin are designers and illustrators working from Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Liz Meyer is a graduate of Cooper Union's Typography Program, named a "Young & Hungry Creative" by HOW Magazine & Fresh talent by Communication Arts. Her clients include Time, Fast Company, New York Times, Bloomberg, AOL, and more.

Gavin Potenza was named a Young Gun by the Art Director's Club in 2010, and a "Young & Hungry Creative" by HOW Magazine. His work has been featured in the pages of ComputerArts, HOW, and multiple Gestalten, Rockport & Taschen Books.