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About the Course

In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial). You might choose to create a visual representation of data from the world of sports, entertainment, politics, or science, to explain a business trend or environmental issue, or even to present a theme or development from your personal life. Your finished infographic will engage your target audience and convey information clearly through effective use of design elements such as typography, color, and structure. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a writer or the intern in the department, you’ll learn: • what an infographic is and what makes a good one • how to work within your limits • how to work with a team (if you have one) • why infographics are effective • techniques for spotting data in stories • six valuable steps for planning an effective infographic • how to use and make some of the building blocks of infographics: maps, charts and flow charts • ways data can be visualized to clarify it and give it meaning • how to effectively design a good infographic by effectively using elements like type, color and an underlying grid structure • some free or cheap, online tools for making various kinds of infographics As you work on your project, you’ll learn more about why infographics are effective, what makes a good infographic, and how to plan and design an infographic for maximum impact. You’ll explore various approaches to data visualization, and you’ll practice creating visualizations like maps, charts, flow charts, and simple drawings in your free version of Adobe Illustrator. Please note that if you are new to learning graphics software, making these graphics could take much longer than estimated as you learn and grow. What you’ll need to get started: This project-based course is aimed at anyone interested in understanding, designing, and using infographics - from students and hobbyists to professional graphic designers. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator for some components of the project. If you don’t have access to the full version of Illustrator,you can download a free version at If the free 30-day trial runs out, you can "purchase" it for a month for about $20. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project centered courses are designed specifically to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded learners providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share. When you enroll in certain courses, you’ll be asked to pay a small fee to share your work with others for peer review....

Top reviews


Oct 25, 2017

Really good! Karl Gude is great and knows how to explain in a clear way. Very useful course if you want to practice your Adobe Illustrator skills, and end up with projects to add on your portfolio.


Jun 08, 2017

Wonderful and intuitive course, great performer. I recommend this course to everybody who wishes to immerse in the world infographics and to receive feedback on his or her progress in design.

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By Megan M S

Nov 02, 2016

Entertaining and informative lessons with fun assignments

By Ana C

Sep 27, 2016

Pretty cool course, very well explained. I learned a lot!

By Mónica C

Mar 23, 2016

Nice tips from an expert, I like the course very much.

By Josefina L T

May 27, 2020

really useful and very clear explanations from Karl!!

By Tudor-A L

Nov 28, 2016

It is a great course with lot of examples!

Thank you!

By Gustavo P

Mar 31, 2016

Excellent experience, Professor Gude, Thanks a lot!

By Hatice S D

Jun 01, 2020

That was useful. I learned how to use Illustrator.

By Shalini G

Jun 27, 2020

It was very helpful interesting and an eye-opener

By shashank p

Apr 06, 2017

excellent course and great teaching by Karl Gude

By Eliana I B

Feb 28, 2019

Perfecto, claro, sin rodeos, muy útil. Gracias.

By Winnie W

Jul 05, 2017

It is great course. And very helpful to my work.

By Špela G

Mar 14, 2016

Thank you. The course was exactly what I needed.

By David H

Mar 31, 2016

Exceptional and well presented course! And fun!

By Tej K

Sep 20, 2020

It is very informative and practical course..!

By Marie P

Oct 22, 2018

Excellent course - well paced and informative.

By Hieu T

Jan 24, 2018

Very useful and interesting course. Thank you.

By Jamie Y S

Jan 17, 2018

Very effective and practical class! Thank you!

By Christina P

Oct 27, 2016

Excellent course, challenging but very useful!


Aug 09, 2016

Excellent teacher! I really liked this course.

By Trixia

Mar 15, 2016

Very informative and the speaker is very good.

By christy p

Feb 18, 2019

I loved this course. He is a great teacher!

By Ana P L d S

Sep 03, 2018

Maravilhoso! Obrigada pelo conhecimento!!!

By Sahil V P

Jun 10, 2020

It is an excellent course.I enjoy a lot.

By Shalin S

Nov 08, 2018

Good course for beginners in Illustrator

By Apurba R C

Aug 07, 2017

Excellent course! very comprehensive :)