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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 24, 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 7, 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 Mayukh R

Sep 14, 2020

amazing working got to learn a lot of new tools, thankyou so much

By genna s

Feb 24, 2017

Instructor was knowledgeable and entertaining to listen to/watch.

By Rubaet B Q

Feb 7, 2020

This course helpful for me. Lot of things i have learned. Thanx

By Olga K

Apr 28, 2017

This course is very interesting and the teacher is really cool!

By Anastasia K

Mar 22, 2017

Amazing course and really interesting and entertaining as well!

By Mr.� D M M

May 13, 2021

Great course with useful content and amazing delivery. Enjoyed

By Егурнова О А

Sep 18, 2017

It's wonderful course. I have a goal to be professional in it.

By Maragathavalli I

Jul 30, 2017

Well organized and well explained. Great course for beginners.

By Roxana R

Oct 13, 2020

I learn a lot, the peer reviews help me to improve my skills

By Merve Ö

Feb 15, 2021

The course was great. I learnt a lot thanks to this course.

By Emily H

May 28, 2020

Very easy to understand! Great Adobe Illustrator Tutorials.

By 21_ J A

Oct 5, 2021

very useful Course for creating a interesting infographic.

By Megan M S

Nov 2, 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 22, 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 Joyse A

Mar 12, 2021

Really informative and professor Karl is really good

By Gustavo P

Mar 31, 2016

Excellent experience, Professor Gude, Thanks a lot!

By Hatice S D

Jun 1, 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 6, 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 5, 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.