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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 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 9, 2016

Excellent teacher! I really liked this course.

By Jan M C

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 2, 2018

Maravilhoso! Obrigada pelo conhecimento!!!

By Dilini T

Sep 27, 2021

Great course with an excellent instructor

By Sahil V P

Jun 9, 2020

It is an excellent course.I enjoy a lot.

By Shalin S

Nov 8, 2018

Good course for beginners in Illustrator

By Apurba R C

Aug 7, 2017

Excellent course! very comprehensive :)

By Turlea O

Jun 21, 2016

Great course that has meaningful value!

By María E H S

Oct 20, 2017

Very complete this course. I love it!

By Komal R

Apr 2, 2020


By Paul M

May 16, 2020

Teacher rocks (it's that simple).

By selvaraj

Apr 19, 2020

it is very useful and informative

By Ather R

Apr 4, 2021

So nicely delivered. Thank you.

By Irina H

Aug 17, 2016

thank you so much! really cool!

By Stanley M

Apr 3, 2016

Great Course..Clear Tutorials..

By Alaa J S

Dec 10, 2016

Karl Gude lectures are amazing

By Mostafa F M

Oct 18, 2016

Excellent course

thank you all

By Miguel A M R

Aug 22, 2020

i learn a lot of infographics