Infographics have quickly become one of the most popular types of visual content today. Many companies now have infographic research, creation, and distribution in their lineup of online marketing services. With so many people creating infographics, it can be tempting to rush into it and cut corners when it comes to design, but this often results in low-quality infographics that nobody will want to share.
Here are some of the most important design tips to keep in mind when creating an infographic or having a professional do it for you.
Keep Visuals Creative and Simple
A little creativity goes a long way. Don’t limit yourself to infographics with graphs and charts. Use illustrations to present information and data in a more engaging way, but don’t overdo it. Infographics are more about communication than artistic expression. Going overboard with your visuals can make your infographic confusing or difficult to understand.
Keep the Copy Short
Avoid adding large blocks of plain text in your infographic. Relying too heavily on text goes against the main point of creating an infographic, which is to present the information visually. Reduce the amount of written copy by using symbols, icons, or illustrations to replace text.
If you really can’t avoid using large amounts of text, use creative typography to make it look more interesting.
Design for Better Visual Flow
Keep your infographic organized and consider how its viewers will go through its content. You want to make sure they’re following the flow of your infographic’s story correctly instead of jumping from one bit of information to another randomly.
This humorous infographic on design, for example, immediately draws your attention to the three main points in the Venn diagram using bright, primary colors before you move on to the overlaps:
All infographics require thorough research, high quality written content, and visuals that relay information in a clear yet creative way.
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Oliver Gacosta is a senior web designer with seven years of experience in graphic design and web development. He is a proud husband and father who describes himself as a man who loves Jesus and the Bible. When not designing beautiful websites, he spends his time songwriting and playing the guitar.