Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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Outline & Course Information

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

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Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator training course, you will learn how to create infographics by gaining the skills and techniques allowing you to analyze data and trends. You will be introduced to workflows for collecting, analyzing, story boarding and producing visual stories. The use of pre-designed Infographic templates and other files in Adobe Illustrator will be covered for use on websites, mobile devices, e-publications, and print. You will learn infographic design and learn to create infographics from the hands-on experience received in this course, where you will sketch illustrations of data and design compelling visual graphic illustration utilizing Adobe Illustrator. You will also learn best practices, workflows, and techniques through real world examples by applying font, color, images, charts and complex data maps.

Prerequisites: Students need to have completed our Adobe Illustrator Introduction class or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction course outline. Attendees should have a working knowledge of computers and operating systems, as well as experience using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

Job Roles That Use Infographics:
Graphic Designers
Creative Professionals
Marketing Professionals
Communication Teams
Web Designers
Content Managers
e-Learning Teams

Projects That Use Infographics:
Projects that are content centric and data driven that needs to be re-purposed graphically for ease of user consumption and drive a compelling response and/or recognition.

Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Course Outline

1. Exercise: Collect, Explore, Explain:
Students collect, data about the class participants, explore it and prepare a sketch of a data visualization.

2. Make your first graphic in Illustrator
Why Illustrator? Why does Illustrator remain an essential infographics tool?
What is SVG? A discussion of Vectors vs. Rasters, file types and outputs
Grid & Layout – Every graphic needs a grid
Essential pieces of a good graphic – Give your readers the tools to understand your visual
Using the Illustrator chart tool
Moving your graphic to a Microsoft output

3. Icons & Pictographs
Use the noun project to download and use an icon
Create a Pictograph – a graphic that uses icons to represent data
Does your icon represent your data well
Arrangement
Details make the chart fun

4. Infographic History
Infographics are everywhere. But how did we get here?

5. Democratization of Infographics
Techniques, best practices and workflows
Free tools, software, and resources for non-designers
Use the noun project to download and use an icon
Google drive
Canva
The Noun Project
Tableau
Using free tier online infographics tools to get design inspiration. (venngage, pictochart)
Free tier infographics tools = free inspiration

6. Make a wordcloud
How can we visualize when numbers are not the data?

7. Infographic forms/Best practices
A tour through the essential form of visualization, when to use them and how to avoid pitfalls
The spectrum of visual accuracy
What chart to use and when
Covers: bars, lines, pies, surface area, hierarchies and matrices
Design matters:
Color: How to use it wisely
Fonts: the single biggest trick to change perceived quality

8. Make a proportional symbol chart
Create representative square with provided data
Noun project icons

9. Make a Tree Map
Use provided data with Google, Microsoft Excel and Illustrator to make a TreeMap

10. Make a timeline
Use provided data with Google, Microsoft Excel and Illustrator to create an attractive multi-year timeline

11. Make a choropleth US Map
Maps are powerful tools for understanding. Learn to use a template map to visualize 50 states of data
Choose the type of map.
Make a color scales and legends in illustrator

12. A day in your life
Visualize what you know, learn things you didn’t
An open ended assignment in which participants devise a graphic that shows data about their own life, executes a sketch and final product output.

 

 

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

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Dates to Register

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Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
Reviews

Average Review: 4.76 out of 5 - 17 Reviews

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I Highly Recommend this Training!
I highly recommend this training for anyone looking to get smart on how they can begin to create professionally designed infographics using MS tools with which they're already familiar. The Instructor was engaging who took the time to make sure each student was on pace and receiving feedback. -DOD, Elissa (Infographics Using PowerPoint & Excel Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Would Highly Recommend It!
Great instructor, great training! I would highly recommend it. -DOD, Michelle (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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This Course Covered A Wide Variety Of Information!
The course covered a wide variety of applying the information to graphs in a multitude of ways. Lots to take away from here. -DOD, Alex (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Great Courses With Great Instructors!
Think BIG always puts on great courses with great instructors. Thanks! -DOD, Laura (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Profession & Good Customer Service!
Profession and Good Customer Service! Thanks for all your help. -DOD, Anthony (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Learned A Lot And Will Prepare Some Unique Presentations!
I learned a lot and will prepare some unique presentations which stand out. Incorporating the Excel Chart into PowerPoint and making flyers or bulletins will be my norm. -DOD, Anthony (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Hands On Application To Help Improve Critical Skills!
Think B!G training is awesome. They provided a timely, hands-on application to help improve critical skills within the communications community. -DINFOS, Diandra (Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Exceptional Amount Of Classes!
ThinkBig has an exceptional amount of class offerings and teachers to match. The amount you will learn will surprise you. You will regret not attending. -USDA, Victoria (Infographics Using Illustrator)
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Best Training & Amazing Teachers!
I love ThinkBIG!!!! Best training groups in the DC area. Never a bad training. Great tech support. Amazing teachers. -USDA, Jessica (Infographics)
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Best Bang for Your Buck
"Compared to other training I have taken in the area, Think BIG provides the best bang for your buck. Not only are the facilities state-of-the-art but the instructors offer a wealth of tested professional knowledge and talent to students. On top of all that, Think BIG's hands on style and customer-centered approach is beyond approach." - Sean M., DHS (Private Infographics Training Class)
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I Totally Enjoyed the Course
"I totally enjoyed the course. The instructor was knowledgeable, friendly and sharing of his experience. I totally enjoyed the course. The instructor was knowledgeable, friendly and sharing of his experience." - Martin G., NIH (Infographic Essentials)
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Improved Understanding of Infographics
"Improved my understanding of types of infographics and how to create them." - Patricia Y., DOD (Creating Infographics with Adobe Illustrator)
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I Enjoyed the History of Data Visualization
"I enjoyed The Instructor's knowledge of the history of Data Visualization, and their expertise in delivery and execution." - Tracey S., SSA (Course on Creating Infographics)
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The Instructor's Info was Outstanding
"[The Instructor's] info was outstanding. His experience in the field was obvious." - Carla G., NIH (Infographics Training)
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Convert Statistics into Infographics!
The most valuable tip was learning about Internet resources that I can use as I convert statistics into infographics!" - Jeffrey J., SSA (Infographics Training)
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Top Notch!
"I would highly recommend using Think BIG for training. The facilities are great and the staff is top notch." - Michael B.,  SSA (Private Infographics Training Class)
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Kudos to the Staff!
"I am surprised how much I have learned about infographics! I can't wait to practice using my work assignments. The people are very helpful, professional and friendly. Kudos to the front desk and the staff." - Dolly H. - SSA (Private Infographics Training)