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

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

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 and Microsoft Excel. 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.

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 in a power point
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 to Powerpoint.

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 Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
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!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
Infographics Using Illustrator

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person Only

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Infographics Using Illustrator

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person Only

Monday, Feb 03, 2020 Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Infographics Using Illustrator

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020 Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Infographics Using Illustrator

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person Only

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Infographics Using Illustrator

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person Only

Monday, Sep 14, 2020 Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Infographics Using Illustrator

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person Only

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register

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 Print and/or Digital 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)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you! 

Click to Get a Quote Now!

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. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.