Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training Course

Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Online and On-Site

Infographics Blog: How to Create and Use Infographics in Your Job

Course Overview:

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 for Attending this Infographics Course: 

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.

Locations for Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training Course:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere (Upon Request)
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training Course:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
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)

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.

Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training Course Reviews:

“The best training venue!” – Patricia Y., DOD

This was one of the best training courses I’ve ever taken. Everything was provided from breakfast to computer resources. I give ThinkB!G a five across the board.” – Tiara G., Pension Benefit Guaranty

The learning experience created by Think Big was incredible. The instructor was engaging and made me excited to learn more. I feel that I have a better overall knowledge of the subject matter than I could have imagined I would take away from this course. Well done!” – Nick H., Parks and Recreation

[I learned] how to think like a graphic artist about synthesizing complex data and presenting it in an objective way. Additionally, the list of resources provided to create InfoGraphics will come in handy.” – Sean M., DHS

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Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intro
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Infographics Using Adobe Illustrator Training 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

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

4. 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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

10. 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

11. 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 a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

 

Infographic Training: Class Reviews

“The best training venue!” – Patricia Y., DOD

This was one of the best training courses I’ve ever taken. Everything was provided from breakfast to computer resources. I give ThinkB!G a five across the board.” – Tiara G., Pension Benefit Guaranty

The learning experience created by Think Big was incredible. The instructor was engaging and made me excited to learn more. I feel that I have a better overall knowledge of the subject matter than I could have imagined I would take away from this course. Well done!” – Nick H., Parks and Recreation

“The time seemed to fly by, which is a testimony to how interesting the class is.” -Karen T. (SSA)

“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

[The most valuable tip was] learning about Internet resources that I can use as I convert statistics into Infographics! I appreciate the free snacks, and especially the fact that you have healthy choices available (e.g., fruit, yogurt, nuts).” – Jeffrey J., SSA 

Location is central for most of us. Facilities are clean and up to date. Instructor likes what she does and that makes learning fun and meaningful. Looking forward to more training here.” – Bryan J. SSA

“Think Big! in Columbia went the extra mile to make our learning experience enjoyable and worthwhile. The environment is clean and comfortable, and the instructor was both highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I plan on coming back for several more classes if able, and would recommend taking advantage of this local resource if able.” – Lisa W., NSA

“Learning the potential effectiveness of infographics as a tool in displaying information and making presentations [was the most valuable thing I learned].” – Kevin N. 

[The Instructor’s] info was outstanding. His experience in the field was obvious.” – Carla G., NIH

High tech training in Columbia. Think Big delivers a modern training experience with a quality instructor from the industry with really rich experience in the field. The CEO is omnipresent for feedback and logistics. [The most valuable thing I learned was the] importance of telling a data story in graphics.” – Robert F., SSA 

I enjoyed [The Instructor’s] knowledge of the history of Data Visualization, and his expertise in delivery and execution.” – Tracey S., SSA

Improved my understanding of types of infographics and how to create them.” – Patricia Y., DOD

[I learned] how to think like a graphic artist about synthesizing complex data and presenting it in an objective way. Additionally, the list of resources provided to create InfoGraphics will come in handy.” – Sean M., DHS

I totally enjoyed the course. The instructor was knowledgeable, friendly and sharing of his experience.” – Martin G., NIH

The school went out of their way to make the learning environment comfortable; thus allowing time to focus in the class. Great instructor!” – Peggy F., DMA

“The environment and atmosphere at Think Big Maryland was great and it helped in the learning experience. Looking forward to enrolling in more courses!” – Mark T., SSA

Compared to other training I have taken in the area, ThinkBig 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, ThinkBig’s hands on style and customer-centered approach is beyond reproach.” – Sean M., TSA DHS

It was a great class for someone like myself whom does not have much experience in visual design. The class gave me a foundation of things to think about and apply in terms of information graphics.” – Orlando D., SSA

“The class, facility, and service were exemplary! What a great learning experience and environment!” – Karen T., SSA

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