How To Create An Infographic With Vectr Graphic Editor
Infographics deliver jam-packed information to viewers in bite-sized visual snippets to make messages easily digestible. Like the name suggests, infographics are a combination of data and design. They’ve become an immensely popular way to display researched data to an audience — you can find an infographic for just about everything.
With Vectr creating infographics has never been easier. Vectr is a free collaborative vector graphics editor with a really low learning curve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just getting your feet wet in design for the first time — you’ll be up and running in no time flat.
What Is An Infographic?
- Presents information efficiently and concisely. An infographic is ineffective if its information is jumbled and confusing. A good infographic has arranged the flow of its information for quick understanding. Content elements can include statistics, references, facts, and time frames.
- Easier to understand than words alone. Infographics simplify complicated concepts, so graphics should enhance and complement the text being used.
- Visually pleasing and engaging. Usually, less is more. Keep your designs simple so that they don’t take away from the message you’re trying to convey.
- Combines data and design to deliver message. A balance of both information and graphics are needed.
4 Steps to Creating an Infographic With Vectr
Get yourself a free version of Vectr graphic editing software. You may use Vectr both in your browser and on the desktop. Moreover, don’t worry about saving your work or returning later — Vectr is going to store all of your projects synced in one account.
Gather all your data. Be sure that your data is factual and can be backed up with evidence from reliable sources. Keep a list of your references to include on the bottom of the infographic.
Put your data into context. Tell a story with your data that is interesting to your readers or list out the steps of a process. Bring something original that hasn’t been done before by doing a quick search of what is already out there.
Design the infographic. Less is more when it comes to designing infographics. Stick to a color palette, minimalist graphics, and reference icons.
- Think in color by choosing a simple color palette. Try to limit the amount of colors used since infographics tend to get busy and cluttered easily.
- Limit the number of fonts or graphic styles. A maximum of three different styles helps with consistency.
- Determine your layout. Remember, simplicity is the best policy. Create repetition, patterns, and consistency within the layout to help viewers understand the message as quickly as possible.
Make it shareable. Compelling, attractive, and digestible infographics contain viral potential. Knowledge is power, so share the power with others! Vectr makes sharing easy: just copy-paste a unique project URL and send it to friends or social media!