This is a one-day workshop in understanding, designing and using infographics, icons and illustrations. An infographic is a form of visual communication, using images, icons or illustrations to display a message with a very limited amount of text. The popularity of infographics and iconography (graphs, tables and graphical abstracts) has grown exponentially the last few years.
For this course, you should have good knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as you will be asked to design and improve your own icons and images. If you need to improve your Illustrator and Photoshop skills please take the course Scientific Artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator first.
This project-course starts with the theory of infographics and gives you a better understanding of iconography. It is designed to help you understand the power of data visualization and icon design, while working towards the design of an infographic. You will do this in steps through different assignments during the course.
The following topics will be covered:
- Learning what an infographic is and what makes it attractive
- Planning an effective infographic
- Making the building blocks of infographics (draw in a grid)
- Effectively using elements like type, color and structure
- Drawing charts and graphs in Illustrator
- Visually improving your graphs and charts
- Drawing icons in Illustrator
- Combining icons and illustrations in your infographics
- Researching for relevant data
This workshop starts with the theory of infographics and a better understanding of iconography. It is designed to help you understand the power of data visualisation and icon design towards the design of an infographic. You will do this in steps through different assignments during the course.
For this course, you should have a good understanding in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. If you need to improve your Illustrator and Photoshop skills please follow the Scientific Artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator course first. You will have to bring your own laptop, having Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop installed. As an employee of the UU or UMC Utrecht you can buy an Adobe license for only €19,75 via Surfspot.
Illiana Boshoven-Gkini (www.agilecolor.com)
Max. number of participants
Number of credits
Monday December 9, 09.00 - 17.00
You will receive a certificate of completion if you attend the entire course and complete all the course requirements (i.e. assignments).
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.
Course fee academic staff UU/UMC: €215.
Course fee external participants (if space permits): €355.
‘Internal PhD candidates’ include:
- PhD candidates registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University via Hora Est/MyPhD
‘Academic staff UU/UMC’ include:
- PhD candidates of Utrecht University, not registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences via Hora Est/MyPhD;
- Postdocs employed by the Utrecht University or UMC Utrecht;
- Other academic staff employed at the UU/UMC
‘External participants' include:
- all other participants
You may cancel your application free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel your application within four weeks before the start or if you do not meet the attendance requirements of the course, you(r department/research group) will be charged a no-show fee (€110 for this course). Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.