Informative Illustration: Awakening Curiosity

A course by Bruno Valasse
Graphic designer and illustrator. Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2015
, Graphic designer and illustrator

Research and learn how to communicate ideas through illustration techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (88)
  • 1663 students

Research and learn how to communicate ideas through illustration techniques

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (88)
  • 1663 students
  • 26 lessons (5h 46m)
  • 17 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Combining illustration and information to create a visual language filled with style is at the core of what designer and illustrator Bruno Valasse is renowned for. Prompted by infinite curiosity and the desire to tell stories, he has received several awards and illustrated for editorials such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, and Planeta.

Learn how to create an informative illustration from beginning to end. Bruno teaches you how to find a theme, prepare your content for a specific audience, and establish the tone for your project. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to visually simplify the claim of a text and explain complex concepts through illustrated sequences.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Hungry
  • U3
    U3. Ingredients
  • U4
    U4. First boil
  • U5
    U5. The Table Is Set, Who's Coming for Lunch?
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Bruno’s professional journey, the artists that inspire him, and the books that continuously awaken his passion and curiosity. Then, find out what he has prepared for you in the course.

Before starting the practical aspects of the course, Bruno goes through some theories on communication and informative illustration. See the main elements of an editorial publication, and how to organize a work plan.

In the third unit, select your theme using an investigative process that will help you map out your project and lead your audience’s eye towards the points you want to emphasize. Prepare your illustrated double-page by editing and adjusting the content.

Start creating small sketches and select one of them to adjust and add elements that relate to the text. Bruno explains how to select your color palette and how to best apply it to finish the color elements of your composition.

See how to finish your project, either an entire book or a small illustrated poster. Bruno also gives you a series of tips and tricks to publish your work and share it with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create an informative illustration in a double-page or small poster format, based on a theme you are interested in that you want to share with the world.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For illustrators or anyone interested in learning how to inform through illustrations.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills. To edit the pages, Bruno will use Adobe InDesign but you can also do the editing on Illustrator.

As for materials, you will need a sketchbook, a pencil, colored markers, a computer with the previously mentioned software, and a graphics tablet.


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Bruno Valasse

A course by Bruno Valasse

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Graphic designer and illustrator

Bruno Valasse has a decade of professional experience as a graphic designer and illustrator, creating book covers, posters and drawings for large publishers and clients such as Penguin Random House, Santillana, Ediciones Castillo / Maximilian, Harper Collins, Spanish Cultural Center MX and Academia Mexicana de Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

He is responsible for the illustration of the children's books Totally Humans and Travesías en la ciudad, both winners of the Latin American Illustration award in 2017 and 2018.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • Presentation
    • What Will We Do in This Course
  • U2


    • Editorial Basics
    • Communicate and Tell: Every Image Matters
    • Background and Successors
  • U3


    • Polishing and Waxing Content
    • The Topic and Research
    • Lots of Ideas
  • U4

    First boil

    • The Design Hat and the Illustration Hat
    • Double Page Composition 1
    • Double Page Composition 2
    • Final Sketch 1
    • Final Sketch 2
    • Final Sketch 3
    • Final Sketch 4
    • Palette, Apply Color and Digital Tips 1
    • Palette, Apply Color and Digital Tips 2
    • Finish Illustration 1
    • Finish Illustration 2
    • Finish Illustration 3
    • Finish Illustration 4
    • Finish Illustration 5
  • U5

    The Table Is Set, Who's Coming for Lunch?

    • Candies
    • Other Restaurants
    • Extend the Menu
  • FP

    Final project

    • Informative Illustration: Awakening Curiosity

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Informative Illustration: Awakening Curiosity. Design & Illustration course by Bruno Valasse

Informative Illustration: Awakening Curiosity

A course by Bruno Valasse
Graphic designer and illustrator. Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2015
  • 98% positive reviews (88)
  • 1663 students