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Graphic Visualization: Telling Complex Stories through Simple Images

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation & Data Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
, Presentation & Data Designer

Learn the techniques to present information in a simple and compelling way through visuals and infographics

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  • 98% positive reviews (337)
  • 10097 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch

Learn the techniques to present information in a simple and compelling way through visuals and infographics

  • 98% positive reviews (337)
  • 10097 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 lessons (1h 23m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

To better present your ideas and projects, it’s essential to know how our minds perceive information. Only by understanding this can we develop solutions to decode complex information in simple and beautiful ways. Katya Kovalenko specializes in creating graphic visualizations that help companies articulate what their product is about.

In this course, you'll learn basic design and hierarchy principles for creating graphs, charts, diagrams, and other visual tools to help you visualize an idea or a concept.

This is Katya’s second course on Domestika, after Principles of Presentation Design, in which she teaches how to design beautiful and effective presentations from scratch.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic Principles
  • U3
    U3. Types of Visuals
  • U4
    U4. The Creative Process
  • U5
    U5. The Output
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Katya, her background as a designer, and some of the things that inspired her to choose her path.

You'll take a close look at how human brains perceive information. Then, you'll get to know some general design and alignment principles.

Constantly being in contact with visual languages has made us understand them very well, but make it challenging to speak fluently. To solve this, learn about some different types of graphs and diagrams that are commonly used to visualize information.

Learn about the process of creating a visualization in three essential steps: sketching, prototyping, and refining.

Finish the course by understanding how to apply your designs to other creative projects.

What is this course's project?

Creating a series of images with graphic visualizations and sharing them on social media. Choose whether you want to be informative by creating infographics with qualitative types of visuals, or to illustrate an inspirational quote.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Teachers, marketers, journalists, scientists, and other professionals who work with information and want to create better presentations and reports.

What you need

You’ll need a computer, a notepad and a pen for sketching, and basic knowledge of any of the following software: Keynote, Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, or Adobe Illustrator.


10097 Students
337 Reviews
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Katya Kovalenko

A course by Katya Kovalenko

Presentation & Data Designer

Katya Kovalenko worked in advertising for nearly a decade before she embarked on what she calls “a quiet revolution.” After reading “Quiet” by Susan Cain, her notion of communication completely shifted. It led her to create Quiet Studio, which focuses on communicating in a more subtle and personal way.

As presentation and data designer at Quiet Studio, she creates presentations, infographics, and brand identities for businesses. She has worked with numerous brands and organizations like Meom, Article Group, Interesting Development, and Chelsea & Co.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
  • U2

    Basic Principles

    • How We Perceive Information
    • Why Do We Need Visual Content?
    • Visual Hierarchy Principles
  • U3

    Types of Visuals

    • Quantitative Visuals
    • Qualitative Visuals
    • How To Decide Which One To Use
  • U4

    The Creative Process

    • Sketching 1
    • Sketching 2
    • Prototyping 1
    • Prototyping 2
    • Refining
  • U5

    The Output

    • Where To Use Visualizations
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Graphic Visualization: Telling Complex Stories through Simple Images

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Graphic Visualization: Telling Complex Stories through Simple Images. A Design course by Katya Kovalenko Best Seller

Graphic Visualization: Telling Complex Stories through Simple Images

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation & Data Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
  • 98% positive reviews (337)
  • 10097 students