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Information Design: Storytelling with Data in Illustrator

A course by Valentina D'Efilippo , Designer and Creative Director

Designer and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2021

Explore the art of data visualization by learning to transform data into compelling and easy-to-read infographics

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore the art of data visualization by learning to transform data into compelling and easy-to-read infographics

The art of data design is as indispensable as writing and storytelling— it allows you to create insightful representations of information that inspires a viewer to keep learning. Valentina D’Efilippo is an award-winning data designer and creative director, and has collaborated with companies and organizations like The Guardian, BBC, The Economist, Scientific American, the United Nations, Siemens, and Harper Collins, and more.

In this online course, Valentina takes you on a deep dive into the world of data visualization. She teaches you how to transform numbers and figures into striking infographics from scratch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 43 downloads

What Is Data?
6 minutes, 46 seconds
Visual Storytelling with Data
10 minutes, 8 seconds
Data Design: Process Overview
12 minutes, 49 seconds
Where to Find Data
9 minutes, 22 seconds
Transforming Data into Visuals
18 minutes, 45 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (86)
  • 5048 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 33m)
  • 43 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an infographic based on a multi-layered dataset of your choice, which communicates with creativity and clarity.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone who wants to communicate numbers and statistics beyond the default of templates— visual thinkers, content strategists, marketers, developers, designers, and other curious minds will enjoy this course.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, it’s helpful to have basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator comes with a free trial – if you don’t currently use it.


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5048 Students
86 Reviews
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Valentina D'Efilippo

A course by Valentina D'Efilippo

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Designer and Creative Director

Valentina D'Efilippo is a designer and creative director based in London. Her area of expertise is focused on information design and data visualization. Her work takes many forms, from theater productions, exhibitions, editorial content, to interactive platforms.

Over the last 15 years, she has worked with public organizations, start-ups, agencies, global brands, and news media. Her clients include The Guardian, The Economist, BBC, Wired, BBC Science Focus, Scientific American, Siemens, and BCG. In 2013, she published The Infographic History of the World, which is available in eleven different languages. The book is the first attempt to illustrate history and human evolution through data visualization and infographic storytelling.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Learning the Basics

    • What Is Data?
    • Visual Storytelling with Data
    • Data Design: Process Overview
  • U3

    Working with Data

    • Where to Find Data
    • Data Preparation
    • Knowing Your Data
    • Transforming Data into Visuals
    • From Paper to Pixels
  • U4

    Designing with Data

    • The Skeleton of Your Visualisation
    • Laying Out All the Components
    • Crafting the Visual Display
    • Spelling It Out 1
    • Spelling It Out 2
    • To Learn More: Crafting the Taps
  • U5

    Refining, Sharing, Collaborating!

    • Refining, Exporting, and Sharing
    • Collaborating!
  • FP

    Final project

    • Information Design: Storytelling with Data in Illustrator

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Information Design: Storytelling with Data in Illustrator. Design course by Valentina D'Efilippo Best seller

Information Design: Storytelling with Data in Illustrator

A course by Valentina D'Efilippo
Designer and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (86)
  • 5048 students