Creative Infographics: Between Art and Journalism

A course by Jaime Serra Palou
Infographic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2014
, Infographic Designer

Learn to visualize data in an artistic way through images and text

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (209)
  • 4594 students

Learn to visualize data in an artistic way through images and text



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (209)
  • 4594 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 5m)
  • 18 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Infographics are a high-precision communication tool we can use for everything from journalism to art. It is also very common in the scientific world due to its ability to convey very complex thoughts in a simple way. Jaime Serra is one of the most renowned specialists in the field and has worked with newspapers such as La Nación, El Financiero, and El Mundo.

In this online course, he teaches a step-by-step approach to exploring the creative possibilities of infographics. See how disciplines as diverse as journalism, communication, opinion, science, and poetry can come together in an infographic.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Infographics as an excuse
  • U2
    U2. From journalism, without space for art, to art as journalism
  • U3
    U3. Building truths with data
  • U4
    U4. Change the perspective and change the landscape
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Jaime Serra, his professional career, and how he stumbled upon the world of infographics. Jaime also reveals how boredom is a crucial factor for sparking ideas.

Learn about the concept of aesthetics as ethics and how to enhance the informative content of an infographic through the use of an aesthetic that’s appropriate for each theme.

Jaime then guides you on how to first approach this topic and shares which types of infographics he likes to work with the most due to their high probability of success.

Discover what signature infographics are, how to define your own style, and how to use this medium to comment on specific topics.

Can an infographic be art? Explore this question with Jaime and learn how to build truths with data.

To round off, Jaime shows you how he creates an infographic inspired by something as mundane as the tiles in his house, which he uses to broach a topic of great importance: time.

What is this course's project?

Create an infographic from start to finish based on a unique, personal idea.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with an interest in communication, regardless of their professional field.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary for this course.


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Jaime Serra Palou

A course by Jaime Serra Palou

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Infographic Designer

Jaime Serra has over 25 years' professional experience in the journalism industry working with infographics. He started his career in the mid '80s, when infographics were first being used as a journalistic tool. A decade later, he contributed to revolutionizing the infographics industry while working for the Argentinian newspaper Clarín. Twenty years later, he was recognized by the Society For News Design as the most influential infographics artist in the world during the period of 1992-2002.

He has been a creator, director, and consultant for prestigious media companies and their infographic departments in Latin America and Europe, including Clarín (Argentina, 1995-2001) and La Vanguardia (Spain, 2008-2018).

He also showcases his work in contemporary art spaces and publications for international media outlets, such as El Mundo (Spain), O Globo (Brazil), La Nación (Argentina) and El Financiero (Mexico).


Content

  • U1

    Infographics as an excuse

    • My name is Jaime Serra, and I am another, like everyone else.
    • About boredom, influences and references.
  • U2

    From journalism, without space for art, to art as journalism

    • Aesthetics as ethics
    • Aesthetics as ethics 2
    • The choice of a theme
    • The encounter with 'me'
    • Open opinions
    • Infographics can not be art ...
    • ... but art can be infographics
  • U3

    Building truths with data

    • Data and truths. The data can not be true
    • Data and truths. There is no entity like 'the people'
    • One m2 of time
  • U4

    Change the perspective and change the landscape

    • Change the perspective and change the landscape
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creative infographics: between art and journalism

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Creative Infographics: Between Art and Journalism. Design course by Jaime Serra Palou

Creative Infographics: Between Art and Journalism

A course by Jaime Serra Palou
Infographic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2014
  • 97% positive reviews (209)
  • 4594 students