Here are some facts about Vietnam on an infographic:
What’s a good infographic?
An infographic is a visual presentation of information. By that definition, an infographic needs to have a good number of graphic to support the information presented.
A well-designed infographic can be a lot more powerful than a page of text. Here’s some guideline for a good infographic:
- Effective Layout
- Good color scheme
- Consistent Design
- Attractive non-white background
- Good use of typography
I was born and raised in Vietnam and I love where I’m from. It’s probably the reason why I chose to made this infographic. However, I realized that there’s a lot that go into designing an infographic; I have to come up with a layout; I have to sketched each icon/graphic individually and refine them; I need to make sure the graphics are unified; I need to get the information organized; etc.
I found lots of inspiration on Pinterest. Check out my board here!
Finding a background
I would love to take an image of Vietnam myself and use it for my infographic. However, because I was living in the United States at the moment, I needed to borrow an image online. The image (below) that I found is almost perfect!
The only problem is that an infographic has to be tall and skinny so I had to make some modification using Adobe Photoshop. Here’s the final background image for my infographic:
Adding information and graphics
This part was a little trickier because I had not mastered Adobe Illustrator as much as some other Adobe programs yet. However, after a few hours of Adobe Illustrator video tutorial from Cory Kerr, I got a lot more comfortable working with the program. As the result, my infographic was refined and finalized and I couldn’t be happier 🙂
Sharing my infographic
An infographic is made to be shared. Here’s a link to my infographic on Pinterest!
You can find a list of sources that I used to create this infographic including the image that I borrowed and the information that I used here: