Infographics are meant to simplify and streamline data, so don’t stress and obsess over them (kind of defeats the purpose, no?). Try a few of the free tools listed here and find one that appeals to you. Find the right balance of ease of use, features, templates, and other available graphics. Then, it shouldn’t take much more than an hour to become a “good enough” master at using it.
Play around. Create a few nonsense infographics. Experiment with colours to determine which ones work best, which ones contrast (in both good and bad ways), and which ones to avoid at all costs. Try out the font options. Play around with framing and directional cues to get a sense of how that works. Spend 60 minutes with it, as you’ll be amazed how prepared you then feel to put it all into action.
Have you jumped aboard the infographic express yet? What’s your experience been like so far? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.