Coolest Design Job Ever – Infographics in the Movies

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

Mark Coleran has hands down one of the best jobs in the world. He makes infographics for feature films. His résumé includes Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Island, Harry Potter and Blade 2. The infographics don't have to show real data; they just have to look cool. Well, I'm sure that's not all there is to it, but I bet awesomeness is a leading requirement. Coleran fills it well.

Check out Coleran's show reel for more eye candy.

[via Ben Fry]


  • The touch screen in Minority Report was way cool, and less unrealistic than many other fake movie infographics.

  • I would have to concur that he probably does have one of the coolest jobs. Regardless of believability, all of the ones in that video are really cool.

  • I remember “The Net” with Sandra Bullock had some really stupid infographics. At one moment you could see her typing an IP address like this “24.75.345.200”… impossible because 255 is the max for a subnet. Being an IT geek, I put the bar pretty high for infographics in movies.

  • This guy has a brilliant imagination. I suspect a lot of it is put into the screens in post production, but if the actors are fortunate enough to interact with his work during filming, I’m sure they love him for it.


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