Most people don’t know what actually goes into a good infographic. There’s a lot more to it than just the design. There’s research, analysis, and fact-checking that you have to do long before you open Illustrator. Sarah Slobin, from the Wall Street Journal, explains how to create successful infographics. Have an idea, get the data, choose your tools, edit wisely, and above all else, pay close attention to detail.
The path to successful infographics
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