I have always loved the idea of infographics because they are a creative way to get information to stick in someone’s mind. To begin this first infographic assignment, I decided to do a profile on myself. I knew I wanted to do this assignment on myself, but I didn’t want to do a typical resume infographic since I already created one for a different course. I decided to create an infographic the included a timeline of where I’ve lived, the places I’ve been and want to go, and fun facts that people may not necessarily know about me. Traveling is a big part of my life and I have a bucket list of places I want to go.
I started by creating a blank infographic sized document in Canva because it’s the design source I feel most comfortable with. Being the perfectionist and over-thinker that I am, it took me about two days to create this design from scratch. Although I didn’t spend a full 48 hours making this, I spent a good chunk of time deciding how I wanted it to look and where topics looked best.
I started by picking the picture of myself that I wanted to use. I chose a photo of my from a NYC trip I took a few months ago with my mom and best friend. I felt that you could see me genuine happiness in the picture. I then chose colors that I thought I could pull out of the picture to bring it all together. I ended up choosing my favorite colors: yellow, teal, and purple/pink. I then decided how I wanted the whole infographic to look by just simply playing around with different images, cliparts, and features that Canva has to offer. I love Canva because of how easy it is to use, but I do feel that there are some limitations if you don’t have to paid version of it. Everything from this infographic is from Canva or my own personal photo. Besides the limitation of certain features, I feel very proud of this first infographic of the semester and look forward to making more as the months continue.