After our Infographic training session, I thought I’d put a blog together highlighting some good tools to use. It might be a bit of a lazy blog as it’s mostly just links to other sources but they are certainly sites I will be referring to again and again when I’m creating infographics.
This is a really interesting article by Lilach Bullock on 15 Tools to Make Amazing Infographics. I particularly enjoyed the image she uses to illustrate her point.
One message of the infographic training session was that it’s important to get the colour scheme right. Whether you’re trying to emulate a client’s branding or not, it’s important to find a palette of colours that work together. One tool I came across is www.colorcombos.com, which is a great site for putting together a colour palette. They can grab website colours, give you popular combos and allow you to search for random colour combinations.
Here’s a list of distribution sites and sources of inspiration:
- Love Infographics
- Cool Infographics
- Daily Infographics
- Infographics Archive
- Infographic Journal
- Infographics Showcase
- Visual Loop
It’s also worth setting up a Pinterest board of your favourite infographics and following infographic Twitter feeds, so you have a source of inspiration.
What tools are other people using for infographics?