Tony Harmer

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Infographics and Illustrator

Monday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Probably the biggest ask of designers in publishing these days is to create infographics, and although that’s a big term applied to many kinds of illustration, these days in normally involves lots of charts, diagrams and maps. To be successful and efficient (or just calm, and less-hassled) means developing good drawing methodologies and getting down with the data—the area that many designers dread. Join Tony Harmer—three consecutive years sell-out instructor at Adobe MAX on the topic of infographics—and pick up a ton of tips and tricks that you can use to make great graphics for the presentation of information:

  • Develop tighter Illustrator skills to make dynamic graphics
  • Create nonstandard chart types in Illustrator without losing the connection to the data
  • Better understand how to examine and make sense of data
  • Put Google Sheets (and sometimes Excel) to work for you
  • Go beyond the Illustrator chart types
  • Make simple charts in InDesign, dynamically—with a font
    and more!

Come along, learn a lot and have a chuckle (Tony is notoriously naughty) in this fast-paced, information-rich session