Lunch and Learn: How to make an effective infographic

By March 22, 2021Public

Nigel Hawtin

Join the MJA for it’s fourth lunch and learn webinar at 12:30-13:30 on Wednesday April 14, 2021 on Zoom – scroll down for the event link

What makes for an effective infographic? How do you take your first ideas through to the final product?

Learn how to create an infographic and our lunch and learn with Nigel Hawtin, an information designer and visual communicator based in London, with over 30 years experience.

Nigel will cover:

  • What makes for an effective infographic?
  • Where to start
  • What to think about
  • First ideas
  • Developing and refining
  • Editing
  • What makes it effective
  • How to improve next time
  • Tips and tricks looking at existing examples

Nigel will also take your questions to make this session as useful to you as possible.

This is the fourth in the MJA’s lunch and learn series – all our previous webinars can be viewed in our webinars section.

Infographic by Nigel Hawtin

More about our trainer, Nigel Hawtin:

I am an information designer and visual communicator based in London, with over 30 years experience. Specialising in science, business and editorial information graphics and visualisations.

I trained as a botanical and scientific illustrator and since then have been producing information graphics and visualizations. I was Graphics Editor at New Scientist for 20 years. I now run my own information design, training, and consultancy company. See my gallery

Recent clients include EMCDDA, EUROPOL, IPCC, Random Penguin Books, World Economic Forum, Future Earth, ECDC, BTO, Accenture, Nature, Scientific American, BBC Future, BBC Earth, CRC Research, The Guardian, SpectrumNews, Monash University, EMSA, ECHA, International Auto Finance Network, Yakult, and NERC

Previously I have also worked for Time magazine, The Sunday Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as producing graphics for several science papers.

I am available for all types of infographic briefs, whether it be a one-off or contract, as well as consultation work, training and public speaking, so please contact me with any proposals or ideas or just to comment and chat.

Find out more through Nigel’s website.



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