What is Information Design?

Information design is the defining, planning, and shaping of content and its environments with the intention of achieving particular objectives in relation to human needs.

What Does an Information Designer Do?

The information designer is a problem solver and story teller. All of the work they do asks the questions: Who is the audience for my work? What is its content? What are the most effective ways to convey information? Data is central to the work of the information designer. The form it takes (both written and aesthetic) must be in the service of honest, responsible, and intentional depiction.

Skills Overview

Technical Skills
  • Infographics
  • Information Architecture
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Branding
  • Usability Testing
  • Website Maintenance
Productivity
  • Microsoft Office
Design
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
Video & Animation
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects