For all of the reasons described here by my colleague and Allison Shields, I love infographics — a visual chart that depicts complex processes or statistical trends in a captivating way. I have a Pinterest Board where I collect infographics on green technology, and my Twitter bio, @carolynelefant highlights my affinity for them.
Still, I was never content to remain a collector or passive fan of the infographic – I was just itching to build one myself. Because my graphics skills leave much to be desired, and I didn’t feel like shelling out hundreds or even thousands of dollars to a professional just to satisfy a whim, I put my infographic urges on the back burner, waiting for the day that a DIY option would emerge.
It has – with Piktochart.com, the most amazing tool ever. Though you can try out the free version, options are very limited – I recommend that you skip right to the $29month option (no minimum purchase) which offers dozens of templates to choose from. From there, you simply input your data and go. Here’s a chart that I created for my trade association in about 2 hours, first time using the product. I cannot get over how easy it is to achieve incredibly professional results. What do you think?