Infographics used to be expensive, time-consuming and quite tricky to put together.

It’s not that way anymore. I recently discovered a number of websites that allow you to create your own infographics using already designed templates. They’re really easy to use. Most of them allow you to choose between a wide variety of background colours, fonts, have quite a big database of regularly used icons and some allow you to even upload your own images.

You’ll need to sign up for an account on each of the sites, but the process is quick and easy. By paying a premium, some of the websites allow you greater access to templates and features. If you have budget for this, I recommend it. The plans are really affordable and there aren’t any heavy legal documents to sign and read through.

The infographics on this website have been created using Easel.ly. There’s a wide variety of infographic templates to choose from and I found the variety of backgrounds, fonts, colours and icons that you can have access to use for free, to be the best. They also have a fantastic introductory video that doubles up as a tutorial, for you to watch.

 

Another great website I found was Infogr.am . You can sign in with your Twitter and Facebook account which is really convenient! It’s beautifully designed, the user-experience takes a little bit longer to get used to (they use a left-side bar pop-up navigation) however, if you’re working with big data and have lots of numbers that you want to plot onto a graph then this is the platform to use. Great way to visualise your quant data.

 

The last DIY infographic website I want to share with you is called Piktochart. Pikotochart allows you to choose between five free themes, however, for $15 a month, you can have access to over 40 more beautifully designed templates. Customising your Piktochart infographic is also really easy to do.

 

 

Lastly, all of the above websites allow you download the infographic to your desktop. They also allow you to keep your infographic private or you can share it with the community.

Hope this has been helpful.

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