Infographics can be much more than merely boring diagrams or maps. Jan Schwochow will show you ways in which to visualize data in an attractive and possibly also unconventional manner. We will address the following topics together: How do I collect suitable data and information? How do I communicate complicated facts, and how can I tell complete stories merely by using graphics? When is an infographic a service, and when does it become art? When is an infographic an illustration? How are infographics employed in, respectively, advertising, PR, and journalism? Jan Schwochow will both share his experiences as an employed and independent infographic artist, as well as offer an overview of the domestic and international markets and the multifaceted world of infographics.
The following materials will be supplied for you during the workshop:
- paper (A3 and A4 format)
- felt-tip pens
Please be sure to bring the following items with you when attending the workshop:
- laptop with graphics programs (recommended)
About the host
Chief Executive and Infographics Artist, Golden Section Graphics
Jan Schwochow looks back on over 20 years' experience as an infographic artist, designer, and journalist. The graduate designer has worked as the head of department and art director of the infographics department at Stern magazine and as the art director for infographics in the graphic development of the Milchstraße publishing house. Recently, Jan Schwochow developed an infographics unit for the Berlin-based agency KircherBurkhardt, which he led for over two years. In January 2007, he founded Golden Section Graphics, who have published IN GRAPHICS: A Magazine for Visual People bi-annually since 2010. The work of Jan Schwochow and his team has been honored both nationally and internationally. Schwochow is a member of the Art Directors Club für Deutschland and of the Society for News Design.