How To Create Infographics: 20+ Resources To Get You Started

by 12 12/28/2012

Ready to learn how to create amazing infographics that drive links, social shares, and traffic back to your website?

The following are over 20 resources that will get you started creating info graphics including tools, designers, crowdsourcing venues, freelancers, and consultants.

Infographic Design Tools for Template Based Infographics

The following are free and premium tools that allow you to create great infographics based on pre-built templates. Some also offer customized infographic services.

  • Piktochart.com – This freemium tool allows you to design infographics based on themes using a drag and drop interface. You can try out their service for free with three basic themes (infographics will have a Piktochart watermark). Pro accounts are $29 monthly or $169 annually – these give you access to over 100 professional themes, more image uploads, and infographics without a watermark.
  • Easel.ly – This tool (currently in beta) allows you to create infographics using a drag and drop interface with their selection of themes.
  • Infogr.am – This tool allow you to create, share, and discover infographics using pre-designed templates.
  • Venngage – Enterprise-level tool that allows you to pick a template, upload data, and share infographic-like reports for analysts who want to communicate data better and executives who want to understand insights faster.

Infographic Design Tools Based on Your Social Graph

Want to create infographics based on information from your social media profiles? These free tools allow you to showcase your social data visually.

  • A Picture of My Digital Life – A free tool from Intel to create an infographic based on information from your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube profiles. Once created, you can download it in JPG format.
  • Vizualize.me – A free tool that creates a visual resume based on information from your LinkedIn profile. Your infographic has to be saved under your account, but they do have a PDF export option coming soon.
  • Visual.ly – A free tool that creates infographics based on information from your Twitter and Facebook profiles. You can also create an infographic that compares two Twitter users’ stats.

Infographic Design Tools Based on Miscellaneous Information

If you’re a photographer or simply like taking mobile photos, these mobile apps will let you create infographics based on your mobile photography habits.

  • InFoto Free – Android app that allows you to create an infographic based on your mobile photo taking habits.
  • Photo Stats – iPhone app that allows you to create an infographic based on your mobile photo taking habits.

Infographic Designers

Need something custom? Check out these infographic designers and services. You can also find more by doing a Google search for infographic designers or looking at your favorite infographics and seeing who is credited for the design.

  • Cheap Infographic – Cheap Infographic offers original, unique creations at affordable prices starting at $500.
  • Now Sourcing – Now Sourcing offers custom infographic design including interactive infographics.
  • Column Five Media – Column Five Media helps clients present editorial, scientific, or marketing information through beautiful and stimulating infographics.
  • Infographic World – Infographic World creates cutting edge infographics for major brands like ESPN, Google, Unicef, ESPN, eBay, and more.
  • Infogr8 – Infogr8 is a team of designers, journalists, and marketers who provide infographic research, design, and distribution services.
  • Lumin Consulting – Lumin Consulting helps with the entire infographic process from conceptualization to marketing and distribution.
  • J6 Design – J6 Design helps plan, design, and build great infographics for their customers.
  • Mike With Art – Mike With Art is an award winning infographic design group that creates interactive, motion, print, snapshot, and web infographics.

Infographic Crowdsourced Design

Crowdsourcing allows you to get designers to compete for your business which means you will get to see lots of great infographic designs and just have to pay for one.

  • 99designs.com – Get designers to compete for your business by hosting a infographic design contest. Just submit a description of what you need and let the designers do the rest. The prizes for an infographic generally start at $299.
  • DesignCrowd.com – Post infographic design projects for designers to bid on. Pricing starts at $100.

Infographic Freelancers & Consultants

If you prefer freelancers and contractors for small projects, try these networks for finding people with infographics skills.

  • oDesk – Find freelancers and contractors with infographics-related skills.
  • Elance – Find contractors with infographics-related skills.
  • Freelancer – Find infographic programmers and designers.

What other resources (tools, designers, services, etc) would you recommend to create infographics?

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Kristi Hines is a freelance blogger, ghostwriter, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers.

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12 COMMENTS

Monique Bowen

Hi Kristi,

Many popular stock photography sites also carry infographic images in complete sets. They’re vector so they can be edited/resized/re-colored in programs like Adobe Illustrator or Gimp. Just one more option to add to the group!

Monique

January 7, 2013 Reply

Philippe

.. or use one of over 500 ready to adapt/use Infographic Templates on GraphicRiver (http://graphicriver.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&ref=arteria_ch&term=infographic). Works great with Photoshop.

Philippe

January 7, 2013 Reply

Craig Webb

All of these are really great tips. At the end of the day, the best solution is probably to hire a professional :)

Craig Webb Illustration

January 8, 2013 Reply

Brian

Great tips Kristi. I am definitely going to check out Piktochart.com. I published my first infographic just yesterday. I made it using a free PPT template from Hubspot and the editor at pixlr.com.

It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think your tips will make creating the second one even easier…thanks!

January 9, 2013 Reply

Jeff H.

That is the best infographic info I have seen ever.
Comments as well. Thanks everybody!

April 16, 2013 Reply

SJones

Nice list. Why didn’t you include any links to vector graphic resources or to inforgraphic design tutorials?

November 6, 2013 Reply

    Kathryn Aragon

    Those would make great additions to the list. What are your favorites?

    November 6, 2013 Reply

Sammobile

I have been toying with the idea of creating an infographic Forever, and then I somehow end up on this page ….This was such a helpful and awesome post, I especially love the idea of creating a resume infographic!

November 20, 2013 Reply

Steve Bonanno

Very good topic I read all is very good I shared on my friends

August 3, 2014 Reply

    Neil Patel

    Steve, glad you liked it. Thanks for the share :)

    August 3, 2014 Reply


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