Design 8: Infographics

What is an Infographic?

An infographic is a collection of images, visual data such as pie charts and bar graphs as well as minimal text to give a quick understanding of the topic.


Infographic on how to create an infographic
Created on Canva

CAUTION: Canva has a very detailed data terms of services and privacy policy which explains the data they collect from users. Before using Canva, be sure to read their privacy policy. If this is something that concerns you, use at your own discretion. Other services to make infographics are Microsoft PowerPoint, Piktochart, and Visme, but this chapter will focus on Canva.

Sign Up

Once you have arrived at the Home page of Canva, you will see a Sign up button. You will need a name and an email address.

Starting Your First Infographic

Once you have signed up and logged in, you will see your profile at the top right as well as a “Create a Design” button to the left of your profile.

Image of Canva Homepage

After clicking on the “Create a Design” button, a drop down menu will appear, containing numerous designs. Pick “Infographic”. You will then be greeted with a blank page and a side menu.

Side MenuImage of Canva Interactive page

On the left side of the page, you will see 5 options:

  • Templates
    • Choose a template that suits best for your content
  • Elements
    • Adding shapes, graphics, pictures and more can help liven up your infographic
  • Uploads
    • Upload images, videos and audio to use in your design
    • You can also record yourself using your device’s camera and or microphone in this section
  • Text
    • Include text headings with multiple font combinations to add variation to your infographic
  • More
    • Allows you to access more content to create amazing designs
    • Includes apps and integrations as well as popular websites you can embed to your design

Optional Resources:


Canva. (2021). Collaborate & Create Amazing Graphic Design for Free. Canva. Retrieved December 13, 2021, from



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