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August 7, 2019 –Beyond Type: Distilling Your Data Through Infographics and Visual Storytelling

Learn to think visually using best practices for creating compelling and effective infographics and other visual storytelling to both augment written stories and help promote them on social media. Nick DeSantis, an editorial graphics producer for Forbes, will highlight the following:

  • Use cases for specific types of infographics (line graphs, pie charts, candlestick charts, etc.)
  • Distilling data graphically for a succinct but successful takeaway for your readers
  • Choosing a color palette effectively and appropriately
  • Photos, graphics, and other visual styling within data visualization: When (and when not) to use them
  • Examples of GIFs and motion graphics for story promotion on social
  • Data visualization problem-solving examples/anecdotes
  • Practical ways non-designers could create accurate infographics using web tools

DeSantis is a multimedia journalist and designer who is passionate about telling stories through data visualization, motion graphics, and other engaging design mediums. He is always looking for ways to take proprietary data and maximize its visual potential with clear and accurate storytelling in mind.

His design and data visualization work has augmented some of Forbes most prominent reporting and lists, including the Forbes 400, Billionaires and 30 Under 30.
DeSantis holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Arts Journalism from SU’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition to, his design work has appeared on MTV News/Viacom, The Charleston Post & Courier, and various entertainment news websites.

This event is only open to NYFWA members in good standing who have paid their 2019 dues. Guests of the NYFWA are welcome to attend for $15, which must be paid in advance using the following link:

When: August 7, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Forbes, 24 Fifth Ave.