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My infographic story

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When I’m typing this article, I think why I don’t design an infographic about it. So interesting! But I still have to write about it.

my infographic story

My first infographic is about Tomato

I spend 1 month from the idea to the real infographic. At this time infographic is quite new and strange but I was interested in it a lot, so I decided I would design an infographic. One month later, I finished and send it to Kenh14-Channel for teen (a popular website for teenagers). I cannot remember how long I design it, but it was so fun to research information, then illustrate and combine the date with the graphic, play with color and text. I got a very good feedback from Editor of Kenh14, but she wanted me change something in this infographic and also wanted me use Photoshop not Illustrator, because the editor only knew how to edit text in Photoshop. I changed it and the first time I had an infographic on a famous website, millions of people can view my design. I was so proud of myself.

tomato profile infographic

Click the image to see this infographic

What infographic bring to my life

Then I designed a lot infographic for Kenh14, I was the main infographic designer and earned quite much money as a student at this time.

Because of this big workload, I have trained myself a lot, I can use Photoshop and Illustrator effectively, meet the deadline, make the customers satisfied.

Beside Kenh14, I also designed for other companies as Vinschool, LAP Care Studio, Afamily, Domino English… and individual customers around the world.

Why infographic? Why the world needs infographic?

When I shared an infographic about career with my friend who work in human resource section, just because I thought this infographic is very interesting, she said: “ I wish everything has designed like this, it’s so easy to understand. It can be applied in study.” I realized that not only me – an infographic designer – works in graphic world but also others like infographics.

The power of infographic

You can pack a lot of valuable information in a small, attractive and entertaining piece of content. Infographic grabs a viewer’s attention more effective than gray text blocks. They use charts, maps and diagrams to illustrate and illuminate stories. Infographics have become an effective way to speak for the creator, conveying information.

Seeing is believing – ENGAGEMENT of your BRAND

It generates a unique connection with visitor, when people like your infographic they will share or embed it, consistent colors, shapes, and messages, along with your logo, your brand – it creates a fabulous effect.

Infographic and SEO

Infographics are great way to build nature links Google loves to see; and engage the visitors because they attract people, draw an attention, they do a great job at building brand awareness.

If you want to read more, I think they are interesting:

Strengthen my skill

Now I realize when I designed infographic I just do it naturally and don’t think too much, nobody teaches me how to do it, how to use text and color. Fortunately, infographics I design are always beautiful and useful, they have a lot of view and share.

I decide to study about infographic, to know more about the section that I’m already good at, to develop my skill and design better and better infographic.

Step 1: Researching data to support the infographic and help tell the story. Brainstorming the idea.

As an graphic designer, I’m not an artist, I cannot draw what I want that people don’t understand, I have to research a lot of what type of material can be turn into a graphic, I must think like a data journalist. My mission is choosing what viewers need to see and understand.

Step 2: Writing the content

In past, I didn’t focus on this step because almost of my infographic I had an editor who responses providing the data, also the content. But I hope now I can write the content by myself, English, French and German.

Step 3: Designing the infographic

When I design an infographic for a company, I need to know the brand, the messaging, make sure it’s compatible with the website, blog or document. It’s called Promoting with brand infographics.

I have to make boring and tough data in a clever, inventive way.

Step 4: Reviewing the entire infographic. Implementing any changes requested by customers.

It’s my job. Haha.

Step 5: Establishing

In past, I didn’t think of it, my work is only designing an infographic then send email, the next day, my infographic would be on-air, and because these websites are very popular and had a lot of traffic, sometimes it made a viral. Now when I decide I design infographic for myself, my blog, I need to think how to establish my infogarphic, drive traffic, make a viral.

  • Finding what kind of infographic I want to desing : Timely , Related or Evergreen?
  • Establish in infographic market place. Improve SEO ranks by creating and placing infographics online, with the goal of getting other websites to link to them.
  • An optimal file size for easy sharing is about 1MB. This size allows the artwork and text to be crisp and clear without making the website hosting the infographic load too slowly. And it can be viewed on mobile devices.

The most interesting : Engaging Viewers with Animation and Motion

This time I will focus on Interactive Infographic, especially with HTML and CSS, not Flash because Flash file is so heavy and flash is out of date.

If you want to order an infographic, email me and I will make you satisfied. You can see some infographics in My Portfolio – Kani Poly or have a look at my infographic design service.

30 days design challenge – Part 3 – Final

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Yeahhhhh!!! Finally I finish this Challenge. It took me a lot of time and energy, but it’s very fun and I feel I level up, as a Super Saiya. Just kidding, but you know this feeling:

A genius is only a normal person knows how to become a Super Saiya.

You can see 2 previous parts of 30 days design challenge here:

Now, let see my daily challenge from day 21 to day 30

Day 21: Cosmic Abstract with Kani Poly Logo

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Day 22: Dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

It’s my photo. I’m Super Saiya :v

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

Day 23: I don’t know what I should call it :'(. My photo again.

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Day 24: A crab

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Day 25: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Day 26: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

I do it along a tutorial of Diana Toma

Tomato Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Day 27: Portrait Painting

Portrait Photo Into a Painting

Day 28: Fantasy Miniature World in Photoshop


Day 29: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Donut  Kani Poly

Day 30: Vector Painting – Robin – Finalllll <3


Robin Vector Painting

I also record the process I draw it. You can see here

Speed vector painting – Robin



30 days design challenge – Part 2

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The beginning

As you know, I set up a 30 days design challenge for myself and it’s very easy at the beginning. I’m curious and enthusiastic, everyday I design with my heart and T want to make it a good habit – design new thing everyday – train my brand, my eyes and my hands. It’s going well till about the day 15, I had a trip to take pre-wedding photos with my friends (Tung&Tao’s Pre-Wedding ) and I could not design at this day, then 2 days more, I was so tired and lazy. And then day 24, I also miss the deadline… But now I must keep on doing to finish my challenge. And next part, I will write more about what I design everyday, not only show an image – a result, but also the process.

Day 11: I use Brush to create the trees, from trunk, boughs and leaves

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Day 12: Draw text Kani Poly with Watermelon effect

I do it along a tutorial, and it’s very easy but the result is beautiful.

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Day 13: Text POLY with 3d effect

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 Day 14: A logo with a deer

It’s quite simple. If I do it again, I will add more details .

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 Day 15: Turn a photo to oil painting effect

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 Day 16: Money effect

I plan to make a Kani’s Dollar, but it takes a lot of time, and I don’t want to use the American Dollar, so I decide to just make money effect. If I have a chance, I will make Kani’s Dollar.

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Day 17: Use some new effects with photos

They are all my photos. It’s very fun to make new effects with romantic colors like that.

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Day 18: A crab with old effect.

I use bumper and grunge to make this effect. Like a old tattoo.

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Day 19: Retouch my photo

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Day 20: Retouch a photo, movie effect

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30 days design challenge – Part 1

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Phew, at this time, I’m busy as a bee, a stupid bee. And I hate it so much. What I need to do now is focusing on important things, big stones – not small stones or rubbles.

I start 30 days design challenge to create new things everyday, learn and train my design skill.

Day 1: Myself

Use Photoshop to do some manip. Actually, it’s not successful as I hope but I have learn some new adjustment skill in Photoshop.

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Day 2: Text effect

I want the bluer light , this pic is so yellow. Quite interesting when you can create something like that.



Day 3: Universe

It’s a strange experience. I’ve never done this style before, and it’s quite complicated, symetry, colorful.
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Day4: A pet

I use a reference photo of a pub and create vector on Illustrator.


Day 5 : Magic is believing in your self. If you can do that, you can make everything happen.

I do a tutorial and change the quote I want.

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Day 6: Happy new delicious year!

Another text effect.


Day 7: Text effect – Christmas Cake

I think I’ll do it again and make a template or mockup to use it with another shape, logo,.. etc.


Day 8: A cupcake

It’s like digital painting . My cupcake is not similar as a real cupcake but it’s fabulous, right?


Day 9: I don’t know how to call it

But it’s a new experience, again, so interesting, although this texture is not good enough.



Day 10: Lighting and cloud

Hummm, quite hard.