Hello you lot!
So it’s been another eventful couple of weeks and some exciting developments ahead for Jessica Draws, which, I don’t mind telling you now contains more than one person! How amazing is that? The wonderful Dave Morgan, who not only is my very own fiancé but has been working quietly in the background for years sorting out all my technical glitches, building the websites I design and generally being an all round superhero! Now I get to introduce you as Dave and I venture into the wonderful world of animated infographics together. (As well as married life…are we nuts?)
Anyhoo, the story begins a few weeks ago when Dave went skipping off to an After Effects course in Cardiff centre and learnt so much about the software that we’ve (well, he has) begun building our very first animated infographic, based on a static version I had already created. I don’t mind telling you but it’s looking pretty snazzy already! Gone is the time where Dave quietly works on in the background for free with no praise or recognition so please head over to twitter and follow him! He’s @waviograves which incidentally used to be what we called the wonderful world of Jessica Draws a long time ago. In the meantime we will be updating the website to include a bio of Dave and change all terms referring to “me” or “I” to “We” and “Us”. Isn’t he a lucky guy?
Dave and I have become quite obsessed (in a good way) about infographic design and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great organisations on their infographics. There’s also a few commissions already in the bag for the near future and I can’t wait to show you but it’s all a secret for now. I must be good and keep my mouth shut! The latest work which I’m here to show you today was inspired by a seminar and networking event I visited last week presented by Pogo Digital. It was really eye opening, all about the benefits of social media for your business. We learnt a lot and stuck around after to meet some fabulous people but the one thing stuck in my head. It was an animated infographic he showed us on YouTube which contained some amazing, somewhat mind blowing facts about social media. It wasn’t a particularly well designed or engaging piece but the statistics were really powerful. And so I decided to create my own static version, hopefully better designed to communicate the points. I hope you enjoy reading it… “The Social Media Revolution”
If you’d like to see more of my infographics in the future please click on the link in the tweet below and follow my profile on Visual.ly
Here it is: Brand new infographic design up and viewable! Check it out! The Social Media Revolution | Visual.ly – bit.ly/ZlRhYX
— Jessica Draws (@JessicaDraws) March 8, 2013
I don’t know about you but I continually meet individuals and business that are ignoring the power of social media. It doesn’t matter what I try and say to persuade them it’s not going to happen if they have already made their mind up that it’s not for them. But most of the time, they’ve decided it’s not for them because they don’t understand the power it can have and the impact it can have on a business, any business.
There are lots of these social media infographics about and it’s a good job too! Shoving all this amazing information into peoples faces they should eventually get the message. We hope! And if not, well there will be more room for there competitors on twitter
I really enjoyed designing this. Without the constraints of another organizations brand guidelines I was able to add a bit of my own illustrative style more prominently and I hope it adds a more humorous edge to the serious information.
Bye for now!