Special Infographic of the Week #9

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As you may know by now, Inspired Magazine is a sucker for data visualization. That’s why we invited Tony Shin – a social media ninja and creative design samurai – to curate the weekly dose of infographics. If you like them as much as we do check out some of the older editions and follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook as well!

Designing The Cereal Box
I typically choose about 4-6 different unique infographics every week for this round-up. However, for this week only, I wanted to really highlight this graphic. If there was only one word I could use to describe designers, it would be ‘detail’. Every color, every line, even every pixel, receives more attention than a naked troll running around in New York City Time Square.

More or less, there’s a certain level of need every designer has to express themselves. Now, when and if that designer heads into the corporate world, it’s a completely different ballgame. In fact, the administrative overhead could be so large, the designer just might pop a vein and quit. This infographic by the Online Graphic Design Degree team illustrates just that. If you’ve heard the term ‘infographic’, you know what it looks like. It’s a design. Yes, there is text within the graphic, but it’s not some Microsoft Word document you can just start typing words into.

As the Internet world becomes more and more full of infographics, the corporate world becomes more and more exposed to them, understanding that an infographic can get their message across. So what do they do? Hire a designer. However, they may have unintentionally stepped into the wrong world. One they may just not have been ready for. Take a look and see how this humorous graphic illustrates exactly what a designer might experience. Heaven forbid.

A double major in Economics and Management from the University of Washington, this Seattle native regularly contributes his work to several other publications. He has moved into social media and creative design in hopes to help lead and innovate the future of information with others. Follow him on twitter: @ohtinytony