5 Infographic Styles and Templates for Making Them

5 Infographic Styles and Templates for Making Them
March 18, 2018 Elisa Chavez

Infographics are some of the most powerful visual marketing tools out there. But if you haven’t made one before, they might seem a little bit daunting with all of those numbers, lines, and metrics. And they can also involve pie charts, which, frankly, are quite distracting right before lunch.

At ease, PicMonkeyers. There’s a wide world of infographics out there, many of which are downright simple to make. Today, we’re gonna introduce you to a few flavors of sleek, good-lookin’ infographics that are all 100% doable in PicMonkey, your new favorite infographics maker.

But first, let’s give you the quick-n-dirty lowdown on just how to create infographics yourself:

  1. Browse our infographic templates til you find one that you like.
  2. Swap out text, colors, images, and anything else you want to personalize.
  3. Share it!

And away we go.

Simple column infographics

Simple column infographic

Let’s say you’ve got a list of facts and figures that you’d like to share with the world. Or maybe you’re evaluating whether a set of statements are true or false. In that case, building an infographic around simple columns will make your intel easy to understand.

Less is more, in infographics as in so many aspects of life. More examples of this type of infographic:

At a glance infographics

Donuts at a glance infographic

Infographics are excellent vehicles for any kind of information that benefits from being shared visually, whether it’s a statistic, a quick tutorial, or little-known historical facts about, you know, anything.

The kinds of infographics we’ll call at-a-glance graphics are especially handy when you want to convey information that is maddeningly difficult to put into words, but clicks instantly when you have an image. For instance, the above infographic concisely describes various types of delicious donut, which not only makes mouths water, but saves time!

Think outside the graph with other at-a-glance infographics:

Linear progression

Linear progression infographic

If the information you want to present is chronological, try a linear progression infographic. These types of graphics are easy to design, since their most basic form is built around a sequence of events.

More examples of timeline (and road map) infographics:

Flowchart infographics

Flowchart infographic

Indecisive? Need some help with that? Enter the flowchart: the infographic that can lead you to multiple outcomes.

Flowcharts don’t have to be complicated — you can make a simple and effective one with circles and arrows from our Graphics tab. Add your text, and you’re done. The cool thing is that you can use the same format to get totally complex.

More examples of flowcharts:

Comparison infographics

Venn diagram or comparison infographic

What better way to compare two things than with an infographic that pits them against each other? Fight, fight, fight!

Okay, you don’t have to get quite so competitive about it, but still, we love us some comparisons.

One simple way to set up a comparative infographic is to make a Venn diagram. Overlapping circles add a little bit of nuance, allowing you to highlight similarities between items being compared as well as differences. So grab a couple of circles from our graphics tab, arrange them so there’s some overlap, adjust the colors and fades, and add your content. Amazing! Too bad you didn’t have PicMonkey in middle school math class.

Pro tip: For a Venn diagram that’s as colorful as it is informative, start with two colored circle graphics and set the fade to 50%. You’ll see the area where they overlap as a third color.

More comparison infographics:

 

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Elisa Chavez
Elisa Chavez is a content writer here at PicMonkey, where she hopes to change the world one dinosaur selfie at a time. She is also a nationally ranked slam poet, champion shopper, and doting dog mama.