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5W Academy - Information Graphics and Data Visualization Workshop in San Francisco - March 2020

Infographics and Data Visualization Workshop - San Francisco, CA - March 19-20, 2020


Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Infographics and Data Visualization Workshop - San...

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Following the success of previous workshops in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., we are pleased to announce a new 5W ACADEMY workshop in San Francisco.

This two-day workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the creation of infographics and data visualization. With a mix of theory and practice, the workshop is aimed at professionals and students interested in developing the skills to produce engaging, insightful visual storytelling with their content.

We will learn how to gather and prepare data, the Do’s and Dont’s of working with numerical information and charts, and the principles of visual hierarchy, color, typography, illustration, and narrative to create impactful infographics.

Attendees will sketch out infographics, storyboard motion graphics and create/publish their interactive data visualizations and web maps with the help of Tableau Public and Flourish. The class will discuss multiple award-winning projects and offer an overview of essential tools and strategies for creating engaging infographics and data visualization.



LEARN from past and current examples to understand  the relevance of infographics and data visualization in visual storytelling.

JUDGE AND CHOOSE the best sources, data types, and visual formats for your projects.

CONCEPTUALIZE, plan, sketch, and design engaging infographics with multiple elements for print and online audiences.

ENHANCE your graphics narrative with well edited text to present a clear message.

PLAN OR STORYBOARD interactive graphics and learn the fundamentals of producing animated and interactive graphics

EXPAND your knowledge about the most-up-to-date tools and resources available to create infographics and data visualizations.




1. The role of infographics and data visualization in visual storytelling

2. Using charts

3. Using maps

4. Infographics design: layout, color, and type

5. Hands-on group exercise: sketching out a print infographic with multiple elements



6. Creativity and Styles

7. Online / interactive infographics

8. Hands-on: creating interactive graphics and maps in Tableau and Flourish

9. Hands-on group exercise: designing interactive graphics and animations

10. Efficient workflows


See a detailed workshop schedule HERE



PAYMENT - Payments are processed through using a credit card. If you or your organization prefer to make a booking through an invoice process (electronic payment transfer or check) please email to process your registration.

CLASS SIZE - The class size is typically around 25-30 people.

TIMES - We’ll start at 9:30 am and finish around 5:00 pm. There will be breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions and a lunch break of around 50 minutes.

LAPTOPS - You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop with Tableau Public installed. We'll use the computer to research data for exercises and to create interactive graphics. No other technical prerequisites exist. Power points will be available for charging.

REFRESHMENTS - Coffe and pastries or light snacks will be available on arrival and during breaks. Lunch is on your own. The venue is located with convenient access to multiple food establishments.

STUDENT CANCELLATIONS - 100% refunds are offered for cancellations UNLESS the event is less than 20 days away in which case a 50% refund will be offered. 

EVENT CANCELLATIONS - If the event needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances you will be offered a 100% refund. Refunds will be limited to registration costs: 5W Infographic LLC is not liable for any other costs incurred, such as travel or lodging.

Have questions about Infographics and Data Visualization Workshop - San Francisco, CA - March 19-20, 2020? Contact 5W ACADEMY

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655 Montgomery St
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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We believe in sharing the best ideas on information design and the creative process. 5W Academy aims to be at the center of a discussion that helps elevate the quality of the craft and its integrity by developing useful education programs, workshops and conferences for all those interested in this exciting field. We have over 15 years of experience helping people and companies to communicate better. Let us know how we can help you.



Juan and Samuel Velasco founded 5W Infographics in 2001. 5W is an award-winning design and consulting company that specializes in information-driven projects. Today, we have offices in New York, Washington D.C. and Madrid (Spain)

Juan Velasco was the Art Director of National Geographic magazine from 2008 to 2014. Previous to National Geographic, he worked as a graphics artist for El Mundo (Spain) and as the Graphics Art Director for The New York Times.

Samuel Velasco was one of the original founders of the daily newspaper El Mundo (Madrid), in 1989, whose art department quickly became the center of the "boom" of infographics in Europe. Once in the U.S., Samuel became an Art Director at Fortune magazine.

5W Infographics has won hundreds of international awards for its work on information design. Clients include The New York Times, National Geographic, Time magazine, Fortune, The Economist, Le Monde, The Smithsonian Museums and The National Academy of Sciences, among others.


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