An Infographic

For one of my final projects, we had to design an infographic or timeline. Since I couldn’t think of any ideas for a timeline, I decided to do an infographic of the migration of monarch butterflies.

I could imagine how to chunk related information, with repeated use of color and graphic elements. I made a simple map showing the path from central Mexico to North America with sidebars explaining the journey for each of the four generations it takes to make this migration. I also included some fun factoids about monarchs, other butterflies, and moths in the bottom sections, which are separated by wavy lines to mimic a butterfly’s flight. For consistency, I used similar colors for headlines, for body copy, boxes and lines.

Please do not print this artwork without my permission. It is available for purchase.

UPDATE: This print is now available for purchase at my Etsy shop, if you’re interested! Let me know if you want a size different than 11″ wide by 14″ high.

I had to do a few new illustrations to complete the story, such as caterpillars, plants and moths. Here are a few:

Luna moth and its caterpillar

luna moth

Luna Moth caterpillar

Cecropia moth and its caterpillar

Cecropia moth

Cecropia caterpillar

I designed this infographic to be poster side, measuring 18″ wide x 24″ tall. My next step is to design the back side so it will fold up into a brochure. (I think it would be cool as an insert in the National Geographic magazine or at a botanical gardens.)

I had so much fun concepting and designing the infographic part of this project, so I’m looking forward to working on the brochure design. Hope I get to do more design projects like this in my creative future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Terri

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