One of the challenges faced by today’s graphic designers is the task of illustrating large amounts of data in a succinct manner. Infographics can help display data without resorting to the use of onerous tables and charts.

Piktochart is one of the first web-based tools I started using regularly when it was released in 2012. It is extremely easy to use and provides many helpful templates to help the user create a visually balanced, clear and legible infographic.


Piktochart has a simple interface that allows users to create high-quality infographics online without any software downloads. It is also an excellent tool for student projects, and it includes such features and data-driven charts and interactivity in web graphics. The free version of Piktochart limits some of the file export features but otherwise allows the user to create infographics quickly and download an image to insert in documents, slideshows and websites.  Students can upload their own images to include in the graphics or they can choose from a large library of clipart.

I frequently introduced Piktochart by showing students an introductory graphic made for the online version of Web and Mobile Design - JASS  303.  Note the branding at the bottom of the image. The free version of Piktochart includes the logo on all images. For paying subscribers to Piktochart, there is no logo or branding at the bottom of the infographics.

If you are looking for an easy to use infographic maker for class projects, I highly recommend Piktochart.