Creating professional graphics

in the simplest, easiest way possible

Created by Tom Johnson / @tomjohnson

Text alone can be boring

Text without graphics lacks appeal.

Visuals are an incredible tool

Ideas are harder to explain without drawing.

But we aren't artists!

Creating professional-looking graphics is hard, right?

Step 1: Embrace minimalism

Follow minimalist design principles to avoid distraction.

Minimalism focuses attention

The line drawing reduces cognitive load, focuses attention.

Step 2: Use the Noun Project

Use The Noun Project for convenience or inspiration.

Step 3: Build a graphics library

Re-use the same graphics components for other visuals.


Tom Johnson