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Amy Balliett

Visual Minute Week 3: Dennis Keeley

While attending SXSW this year, my Creative Director and I attended a session entitled “The Rise of the Visual Strategist.” Led by Dennis Keeley and Peter Krogh, this was by far one of the most interesting sessions on the Interactive track. Both Keeley and Krogh are experts in the world of visual content and discussed how visual language has become the expected mode of communication among younger generations. Given their experience, I met up with them after…

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Visual Minute Week 2: Lance Ulanoff

Lance Ulanoff is the former Editor-in-Chief of PCMag and the current Chief Correspondent of Mashable. We caught up with him at this year’s SXSW to talk about visual communication. As tech expert and Mashable Chief Correspondent, Lance comes across a great deal of visual media on a regular basis. Because of this, we felt that he was one of the best people to ask “What makes visual content worth paying attention to?” Checkout his answer…

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Introducing The Visual Minute: A Video Series About Visual Content

What makes visual content worth paying attention to? Take a moment to think about this question. Both online and offline, we live in a world where visual communication is not only the fastest method of connecting with an audience, but also the most preferred. Now more than ever, producing great visual content is a must for brands seeking to build relationships with their customers. But what makes visual content great in the first place? Why…

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Infographics Fundamentals: Our New Course on Lynda.com

For years, our team at Killer has been a huge fan of Lynda.com because of the great design courses they provide. Last week, we pivoted from fan to participant with the launch of our first Lynda course: Infographics Fundamentals. This 5-part online class focuses on helping designers understand the basics of infographic design, allowing them to master the art and offer visual communication solutions to their own clients. The course begins with an explanation of the foundation of…

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Looking Beyond Infographics at AdobeMAX

Last week, my business partner Nick Grant and I had the privilege of presenting at AdobeMAX for the 3rd year in a row. Our presentation focused on looking beyond infographics to recognize the future of visual communication. Over the 5 years since we launched Killer Infographics, an entire industry has evolved around delivering information through infographics, motion graphics, and interactive content among other things. This visual storytelling industry has only just begun, and last week we got the…

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We’re Going to SXSW 2016 and Need Your Help

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In March of this year, members of the Killer Infographics team attended SXSW for the very first time. Held every year in Austin, Texas, SXSW is one of the premier events for music, film, and technology. For the 2015 conference, we had the privilege of working directly with the SXSW staff to design a poster-sized guide for attendees and a series of mini infographics for the Interactive portion of the program. After months of designing, we were excited…

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3 Ways to Learn at Conferences Beyond the Sessions

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Each year, online marketers from around the world descend on Seattle for a 2-day, intensive conference and networking event called SMXAdvanced. SMX, which stands for Search Marketing Expo, is the industry’s leading educational event filled with sessions focused on different levels of expertise. The Seattle event targets seasoned online marketers who are hoping to take their skills to the next level by attending sessions hosted by industry leaders such as Rand Fishkin, Danny Sullivan, Bruce Clay, and more….

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Meet the Makers: A Killer look into SIC 2014

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Seattle is a great hub for technology and innovation. With companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Adobe calling Seattle home, it is no surprise that there are a few events to celebrate and share Seattle’s thriving tech culture. One event in particular, the Seattle Interactive Conference (or SIC for short) is widely known for bringing together some of the brightest minds in the tech industry for a chance to present, inspire, and network. In the past,…

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Adobe MAX: The Must-Visit Creative Conference!

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As one of the major brands in the field of creative design, it is no wonder that Adobe holds one of the biggest creative conferences in the world. Since its debut in 2003, Adobe MAX has featured some of the creative industry’s best and brightest minds sharing their knowledge through immersive workshops and presentations. In addition to the speakers, attendees can always look forward to a preview of upcoming Adobe products as well. Learning from…

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3 Things We’ve Learned about Improving Company Culture

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Unique to every company is the culture that is nourished through constant interaction between coworkers, employees, and management. Killer Infographics’s co-founders, Amy and Nick, recognized early on that they wanted to build a company with a unique working environment — one that not only encouraged creative people to bolster their individual skill sets, but inspired productive collaboration across all company verticals. But maintaining a healthy office culture requires constant attention and smart strategizing. We haven’t…

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