What’s it like to attend an Adobe MAX conference? It’s like guest-starring as one of the good fighter pilots on Battlestar Galactica. It’s like a World of Warcraft marathon where Valor Points are awarded in the form of Pringles. It’s like you got zapped back in time just to attend the Bauhaus design school and wear fedoras before they were hipster.
So what’s it like to be invited to speak at an Adobe MAX conference? Well, now Killer Infographics knows the answer to that question. And we’re almost as pumped as when we got that Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
After all, we’re a graphic design agency — Killer Infographics lives and breathes Adobe. So when our co-founders, Amy Balliett and Nick Grant, got an invitation to speak about infographics at Adobe MAX — the conference at the hub of what’s new in design, motion graphics, web development, and much, much more — well, yeah, there might have been a little hyperventilating.
But after designing thousands of infographics, we’ve now got a lot of experience under our belt, particularly when it comes to what works in the world of visual communication and what ultimately falls flat. We’ve worked hard to push to the forefront of our field, and we’re thrilled to be recognized for those efforts.
So at Adobe MAX, we’ll be sharing the love: On the morning of May 7, Nick and Amy will co-present “Infographic Design: Identifying the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” covering the golden rules of infographic design and the top mistakes to avoid when visualizing information.
Infographics have been around a long time, but their popularity has skyrocketed over the past few years, and that means that a lot more people are seeing infographics for the first time. We’ve had to work through the growing pains, too: we’ve learned what’s SEO-friendly and what gets lost in the shuffle; we’ve remastered miles of boring text into muscular visuals; and we’re at the forefront of the burgeoning video infographics field. And we can’t wait to share what we’ve learned.
Of course, there are tons of other reasons to attend Adobe MAX, May 4-8 in Los Angeles. We’ll definitely be checking out presentations from Paula Scher, Jeffrey Zeldman, and Rob Legato (an absolute must), and we’re excited to run into a bunch of new ideas and stellar innovators along the way. But if you happen to be in L.A. on Tuesday, stop in for our presentation — we promise it’ll be killer, since that’s one of our specialties. Though be warned: There might be a little hyperventilating.