professional-graph-design

5 tips for professional graph design

As businesses become more and more data-driven, so it follows that the professional graph design, charts and visualisations that communicate this data are more important than ever. Data is everywhere in our daily lives. We see it being presented in so many slick and attractive ways, on fitness trackers, weather apps, software dashboards, even TV […]

3 things we’ve learnt so far

It’s been almost four years since we started NWC Design. From the outset, we were very clear in our minds about the type of culture that we wanted for the business and how we would create it. We saw it as growing through how we worked, who we worked with and through our own behaviour […]

We’ve grown! Introducing Creative Director Dom Bartram

Earlier this month we welcomed our newest member of the team, Dom Bartram, who worked with Director Non Wood previously at a Cheshire-based design agency. Dom joins the team as Creative Director, and brings with him a wealth of experience across a range of design applications. He has specific knowledge and experience in information design […]

5 reasons why infographic designs are perfect for internal communications

We work with many large businesses and organisations who use infographics to communicate reports and research in a way that makes complex matters easier to understand. As a result, their audiences, including clients and key stakeholders, are more engaged and interested their activities. As our relationships with clients develop, we understand more about their cultures […]

The science of infographic design

We love the challenge of using our knowledge of how the brain works and the design principles that stimulate it to solve the problem of presenting complex information so that it becomes more easily digestible and more memorable. The process of unravelling reams of data and creating a visual narrative that tells the story uncovered […]

10 ways to visualise your online content

From news articles and blogs, to tweets and eBooks – these days, we’re reading (or at least skimming) so much more than we’ve ever done before. Today, the average American consumes 15.5 hours of media every day. This is up from 11 hours in 2008, and 13.6 hours in 2012. And as people consume more, […]

An Interview with Peter Lippitt

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing fellow designer Peter Lippitt of Peter Scarks Design about his journey into infographic design, how he creates his work and what advice he would give to clients looking for an infographic designer. Here’s what he had to say: Can you tell me a bit about your career/education […]

How to show multiple datasets

A little something I’ve been working on whilst waiting for some content through for client projects. I wanted to play around with showing 3 data sets on the same chart. Why didn’t I go into Petroleum Engineering?!

Book Review: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte

Slide:ology is a reference book covering much more than just presentations. It details visual storytelling development for the layperson as well as the designer. Containing guidance on conceptual thinking, inspirational ideas and case studies the book helps readers to think outside the box and create presentations or graphics that are highly compelling for the audience.  ….. […]

3-step design process to guaranteeing client buy-in

Some clients find it very hard to imagine the design you’ll create. Often they aren’t able to visualize a project and feel nervous about the end result, leading to delays and difficult relationships. One of the most important characteristics of a successful designer is the ability to instill a sense of confidence and vision in […]