Brad Woodard
Brad Woodard is a graphic designer/illustrator who looks for every opportunity to write and share what he has learned. He is well versed in creating infographics and data visualizations, thanks to his former employment at Column Five Media. Currently he works full time doing design and illustration work at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. Brad is an outdoor enthusiast, sports fanatic, and a father/husband.
  • Design & Illustration
    Five Principles to Help Create Your Own Unique Design StylePreview
    What is it about the word "style" that is the cause of so much debate in the design world? There are plenty of designers who share the opinion that having your own niche "look" is required in this field. Others believe that not having a consistent look to your work is more practical in pleasing multiple clients. The problem, is in the thought that style is a complex concept to grasp. Why can't both parties be correct? Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Cut the Clutter, How to Create a Professional Work PortfolioThumbnail
    Creating a personal identity seems to be one of the most difficult tasks for a designer. For some reason, it is infinitely easier determining how others should project themselves. Unfortunately, this is no excuse to have an outdated, unorganized, or overall weak portfolio. Find out how to improve your portfolio at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Add Illustrative Flair to an Infographic Without Compromising DataThumbnail
    Flavoring a project with a little illustrative flair, is a temptation of many who design infographics. After all, you are tasked with taking information and statistics and trying to make people care enough to notice them by visualizing it. But how much is too much when it comes to adding your own personal illustration style in a graphic? And, can your illustration style possibly compromise the very data you wanted to communicate? Illustrations can play a crucial role in an infographic, but you have to make sure they are appropriate to the content and don't steal the show. Here are a few things to keep in mind...Read More…