The Tremendo.us/ness Blog

Here’s where we announce passion projects, talk about our business, show sneak peeks of client work, post weekly link roundups, talk design and infographics, celebrate obscure holidays, and share anything else that comes to mind.

Storytelling with data: Improve your data presentations to communicate effectively

By Bill Keaggy

Your data has a story to tell. Sometimes, it’s known or obvious. But other times, as you begin to dig into it, you find an entirely new or unexpected story. Here’s how to make the most of it using visual storytelling.

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8/14/19 1:51 PM

illustration, Infographics, storytelling, visual thinking, data, information design, presentation, Data visualization, visual storytelling, visualization

Iteration, iteration, iteration... exultation!

By Bill Keaggy

Some infographic projects go so smoothly you wonder if you missed something. Some are more of a challenge.

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8/13/19 8:35 AM

Infographics, napkin, blueprint, process, tremendousness, visual thinking, clients, information design, visualization

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #177 (hello Christina!)

By Christina Wang

Today you get 10 cool links and an introduction Christina Wang, one of our summer interns!

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8/9/19 8:45 AM

The Tremendous 10

Scribblings from New Jersey

By W. Scott Matthews

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP) Conference at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

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8/8/19 8:24 AM

art, Live sketching, drawing, questions, graphic recording, conference, graffiti

Aligning questions to visuals

By Ted May

If you align your design to the questions you’re asking, you can create powerful visual storytelling communications.

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8/6/19 8:20 AM

concept, discovery, visuals, Live sketching, visual storytelling, questions, visualization

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #176

By Bill Keaggy

Back at it with 10 links to make you think.

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8/2/19 8:07 AM

The Tremendous 10

5 1/2 tips for better creativity

By W. Scott Matthews

First things first: surround yourself with people who inspire you.

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7/29/19 7:54 AM

napkin, art, collaboration, creativity, process, people, goals

Reel life — tips for cutting animation highlight reels

By Darrick Hays

Cutting together a highlight reel of recent work is daunting; you may find yourself asking, “How can I possibly distill all the cool stuff I made over the past year or two down to just ONE MINUTE?! It’s easier than you might think.

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7/25/19 7:30 AM

reel, animation, Animation & video, tips, video, visual thinking, Company news, visual storytelling, marketing

Color me impressed: 10 ways to pick a color palette

By Bill Keaggy

In design, working with color is both an art and a science. So much is involved: there’s intuition, physics, electromagnetic radiation, algorithms, taste, culture, philosophy… But how do you create cohesive color palettes? Where do you start? Luckily, there are lots of different ways.

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7/23/19 8:55 AM

Design, color, branding, palette

Markers, murder, and mayhem—the perils of visual metaphors

By Ted May

We use visual metaphors a lot. They're a powerful way to make a point quickly and many easily lend themselves to fun, illustrative treatments. However, they can be tricky to work with. I recently had to call on past experience to get me out of a sticky metaphor dilemma.

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7/22/19 7:52 AM

session, clients, Live sketching, visual storytelling, visualization, metaphor

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