Visualizing a landfill conversion
December 27, 2006
Working as a graphic designer for a news organization sometimes means venturing into unexpected situations, such as climbing a giant mound of garbage while interviewing an expert about the viable conversion of the acreage beneath our feet into a flourishing public park.
About the process
- Research and Interviews: To ensure the accuracy and depth of the information portrayed in the infographic, I conducted extensive research. Interviews with experts were crucial in gathering insights into sustainable practices planned by Sarasota County for this project. Their knowledge shaped the narrative and eventually communicated through visuals.
- Source Material Gathering: The next step was to transform raw data and rudimentary diagrams from the county’s plan into visuals that would resonate with the audience. I used the provided source materials to create illustrations that vividly depicted the various aspects of the landfill conversion process.
- 3D Modeling: Creating vivid representations of critical mechanisms installed beneath the visible surface allowed viewers to grasp how the county could accomplish such a transformation of land use.
- Layout & Design: Balancing information with aesthetics, the design aimed to guide the viewer through the narrative.
- HTML/SVG Markup: Taking the project further, I transformed this infographic for my portfolio from a static image designed for newspaper printing to a responsive web graphic. Leveraging HTML, CSS, and SVG markup, the design adapts to various screen sizes and devices, ensuring an optimal viewing experience for diverse audiences.