I recently added a new feature page here on the Cool Infographics blog called Cool Jobs. The Jobs page is open for anyone to post freelance, part-time and full-time opportunities for data visualization and infographic designers. Posting an opening on the Jobs page is FREE, and you should include a job description, a link to the opportunity, and contact information in the main body of your post.
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Voice over actors give life to animation works, enlighten us through film narration and bring energy to radio commercials. The industry is estimated to be worth $12.3 billion worldwide, and is growing because of new digital mediums such as mobile radio, apps with audio podcasting. If you’re interested in voice acting, learn the 11 steps to voice-over success in this amazing infographic.
This design combines a process flow, some data visualizations, some illustrations and text descriptions in an easy to follow layout. The large colored blocks for each step resemble following a board game path to make it simple for the reader to follow the process.
I think the design could have reduced the amount text much further. I think there’s too much detail included to be quick to digest for the readers. At the bottom there should have been the URL link to the original, full-size infographic (in addition to the Voices.com front page) and a copyright statement.
This design visualizes an 11-step process, and a good comparison would be the 10-step process design for How Affiliate Marketing Works I designed last year. My approach was to give the reader the basics of the process, and then let them go to the website to get more details. This design attempts to give the reader more complete information about each step of the process. What do you think?
Thanks to Ashley for sending in the link!
StartUpHire, with support from the National Venture Capital Association, is releasing a new infographic today depicting 2011 hiring data for startups. What’s the biggest take away? While most of the country is still sluggish on job creation, startups face the opposite problem- a glut of open technical jobs.
36 percent of all open jobs at startups last year were engineering or technical jobs. However, those two sectors saw only 15 percent of the overall applicant pool trying to fill those positions. This supports evidence of an ever-tightening market for specific skills out there, and the need to keep developing and attracting qualified talent to young startup companies remains critical.
I think if the country wants to know who holds the best hope for meaningful economic growth, we need look no further than our own home grown, innovative, and passionate startup ecosystem.
This is an interesting story to tell, and an infographic is a great way to do it. In a down economy with higher unemployment, there are certain job sectors that still aren’t getting enough qualified candidates!
Obviously, everyone assumes there are startup jobs in California (in Silicon Valley), but the map clearly shows startup positions that have been filled across the country. Visually, the size of the state callout boxes and text seems to imply how big the numbers or for each state; however, that’s not the case and it’s misleading the reader. Massachusetts had a higher number of job posts than Texas, but the callout text is much smaller.
The circle sizes in Job Posts by Industry appear accurate, which is where many designs make mistakes. I also like the Areas of Expertise chart, and how the positions are arranged along the X-axis in order of the disparity between open positions and the number of applicants. That conveys an additional level of information to the reader.
I was disappointed to see the last couple of statistics in the design didn’t get the data visualization treatment. Show a visualization of 27% and give the 502 number some visual context to show how big that number actually is. The URL for the original infographic is included at the bottom, but there should also be a copyright statement in the design.
Thanks to Robin for sending in the link!
What do CIOs rank as their biggest IT aches and pains? What are the average salaries of employees within IT departments? What is the impact of ITtention Deficit - the inability to focus on your core business? Find out in this infographic from ViaWest.
I really like this design, but the data visualizations need help. It’s obviously a promotional piece for ViaWest, but there’s nothing wrong with using an infographic that way. They have also made a high-resolution PDF available.
The story reads very easily from top-to-bottom with clearly separated sections. The icons for each sections are also amusing and keep the overall tone light-hearted.
The only issues I have with the design are the data visualizations.
- Don’t put 51% on top of a bunch of people icons, and not highlight 51% of the icons to go along with the numerical value.
- The two bars showing the data created before and after 2009 are actually two parts of the whole 100%, so this should be shown as a stacked bar. Why is this shown as two separate bars?
- Both of the office tower icon visuals in ITrauma would be easier to understand if they were a single row of building icons. The 93% is hard to understand visually since you can’t visually tell that 13% of the last building is shaded. In fact, it doesn’t look to me like the last building is shaded properly.
- At the bottom, there should be a copyright statement
- The design should also include the URL to find the original, high-resolution image on the ViaWest site so when people see this infographic shared on other sites, they can find the original.
Thanks to Todd for sending in the link!
Fat paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and over 70,000 jobs ready to be filled — these employers offer dream workplaces. Like Google, which reclaims the top spot this year to become a three-time champion. Meet this year’s top 100, network with the winners on LinkedIn, and more.
In the latest issue of Fortune Magazine.
This is a great Bubble Map visualization that shows the reader three different dimension of information: Job growth (or loss), total company employees and total job applications over the course of the last year.
I do wish that all of the bubbles had been identified in the infographic. There are many company bubbles unmarked, but the reader assumes they are a part of the Top 100 list. Just my personal preference, but I would have used the company logos instead of text to identify the bubbles too.
Head over to Nicolas’ site to see the full-size version:
Salary Science builds on the information from Jim Hopkinson’s book, Salary Tutor, and the SalaryTutor.com site. Designed by Shaun Sanders, the infographic is not actually from the book. Instead, it shares information that goes above and beyond the book, as a great way to build awareness and help promote the book.
Jim has also published an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the infographic on his blog: How to create a viral infographic to market your brand. You learn about his planning process, the infographic design cycle that Shaun goes through and see early images of the infographic taking shape.
I really appreciate some of the design choices they made along the way, and think the infographic is a super way to attract interest and promote Jim’s brand. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the book on Amazon as well. A must-read in my library.
What a great idea! Kite Consultants designed this infographic job posting, Recruit-O-Graphic, as an innovative way to visualize the job requirements and to show some aspects of working for Kite. What would have been a long, wordy job posting is now fun and easy to read. You also get a great sense of the company culture and attitude.
I’m definitely doing something like this for InfoNewt when it’s time to recruit!
Thanks to Sebastiaan for sending in the link!
Silicon Valley earns its famous reputation not just from the fortunes that entrepreneurs create, but also from the high-paying careers available to tech-savvy employees. However, the area is also known for its incredibly high cost of living. Is working in the Valley really worth it? And how much can you expect to make in the nation’s most celebrated tech scene?
This one uses some simple visualizations, but it does a good job of putting the data and the company logos right into the charts. I would have liked to see one more visualization showing a conclusion that the higher salaries do cover the higher cost of living or not.
Thanks to Jarred for sending in the link!
The 2011 SAP Salary Survey is a new (tall) infographic InfoNewt (my company) designed for Panaya, a software-as-a-service company that provides upgrade automation to SAP customers. The team at Panaya runs this survey annually to gather information about SAP professionals, and shares it publicly as a source of valuable information to current and future clients.
In 2011, the number of participants more than doubled to over 800. So, while as an online survey it should be taken with a grain of salt, we believe it is more representative of current realities. We tried to focus on issues that are of interest to the global SAP community versus regional issues.
- Are Europeans earning more than Americans? (Hint: No)
- Is there gender bias among SAP professionals?
- Is there a correlation between education and pay level?
- What are the top paying jobs?
- What is the outlook for 2011?
You can read the detailed report here.
The infographic is only a top-level summary of the detailed report, and gives Panaya a great way to build awareness and share the survey results broadly with the online community.