I started out by making some logos and creating some graphs. It wasn't until after I had nearly completed this assignment that I found out that Adobe Illustrator has graphing tools, so the pie graph and bar graph that I made for my infographic was done using the Apple Inc. "Grapher" application, which I then pasted in and traced. Probably the more complicated way to do it, but hey, it worked. I didn't know exactly what I would use for the layout of my infographic, so I went right ahead and made, using Illustrator, all the possible icons and graphs I thought I might need, including an "art table" set up which I originally sketched out in my initial process.
I then tried out some different layouts, working out hierarchy and making sure that everything fit nicely and spaciously within the piece.
Layout 3 - Final