In 2016, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council finished a study of 26 local composting systems. As their 2016 Annual Report states, “The Dishing the Dirt project experimented with a variety of composting options to identify which methods work best for different kinds of households and green-minded businesses. The end goal was to create simple recommendations to help people pick a compost method that works well for their situation.”
Taking the results of the report and input from SWRC’s staff, I designed a comprehensive infographic for SWRC – it had to attract viewers, and distill the report’s results into a format that helped consumers make a decision as to which composting method was right for them. It also had to be designed with a budget in mind, so I used stock vector illustrations for part of the infographic (people and miscellaneous small items) and created custom vector illustrations for other parts (houses and composting examples).
The infographic was produced in two formats: a long printed piece for tradeshow and in-person use (above), and a mobile format with individual panels for use on the City of Saskatoon’s website (below).