The infohackit course was really game-changing for me. I had long wanted to try digital design but had never taken the plunge or had opportunity to explore the techniques until attending this course. Peter’s friendly and thoughtful teaching style means that you can follow along each workshop easily (from anywhere) and you find yourself eagerly continuing example projects in your own time to keep developing new skills. Peter’s background in graphic design is really helpful for understanding the principles behind the techniques you learn, and the course really does change the way you visualise concepts. After attending all of the workshops, I looked forward to creating a poster for a conference and was able to create a piece that won a prize. However, the course also gave me the confidence to explore graphical design away from my research and use my newfound illustration skills for other science communication projects – a field I am pursuing as a career. What better legacy can a course have than inspiring people to share science in a creative way.
Charlotte, University of Birmingham