14 October

A Motion Graphic Composer Abroad

A Motion Graphic Composer Abroad

Think about your favorite movie of all time. What does it sound like? We’re willing to bet that the soundtrack and the ambient music playing throughout the movie made a huge difference in how you felt from the opening scenes to the closing credits. That’s why it’s no surprise that original music can have a […]

13 October

Meet the Makers: A killer look into SIC 2014

Meet the Makers: A killer look into SIC 2014

Seattle is a great hub for technology and innovation. With companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Adobe calling Seattle home, it is no surprise that there are a few events to celebrate and share Seattle’s thriving tech culture. One event in particular, the Seattle Interactive Conference (or SIC for short) is widely known for bringing together […]

2 October

Adobe MAX – The Must-Go-To Creative Conference!

Adobe MAX – The Must-Go-To Creative Conference!

As one of the major brands in the field of creative design, it is no wonder that Adobe holds one of the biggest creative conferences in the world. Since its debut in 2003, Adobe MAX has featured some of the creative industry’s best and brightest minds sharing their knowledge through immersive workshops and presentations. In […]

25 September

Company culture spotlight: Meet the team of Killer Infographics

Company culture spotlight: Meet the team of Killer Infographics

Behind every successful company is a talented team of individuals, each with their own unique skill set and talents. New team members shouldn’t just have great work experience and scholastic merit, they should fit within the company culture. With fewer than 30 employees, Killer Infographics is a unique collective of illustrators, writers, gamers, and most […]

12 August

Shark Week: 3 Killer Tips for Content Marketing

Shark Week: 3 Killer Tips for Content Marketing

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Shark Week is here! Fans all around will be tuning in for all the carnage and slow-mo reels of one of the deep’s most terrifying beasts. Likewise, it is no surprise that this is a highly anticipated event for many businesses as well. Many brands will be […]

22 July

Employee Spotlight: Nic Hartmann

Employee Spotlight: Nic Hartmann

As part of our employee spotlight series we want to introduce the world to Nic Hartmann. Nic brings a vast knowledge of animation and design to the motion graphics department to help propel the team out of this stratosphere! Not to mention, he is a beautifully talented mariachi karaoke singer as well. Have fun learning […]

17 June

A Hip Badge Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator CS6

A Hip Badge Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator CS6

The company logo is the most important piece of marketing and branding material for any company. The first interaction a customer has with a company is almost always viewing the brand logo, even if the customer does not realize it. Corporation logos have evolved over time to keep up with market and consumer trends. Designing […]

10 June

Using the Right Hashtag

Using the Right Hashtag

The secret is out, folks – hashtags get results. Whether you’re a business professional attempting to build brand recognition or just the average Joe with an affinity toward silly cat photos, the hashtag has completely changed the way we communicate across nearly all media. They help muffle the noise produced by hundreds-of-millions ofactive social media […]

21 May

3 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

3 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

In the startup world, there is no easy road to success. In most cases, startups and other small companies will discover that the first stages of a new venture are riddled with many different types of challenges and obstacles to overcome. To be successful, a company must not only provide a quality service or product; […]

17 May

Meet Lucy Weiland, KIG’s Content Master

Meet Lucy Weiland, KIG’s Content Master

One of the best parts of our job is getting to know our clients, so we’d like to give our blog readers a chance to get to know who’s designing our infographics, writing our content, and promoting our designs. Let’s start with one of the first employees who joined Killer Infographics. Name: Lucy Weiland Title: […]

13 May

A Quick GeekWire Awards 2014 Recap

A Quick GeekWire Awards 2014 Recap

Another GeekWire Awards has come and gone, but we’re still a little starstruck after this year’s presentation. We were so proud that GeekWire offered us the opportunity to design “Seattle: A History of Innovation,” the motion graphic above, to kick off the event presentation. Our whole team was there to watch the motion graphic premiere […]

7 May

A Killer Intro to the 2014 GeekWire Awards

A Killer Intro to the 2014 GeekWire Awards

  Get ready, folks! It’s time again for the best startup event in Seattle. For the third consecutive year the GeekWire Awards will be taking place at the EMP Museum, located in the heart of Seattle. Celebrating the startup community in Seattle and surrounding Pacific Northwest, the GeekWire Awards is the event to be at […]

30 April

3 Things We’ve Learned about Improving Company Culture

3 Things We’ve Learned about Improving Company Culture

Unique to every company is the culture that is nourished through constant interaction between coworkers, employees, and management. Killer Infographics’s co-founders, Amy and Nick, recognized early on that they wanted to build a company with a unique working environment — one that not only encouraged creative people to bolster their individual skill sets, but inspired […]

28 April

Strategies for Marketing Your Motion Graphic

Strategies for Marketing Your Motion Graphic

The History Of Vaccines from Killer Infographics on Vimeo. Motion graphics are exploding in popularity on the web — which means that a lot of marketers are integrating motion graphics into their online campaigns for the first time. But what are the best strategies for online marketing using motion graphics? We asked one of our […]

3 April

5 Tips for Bringing Your Puppy to the Office

5 Tips for Bringing Your Puppy to the Office

Seattle has got to be one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country. Yelp lists about 94 doggie daycares in and around Seattle, but just as often, you’ll see people bringing their dogs and cats to work. One of the top benefits of working at small companies and startups like app development company 47 […]

15 October

From Indonesia With Dysentery, Part 3 of 3

From Indonesia With Dysentery, Part 3 of 3

The two-week race was a blur of breakdowns, police encounters, briberies, hospitable Indonesians, collisions, and, above all, adventure. Röta loved to hate us. She broke down every other hour, but we fell in love each time she rose to the occasion, started up, and carried us over mountains, through jungles, and across the country – […]

14 October

From Indonesia with Dysentery, Part 2 of 3

From Indonesia with Dysentery, Part 2 of 3

Christening our ride was the primary objective. “Rot” is German for “red”; “roto,” Spanish for “broken”. Being the terminally ill, red beauty she was, it took but 30 seconds of discussion to agree on calling her “Röta.” I suppose if we were seeking linguistic accuracy, the name should really have been “Röto,” but Röta is […]

4 October

From Indonesia With Dysentery, Part 1 of 3

From Indonesia With Dysentery, Part 1 of 3

Employee Spotlight: Get to Know Josh Miles, a Notorious KIG! One year ago, I set off on what was going to be the most ridiculous, dangerous, and exciting month of my life. Here’s part one of a three-part series chronicling the adventure: It only took a few beers before I foolheartedly accepted an offer to […]

1 October

What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

When researching infographics, using reputable sources is a must… well it’s a must if you want to ensure quality. At Killer Infographics, we spend a lot of our time on government websites like census.gov gathering data and information that ensures our infographics not only tell great stories, but also a factual one. Today though, we’re […]

7 August

Killer Infographics Records 44% Year-Over-Year Growth Through the First Half of 2013

Killer Infographics Records 44% Year-Over-Year Growth Through the First Half of 2013

Well, we’ve been around for nearly 3 years now and finally decided to writeup a press release. Since this was our first foray into the world of PR, we figured it was worth sharing with our readers! Check out our press release that recounts our many wins during the first half of 2013. We’ll do […]

31 July

Where to Share: 7 Ways to Share Your Infographic with the World

Where to Share: 7 Ways to Share Your Infographic with the World

Whether you’re trying to spread the word on an exciting new project or share your insights on an important social issue, an infographic can help — as long as you know the most effective ways to share it. At Killer Infographics, we’ve created thousands of viral infographics in just a few years. Here’s what we’ve […]

8 May

5 Ways to Build a Link-Worthy Infographic

Do you share advertisements on your personal Facebook page, or tweet links to whitepapers? Come on, let’s be honest: Even if you’re a marketer by trade, when you’re off the clock advertisements are rarely something you go out of your way to share with friends and family. But that doesn’t mean that when you’re on […]

28 April

Our Geeky Office Infographic: A Look Into the Killer Crib

Our Geeky Office Infographic: A Look Into the Killer Crib

Killer Infographics has been nominated for Geekwire’s Geekiest Office Space, a new award in their annual Startup Awards competition. While it’s quite a funny award, it’s one we are very proud to be in the running for as we have spent our nights and weekends creating a space we all love to work in and […]

24 April

Vote Now: Killer Infographics Nominated for Geekwire’s Geekiest Office Space

Vote Now: Killer Infographics Nominated for Geekwire’s Geekiest Office Space

It’s official: Killer Infographics is 1 of 5 nominees for Geekwire’s Geekiest Office Space and to win, WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Every year, Geekwire.com hosts their startup awards here in Seattle and last year, while our company was still a young’n, we made it our goal to get nominated for an award in 2013! Of […]

8 April

Killer Infographics is Speaking at Adobe MAX

Killer Infographics is Speaking at Adobe MAX

What’s it like to attend an Adobe MAX conference? It’s like guest-starring as one of the good fighter pilots on Battlestar Galactica. It’s like a World of Warcraft marathon where Valor Points are awarded in the form of Pringles. It’s like you got zapped back in time just to attend the Bauhaus design school and […]

1 April

Office Siege

Office Siege

Each Spring, we here at Killer Infographics plot new and more dangerous pranks for April Fool’s Day. Possible ideas this year included releasing a herd of bison in the break room, hiding noise-activated confetti cannons under every desk, or just bursting the water main. For the sake of keeping our jobs, we fortunately elected to […]

27 March

Killer Makeover: How Changing Offices Took Our Look from Drab to Fab!

Killer Makeover: How Changing Offices Took Our Look from Drab to Fab!

As a toddler company (two years old and growing all the time), Killer Infographics has already called several small offices home. With the humble beginnings of our self-funded startup, our first office meant taking over the guest room of Nick Grant’s (Killer Infographics’ co-founder and Chief Rainmaker) Ballard town home. After just a few months, […]

20 March

Creating a Space for Ideas: How We Have Built Our Killer Culture

Creating a Space for Ideas: How We Have Built Our Killer Culture

A typical day at a startup like Killer Infographics can get pretty hectic. By their very nature, startups demand employees that are proactive and adaptable, willing to pick up just about any task as it comes along. So we stay busy, and the result is that, yeah, sometimes people get stressed. And this has the […]

8 March

GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash: Our Tales of Joy and Woe

GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash: Our Tales of Joy and Woe

Wednesday night was GeekWire’s annual ping-pong tournament and the Killer team showed up in full force to cheer on our Senior Content Specialist and Digital Producer, Josh Miles, seen here in his trademark ping pong tourney gear! Don’t let his outfit fool you though; Josh’s paddle only graced one table that evening, so the Killer […]

10 November

Welcome to Killer Infographics Design And Our Brand Spankin’ New Site!

Welcome to Killer Infographics Design And Our Brand Spankin’ New Site!

Here at Killer Infographics, we’re freakin’ busy. How busy… and what are we busy with? This whole “new website” thing. We started working on this in July… and here it is! In November. Fashionably late, right? PAC. Not PAC-MAN! We’re formulating our Protective Analytics Container (PAC) to secure better promotion and distribution with thorough tracking […]