DiY Data Design

A virtual creative reporting workshop.

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What is your struggle?

Over the years I have asked a lot of evaluators about their biggest reporting struggles. And the responses I get are fairly common.

"I want to make evaluation results engaging, easy to understand, and actionable."

"I want to make evaluation results look more interesting."

"I want to make complex ideas easier to understand."

"I want ensure that results are accessible and meaningful for a range of community members."

Creating reports is easy.

Creating engaging, interesting, understandable, accessible, and meaningful reports...that takes a little more work.


Before I was a professional information designer.

My name is Chris Lysy, and for a living I consult with NGOs, government agencies, universities, public health institutes, and large non-profits as a professional information designer. I design infographics, cartoons, dashboards, websites, digital media campaigns, and communities of practice. I also help these organizations train up their staff.

But before all of that, at the beginning of my career, I was just a data guy working professionally as a researcher and evaluator. I found myself disillusioned with the way we report our work. That disillusionment launched my cartooning career.

It was through cartooning that I started to discover that people were not disinterested in WHAT we were sharing. They were disinterested in HOW we were sharing.


You can create ENGAGING reports too.

Two things I know.

  1. Everybody is overwhelmed.
  2. The digital world is a visual world.

So what does that mean for reporting?

If you want to engage an audience, you might need to change the way you report. I can teach you how.

Join the workshop.

It’s always open.

  1. We meet weekly.
  2. You’ll get exposure to new design methods and tools.
  3. You’ll get lots of opportunities to practice.
  4. You’ll be surrounded by your peers
  5. And you’ll have a mentor who is committed to helping you achieve your learning goals (yes, I am talking about myself).

Oh, and we'll also have fun while we're at it.


"The best thing about this group is meeting other people with a similar interest in using data for quality improvement but with expertise and insight from different fields!"

- Joanna Prout, PhD, Psychologist and Evaluator

What is included.

This program is anchored by live group coaching sessions, but it includes so much more than just that.

1- Live Group Coaching Sessions

  • We meet weekly (show up when you can).
  • You'll get exposure to new creative reporting methods and tools.
  • You'll get lots of opportunities to practice.
  • You'll be surrounded by peers and a mentor who is committed to helping you achieve your learning goals.

2- Recorded Coaching Sessions

  • We record the presentation parts for all of our coaching sessions.
  • We do NOT record the Q&A part so participants can feel more comfortable sharing their challenges.

3- Practice Activities, Short Lessons, and Inspiration

  • You get access to a growing list of practice activities, short lessons, and creative inspiration.
  • Topics include Infographics, Dashboards, Presentations, Cartoons, Charts, Canva, Adobe Spark, Tableau, Excel, UX Design, Storyboards, and much more.

4- Self-paced Courses

  • In January we launched our first set of Lunch Break Sessions. The activity series includes 5 lunch break activities where you'll get practice and build up some experience using Excel and Canva.
  • More self-paced courses coming soon.

"Chris has the uncanny ability to connect data with emotional persuasion. He helped me see data as the emotional catalyst that drives positive change. Working with social impact leaders who need to bring people together quickly and for a singular purpose, I'm better able to help them use data and emotion for decision making."

- Paul Mosca, MA, Social Entrepreneur

Your Instructor


Chris Lysy
Chris Lysy

Chris Lysy is a professional information designer.

Chris consults with NGOs, government agencies, universities, public health institutes, and large non-profits designing infographics, dashboards, websites, digital media campaigns, communities of practice, and cartoons.


Course Curriculum


  Upcoming Coaching Sessions
Available in days
days after you enroll

Included with Purchase



Practice Activities
Fun activities, lessons, and inspiration designed to help you build your data design skills.
Chris Lysy
7 day free trial then $500/year
Recorded Coaching Sessions
Recordings from all of our live coaching sessions.
Chris Lysy
Zoom Room
Here is the Zoom Information for our Live Session meeting space.
Chris Lysy
DataViz for Anti-Racism
This is a course about making the numbers real.
Chris Lysy
FREE
Lunch Break Sessions - Series 1
1 Report, 5 Activities - CRDC Discipline Data
Chris Lysy
$25

Original Price: $525


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the community start and finish?
This group coaching program launched in September 2021 and is open for enrollment at any point. We meet weekly (except for the occasional holiday and vacation).
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you are a subscriber? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you keep your subscription current - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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