Before Infogram, I was doing design projects in different fields – both in agencies and as a freelancer. When I founded a startup, I realized the best thing about working on it is that no managers, bosses or clients are involved when you bring your idea to life! It was just me.
The Infogram idea was born when two of the three founders were working for the biggest media company in the Baltics. Creation of data visualization was on their daily agenda, and at some point we realized that this process should be automated. Changes in the industry encouraged it, too. Media moved from print to digital, a world in which the message must be visually impressive in order to capture readers’ attention. That’s where Infogram came in.
Apart from truly believing in the democritization of data visualization, I got inspired by the startup community. It is built around sharing knowledge and helping each other to become successful. I was a bit afraid to quit everything, and I had to jump into the unknown, but every victory that Infogram won – including prizes in conferences and trust from the first customers – encouraged me to continue on.