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Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 57 – Infographic Designer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Infographic Designer Custom Visual.  The Infographic Designer give you the ability to make your reports tell a story and even theme the visuals to be more relevant to the topic of your data.

Module 57 – Infographic Designer


Key Takeaways

  • Allows you to customize the appearance of report to your specific topic.
  • You can use either the provided shape graphics or import your own SVG shape files.
  • Has the ability to layer images, shapes or text on a single visual.


This Infographic Designer is visualizing the monthly usage of different social media platforms. The top visual shows a default shape but the bottom visual with the logos were imported from custom shape files.

  • Most of the magic of the infographic happens by selecting the Pencil icon within the visual. This launches the Mark Designer. Watch the video to learn more about this.
  • Under the Format paintbrush there is really only one section to modify the format.
  • Under the Chart section there are several properties available that can adjust padding, turn on/off chart guidelines, and turn on/off the axis labels. You can also change the type of chart between Column, Bar, and Line here.


In addition to these properties you have a set of settings that appears on every visual to adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio.

Find Out More

You will always be able to find this video module and advanced viewing of future modules on the Pragmatic Works On Demand Training platform.  Click here to learn more about this training platform that includes 30+ courses.

Catch up on all the Power BI Custom Visuals blog posts here.

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


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