Up for a Challenge?

Up for a Challenge? is a study on U.S. restaurant food challenges where bigger always means better. A food challenge is a meal in which the participant receives a prize for the completion of a specific dish while following the rules set by the restaurant. The popularity of challenges continues to grow throughout the country and is creating a spectacle of consuming obscene proportions.

The final piece is an infographic composed of 100+ facts detailing information on the challenges, prizes, geographic locations, genres, and participants of America's restaurant challenges. The result exposes the magnitude of these challenges, and informs while entertaining its audience.

spring 2020
infographic
ChallengeMock3.jpg
FOODILLUSTRATION-04.png
FOODILLUSTRATION-05.png
InfoCloseUps-03.jpg
Sketches.3.jpg
Sketches.3.jpg

I began my process by collecting and organizing 150-200 facts regarding
U.S. restaurant challenges. I iterated different layouts and strategies to consider as my direction, and was inspired after sketching a towering food pile. Going forward, I used the illustration style, color selections, and vertical grids to set the mood of the work. Later rounds of design fine tuned typography, grouping, and breathing room throughout the infographic.    

process
Organized Notes.jpg
Infographic Sketches_Page_8.jpg
Draft%2520Big%2520Sketch_edited_edited.p
Guidelines.png
5X5Test-03_edited.png
5X5Test-03_edited.png
3.26Infographic-02.jpg
Infographic4.2-02.jpg
Infographic4.9-02.jpg
Infographics4.16-03.jpg
Infographic4.21-03.jpg
Infographic4.21-01.jpg
20S_infographic_gennari.jpg