Designx23 is a design production software program created for Jer Thorp’s Data Representation class to automate the production process of charts and graphs for the graphic design industry. For the last 3 years I have been designing and producing huge 400+ paged data and statistics books, each book contained about 4 main chart styles and each style has between 50-150 different data sets attached to it. In the past I created all 250+ charts manually using Adobe Illustrator which took between 4 to 8 weeks to complete, needed multiple people producing, checking and editing them, and ultimately because it took so long and required so many people the production cost for the client was insanely high. I have been trying to find a better, more automated solution to this but have been unsuccessful in my search for the “holy grail” of custom chart production. So rather than wait for a solution I decided to make my own.