Datylon for Illustrator

Design engaging graphs, charts & reports.
Create the most captivating on-brand data visualizations right within Adobe® Illustrator®.
Without coding.

Datylon chart maker plug-in for Adobe Illustrator
Advanced data visualization right within Adobe Illustrator
Datylon + Illustrator

Best of both worlds

Build a stunning chart with the Datylon plugin for Illustrator, add annotations, titles or any illustration using Adobe’s most powerful drawing tools. Place multiple charts on a single artboard to create captivating data stories and export them to the Datylon web app as templates.

Together, Datylon and Illustrator give you a superb color toolbox

Superb color toolbox

Create and use your own custom color palettes. Save time and use Illustrator's global colors feature to color multiple Datylon charts at once. For multi-purpose jobs including print output, CMYK color mode and spot colors will uplift your productivity and make your life much easier.

Work seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps

Hook in on Adobe Creative Cloud

Work seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps like InDesign and After Effects. For extensive paginated reports, import your Datylon charts in Indesign while keeping those charts up to date in Illustrator. Import Illustrator files with Datylon charts in After Effects and create animated charts in minutes. 

Combine charts easily

Two is better than one

Datylon charts can be combined with each other in Illustrator to create new exciting variants. These charts can be driven by one single workbook allowing to update the charts with just one click.

Datylon charts scale in a smart way

Smart scaling

A simple but huge time saver is the scaling behavior of Datylon charts. Changing the size of the chart does keep all relevant properties intact like font and label sizes or line widths. This means charts can easily be repurposed to fit in another layout or output channel without redrawing.

Datylon inside

Use all renowed Datylon charting features in Datylon for Illustrator.
Datylon chart library
Datylon chart library

Chart library

Jumpstart from one of our 120+ chart templates and express exactly the message you want to bring across.

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Advanced styling options
Advanced styling options

Advanced styling 

Enjoy full freedom of design with our advanced styling options. Tweak all chart elements to perfection and stay on-brand.

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Save time and re-use or re-purpose charts
Save time and re-use or re-purpose charts


Save time and re-use or re-purpose charts with new data. Discover how charts adapt automatically in a smart way. 

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Organise your data efficiently
Organise your data efficiently

Data management

Import, update, store and manipulate the data in an organized way speeding up the chart design process.

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Apply color and style properties automatically based on data
Apply color and style properties automatically based on data

Data-driven styling

Apply color and style properties automatically based on data. Speed up production and let the data talk.          

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Export & publish your charts easily
Export & publish your charts easily

Export & publish

Use your charts in other applications and channels. Easily share and improve the impact of your communication.

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How can Datylon for Illustrator help you?

"The best thing about Datylon is the incredible level of customization that is possible for every chart. [...] It's easy to change colors, font sizing, data-point positioning, labels, etc."

- Anneka, Senior Graphic Designer

"The other products were either too data analysis centric or didn't have enough styling options.
I use Datylon as a designer, not as an analyst, so I really care about ease of creation, ease of editing and the overall look."

- Emily, Creative Director

"I feel like we (designers) finally have an easy-to-use tool that doesn't lack
the customizability and design aesthetic that other graph maker tools tend to have".

- Josh, Layout Designer

Supercharge your chart designs

Create a Datylon account and get started online or download a 14-day trial version of Datylon for Illustrator. Connect with a Datylon expert for a free demo session. 

Get inspired

We have created a wide variety of charts, reports, data stories, infographics and presentation slides to give you a taste of what Datylon can do for you.

What our happy customers say


What are the system requirements?

In short, if you run Adobe Illustrator CC 2023 (v27) up to CC 2024 (v28), you're safe. Otherwise, find more info here.

Is there a free version of Datylon for Illustrator?

You can try Datylon for Illustrator for 14 days. After that trial period, you can purchase a monthly or yearly subscription. Or you are welcome to use our free Datylon online chart maker here. See also more info on our pricing page. 

How can I buy Datylon for Illustrator?

Create a Datylon account by clicking on one of the "Get started" or "Try it out" buttons on our website. Once signed in, click "Buy now".  Find more info about the different pricing plans in our pricing page. 

How can I automatically renew my subscription?

By default, the automatic renewal option is enabled. Find more info here to change the settings. 

How can I purchase multiple subscriptions for my team?

For multiple annual subscriptions, please contact us here.

Can I use Datylon for Illustrator with multiple Adobe ID's?

Not really. A Datylon for Illustrator license is based on a unique combination of your Datylon account and your Adobe ID. So once you have activated the trial or a subscription, the Adobe ID cannot be changed anymore. In case you do wish to change the Adobe ID, please refer to this page

Can I use custom fonts in my charts?

Datylon For Illustrator supports most fonts available in Adobe Illustrator. See more info here. For specific font related requests, do not hesitate to contact us

What happens to my charts when I cancel my subscription expires.

No worries! Your charts can be edited as standard Illustrator objects. See more info here

On how many computers can I install Datylon for Illustrator?

Datylon for Illustrator can be installed on two devices with the same Adobe ID and Datylon account. See more info here.

Where can I find more info on Datylon for Illustrator?

In our Help Center, you can find articles and tutorials about most features and how they work. And if there is a question unanswered, just contact us using chat or this link

What about my privacy?

We take data security and privacy issues very seriously. Please check our privacy policy to learn more.

Is my data secure?

We store your data and visualizations in the Illustrator .ai files you edit. Your data and visualizations are not sent over the internet and the .ai file will be the only place where your data and visualizations are stored which means you have full data security control.

We need an internet connection to validate and activate your Datylon for Illustrator license when you start using Datylon for Illustrator for the first time. Thereafter no internet connection is needed any more and Datylon for Illustrator will function without internet connection till your license expires after which a new license check over the internet is needed.

If you save your data, charts or designs on Datylon's online dataviz platform, it will belong only to your account and you will have full control over it. We will treat your data as confidential while our system keeps all online user data in secure servers.

If you publish a project on our online dataviz platform, it can be accessed through a direct link with a unique ID. If you want to make sure nobody finds your visualizations, keep them unpublished and download them as PDFs, SVGs or images for private use.