This talk was prepared as a note to my future self when working on future projects. I reflect on the tasks commonly involved in crafting visualizations, point out the common things to expect, pitfalls and provide recommendations. Along the way I include examples of different applications of information/data visualization and details on how each project was started and developed. These slides were from my (remote) guest lecture in InfoVis class for UC Berkeley iSchool on Apr 8, 2020 during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place. Thank you Prof. Marti Hearst for the invitation.