Production, Circulation, and Drainage
This two-page textbook spread is the result of a collaborative effort of three students in the Biomedical Communications neuroanatomy course. For this group project, a pre-determined style guide and colour palette were followed, and a studio environment workflow was emulated, with each team member taking charge of a different stage of execution. My role was the conceptualization and design of the illustrations and layout and the composition of text. Illustrations were then vectorized by Kim and rendered by Felix. The goal of this spread is to communicate key anatomical and physiological aspects of cerebrospinal fluid at molecular, tissue, and system scales.
Clients: Prof. Dave Mazierski, Prof. Shelley Wall
Audience: undergraduate students
Format: print (textbook)
Medium: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Date: April 2018
Biomedical illustration & design
IMS Magazine :
Women's Health Issue
This cover illustration was created for the Summer 2019 issue of the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) magazine (University of Toronto), themed 'Women's Health.' This issue's articles focus on women's roles in healthcare practice, policy, and advancement of health science research; and on women's health issues. This piece endeavours to capture all of these roles and relationships women have with health.
Client: IMS Magazine
Audience: postgraduate medical science students & faculty
Format: print & web (magazine)
Media: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
Date: August 2019
At the project's outset, the theme of Women's Health was provided by the magazine's editors-in-chief. The challenge was to come up with a visual concept that would represent, on the magazine's cover, the variety of articles found within the issue - including features on women in healthcare practice, policy, and research; and women's health issues. Initial concepts to encompass this breadth of topics centred around generic representations of health (e.g. a stethoscope). Later concepts focused on humanizing the concept of health, highlighting the roles and relationships women have with respect to health (e.g. patient, scientist, healthcare provider), as well as relevant health conditions. These later concepts also communicated feelings of solidarity and the magnitude/importance of women's health and women in health. Concepts were captured in a thumbnail sketches and placed into mock layouts for the clients' review and selection.
Layout & Composition
Moving forward with the client's preferred concept, layout and appearance of page elements was further explored, and the cover illustration was tailored to accommodate these elements. Legibility, visual balance, and salience were key considerations when modifying the illustration.