Graphic Design, Editorial
Giving addictions research a friendlier face
Colleen Tang Poy
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Cover of a science magazine.
Participants in a support group share their struggles with addiction to cannabis, opioids, and alcohol. "Monsters" hovering behind them represent the respective addictions. The addictions were designed to appear coaxing and insidious, but rendered in a cartoon, "animatronic" style so they wouldn't appear overly frightening. The seated characters show the human aspect of the illness and offer a hopeful perspective towards coping with one's struggles through social support.
This project was a collaboration between myself and Colleen Tang Poy.
Medical students, researchers.