Biomedical Illustration, Editorial
Coronary Artery Disease
How heart attacks happen (and not just to elderly men)
Dr. Shelley Wall, Dr. John Wong.
Two-page spread in a popular science magazine.
Make an editorial spread that depicts the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of coronary artery disease.
Since CAD is so common, but has been popularly associated with older men, I also aimed to use inclusive language and patient representation in my spread. Special thanks to Colleen Tang Poy for helping me workshop the text.
Educated lay audience.
1. Preliminary research and concept art
2. Layout & composition
Despite there being numerous readily-available visualizations of CAD and atherosclerosis, most illustrations of the components of fibrous plaques are highly abstracted, and do not show 3D relationships. Using visual references and description, I tried to depict these structures with enough realism and that they could be easily identified and contextualized in 3D space.
Work-up to colour:
4. Final layout & composition
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