Controlling Health Care

Controlling Health Care


The Wall Street Journal got in touch requesting a cover for their Health Care Report. An image was wanted relating to the theme of patients taking more control over decisions relating to their healthcare. The phrase 'being in the drivers seat' seemed to sum up the situation. Connecting the driving wheel with the stethoscope resolved the concept.

Controlling Health Care

Just before press a newer story took precedence so the cover never actually materialized. Above is the layout plus the first couple of ideas. The bottom two are the first development sketches before going to artwork.

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Magical Contagion

Magical Contagion


This illustration is a spot for Scientific American Mind and is about why people cherish family heirlooms and celebrity memorabilia. Objects which are in some way thought to actually contain a piece of the person they relate to. It is a phenomenon that scientists call magical contagion.  New research suggests this effect helps fulfill our need for social connection. In other words, we expect these hand-me-downs to keep us company.

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Stroke Goggles

Hopkins Medicine Magazine contacted me to produce a full page illustration to accompany a story about new "stroke goggles" that are being used on patients to help differentiate between dangerous strokes and benign dizziness, based on eye movements.

 

Hopkins Medicine Magazine


 My initial sketch featured the goggles too heavily so pulled right back to show the whole figure with a bright red highlighting the movements of the eye. The second sketch was approved with the proviso that the figure clearly be an older man.

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Rethinking Heart Health

Rethinking Heart Health

 

A series of illustrations done for Experience Life magazine about how much of what we are told about keeping our hearts healthy is is in fact wrong.


Experience Life

Here are two sketches for the initial spread. It was felt that the first drawing had too much emphasis on exercise when really, although exercise was a factor, the copy was also concerned with nutrition, stress management and sleep.


Experience Life

 

Another illustration for the same article focused on the myth that high cholesterol is the root cause of cardiovascular disease. The image of a heart with roots was an evocative one so I used that in conjunction with anatomical drawings and red pointers to indicate other areas of examination.


Experience Life

 

Other images for the same piece inculded a number of spots on different aspects of heart health. Running clockwise these illustrate the following points: Eat more whole foods, the myth that eating fat raises cholesterol levels, nurturing positive relationships, going beyond cardio and managing stress.

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Oncology

This illustration was to be the cover for an oncology magazine but alas went used as another story took precedence at the last minute.

 

Oncology

 

Not the easiest format to work with, the right-hand needing to remain clear for the typography. This job was unusual for me because I went straight into working on a colour sketch, something I almost never do. I was also working towards a rougher, more textured feel. Above is the version I sent for client approval.

 

Although the approach was liked I was asked to remove the figure and to replace it with a male and female doctor in discussion with a U.S. map in the background. This is the finished piece.

Oncology

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