This infographic was designed for a health study and pilot program run by Dr. Kimberley Widger of the University of Toronto and Dr. Adam Rapoport of Sick Kids Hospital. The study, Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Pediatrics (EPEC®-Pediatrics), found better ways to train pediatric oncology staff in palliative care. Obviously this being a very sensitive topic (one no parent hopes they ever have to deal with), I tried to strike a balance between the serious nature of the topic and a set of gentle illustrations reminiscent of children’s books.
The information was grouped in three distinct ways: an introduction and overview, on the left, a timeline which follows the north side of the river, grouped quotes from both families and practitioners along the south side of the river, and the project’s goals and results in the right-hand panel. The piece was designed to be printed as three 8.5″ x 11″ panels in a brochure with a Z-fold, to fit in a letter-sized envelope. The client was very happy with the piece.
In 2016, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council finished a study of 26 local composting systems. As their 2016 Annual Report states, “The Dishing the Dirt project experimented with a variety of composting options to identify which methods work best for different kinds of households and green-minded businesses. The end goal was to create simple recommendations to help people pick a compost method that works well for their situation.”
Taking the results of the report and input from SWRC’s staff, I designed a comprehensive infographic for SWRC – it had to attract viewers, and distill the report’s results into a format that helped consumers make a decision as to which composting method was right for them. It also had to be designed with a budget in mind, so I used stock vector illustrations for part of the infographic (people and miscellaneous small items) and created custom vector illustrations for other parts (houses and composting examples).
The infographic was produced in two formats: a long printed piece for tradeshow and in-person use (above), and a mobile format with individual panels for use on the City of Saskatoon’s website (below).