Recent Work: Protecting Health Care Workers
As part of my ongoing work with Resolve to Save Lives, I recently designed and illustrated their new publication 'Protecting Health Care Workers: A Need for Urgent Action'.
It was decided early on not to rely on photography for this, so I had the opportunity to research and illustrate. I used the vector brushes in Adobe Fresco on the iPad, experimenting with a different style (I don't normally use outlines). It's a style that suited the tight deadlines of the project, but I'm really pleased with the results.
The cover was the first illustration, which then set the tone for the rest of the report.
One of the aspects of the report that needed to be depicted, is the toll on Health Care Worker's (HCW) mental health. This stumped me at first, but then I remembered how sufferers would refer to depression as like a 'black cloud':
Examples of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through the ages. From the Plague of Athens in 430BC (when there was no PPE) to COVID-19 in 2020, via the 17th century Plague Doctor, and the Ebola outbreak in 2014 (when more PPE was used).
PPE training in Ethiopia:
You can read the report on the Prevent Epidemics Website.