Illustrations • Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine
I was brought on board by the folks at Dog Ear Consultants to create the cover and two internal illustrations for the Fall 2020 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine tackling the topic of Racism as a Public Health Crisis. For the cover, I wanted to depict the isolating yet pervasive effects of existing in a racist society, as well as invoke a looming, active perpetrator, represented by the large hand on the magazine’s back cover. The internal full page illustrations I worked on ran alongside two essays by members of the Johns Hopkins faculty : Hope in a Racialized Society by Keshia M. Pollack Porter and How to Revitalize the U.S. Public Health System by Shelley Hearne. Final deliverables for these two illustrations included a standard portrait setup as well as a 3200×1600 landscape version for web use.
In 2022, our collective work on this issue was awarded a Gold Anthem Award (a subset of the Webbys that celebrates mission-driven work). Kudos to all involved in the development and execution of this important project, especially Art Director Robert Ollinger and Design Director Patrick Kirchner!