A carbon dust illustration of the lumbar spine, completed as part of the Human Anatomy and Embryology course at the University of Toronto. The initial sketches for this piece were completed in the famous Grant's Anatomy Museum, which houses the original dissections that informed the illustrations of Grant's Atlas of Anatomy.
A two-page magazine spread on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, designed for an educated lay audience. The goal of this piece was to demonstrate the highly complex cellular composition of an atherosclerotic plaque while also clearly exhibiting the gross anatomical consequences of those local cellular changes. The illustrated elements of this piece were painted digitally in Adobe Photoshop, then the entire piece was arranged in Adobe Illustrator.
Lepidoptera Wing Pattern
A natural science illustration comparing various types lepidoptera wing patterns (eye spots, bright colouration, and camouflage). These patterns serve various mating and/or survival functions in wild butterflies and moths. The sketches for this piece were done using specimens at the Royal Ontario Museum as reference, and final illustrations were produced using pencil crayon on Canson paper.
Automeris Ios. Pencil crayon on Canson paper. 2015.
Morpho didius. Pencil Crayon on Canson paper. 2015.
Kallima Inachus. Pencil crayon on Canson paper. 2015.
Palmar Surface of Hand
A line drawing created in Adobe Illustrator of the palmar surface of the hand. This piece was created as part of the Human Anatomy & Embryology course at the University of Toronto, and used dissections found in the famous Grant's Museum of Anatomy as reference.
An infographic targeted at Canadian family physicians to outline their role in the event of an influenza pandemic.
This piece was initially conceived as a redesign of a document issued by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association, displayed below. The redesigned piece aimed to reduce text where possible, to support text elements with unambiguous iconography, and to organize the information in way that made instructions and objectives clear to physicians.
Redesign of a document on the role of Canadian family physicians in the event of pandemic influenza.
Original document, which served as the starting point for the document redesign.
Unilateral Cleft Lip
A textbook page created as part of a textbook illustration course at the University of Toronto. The aim of this project was to combine the use of both traditional and digital illustration techniques to visualize a pathological condition.
Final piece arranged into a textbook page.
Carbon dust illustration of a child with unilateral cleft lip. Savanna Jackson, 2015.
Four line drawings of fetal face development, created in Adobe Illustrator. The top two images represent earlier steps in facial development, and the bottom two images represent typical (left) and unilateral cleft lip (right) development. Savanna Jackson, 2015.
A digital illustration outlining MxA protein's role in fighting Influenza A via interferon activity. The goals of this piece were to communicate an immunological process using clear storytelling, and to experiment with cel-shading technique.
Functional Lobes of the Cerebellum
An educational poster for undergraduate neuroanatomy students on the three functional lobes of the cerebellum. This piece presented some really interesting design challenges: namely, presenting the highly complex connections of the cerebellum in a clear and readable manner.
Antibiotic Resistance: Where Do We Stand?
An infographic describing some of major trends related to the development of antibiotic resistance. My aim in this piece was to experiment with several data visualization techniques while maintaining a unified illustrative style throughout. I plan to spend some time reworking this piece in the future to better clarify the hierarchy of information; however, producing this original piece allowed me to experiment with various styles which have continued to inform my designs in later projects.