Visually communicate the major steps involved in a complex surgical procedure
Surgical procedures are complex to learn through words alone, and accompanying images can help an audience understand the major steps involved.
These series of images depict the major steps involved in Deep Inferior Epigastric (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction, made to accompany text that explains the procedure.
Date: April 2020
Client: Professor Michael Corrin
Audience: Educated Audience
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator
To properly understand the fundamentals associated with this surgical procedure, I had the opportunity to view this surgery in person at numerous hospitals in the University Health Network in downtown Toronto.
After viewing the surgery numerous times, I wrote out textual descriptions to explain the major steps involved in the procedure. I thought about which steps would need the most clarification - clarification that illustrations could provide. Once written, these descriptions were confirmed by the surgeon for accuracy and relevance, allowing me to move into the illustration phase.
Once the script was finalized, I began to illustrate the procedure, keeping close attention to stay as accurate to the surgeries I viewed as possible. These illustrations were created in Photoshop and Illustrator. View the whole sequence below!