Rajesh Krishnan

Basics of graphic design in Medicine

I would like to gauge the interest level and understanding the best practices in creating print designs and motions graphics with reference to topics in healthcare. Typically creative designers with experience in healthcare are much sought by advertising agencies, either as a full employment or freelancing.

I would be able to add meaningful content with relevance to the experience and specific topics. Feel free to ask your queries. By the way, I have learnt by asking from my peers.

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Rajesh Krishnan

Posted on 10/13/13 10:15:12 AM Permalink

Thank you Aaron & ng for your contributions.

Hopefully, by the end of this month, I shall a resource on how to approach a creative topic relevant to health. I have been thinking about "the harmful effects of smoking". The output can be in various forms; a poster, an animatic, a presentation, an infographic and so on. I shall detail my approach to this topic and the rationale for its appeal. feedback would be appreciated. Would look forward to ideating/brainstorming this topic or for that matter and topic of common interest.


Aaron Roberts

Posted on 10/9/13 12:15:14 PM Permalink

The Cleveland Institute of Art actually has a pretty neat major in Biomedical Art. Students in the program study along side medical students at Case Western Reserve. CIA offers a strong background in art fundamentals such as drawing as well as a digital illustration methods.

More info (including great pics of the studios in action) can be found on CIA's site here:

Being an art teacher in Ohio, I always love pointing out this great program.

ng sw

Posted on 10/8/13 3:46:25 AM Permalink

It is actually a good idea to apply graphic designs in Medicine. Here is a related link:

We produce artwork for journal, book, slide, video, and internet distribution. Our range of media include traditional as well as digital artwork in color, tone, and line. We strive to provide our clients with effective, comprehensive, cost-conscious, and timely illustration services.

The quality and accuracy of our work comes from being a part of the world renowned resources of The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and affiliated institutions. As an academic department of the School of Medicine, our faculty of Certified Medical Illustrators (CMI) work with content experts in a wide range of medical specialities to create dynamic and educational illustrations.