2018 AMI Online Salon

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Etiology and Pathogenesis

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Ryan Park; Mississauga, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Shelley Wall, Content advisor: John Wong
  • Copyright: © 2018 Ryan Park
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop CC & Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, 11” x 17” double-page spread in a magazine
  • Primary audience: Public

Project Description

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to progressively enlarge and lose function over time. This two-page spread was designed for a popular science magazine, to inform a lay audience about the etiology and pathogenesis of ADPKD. The spread includes the mechanism and appearance of cyst development at both microscopic and macroscopic levels.