2018 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Molly Huttner; deerfield, Illinois
  • Client: Veritas Health
  • Copyright: © 2018 Veritas Health
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Web
  • Primary audience: Patients, educated lay

Project Description

This image was created to support an article entitled “When Neck Stiffness May Mean Meningitis”, and is accessed primarily by an educated lay audience in the ‘Diagnosis Phase’ of their patient journey. Readers that have navigated to this article are expected to have already encountered imagery detailing muscle and skeletal anatomy, but have likely not encountered the meninges in their search. Additionally, it is not uncommon for text to be removed in subsequent iterations of the article, and therefore an image in this space must be able to communicate the main takeaways on its own.

For this reason, it was important that this image meet three goals: Supply a visual reference of the meninges, where they are, and that they cause discomfort when inflamed.

The illustration was created in collaboration with the article’s editor and peer-reviewed by its authoring physician.