2019 AMI Online Salon

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Toronto
  • Entrant Name: Colleen Tang Poy
  • Membership Type: Student Submission     
  • Address: Mississauga, Canada
  • Client: Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shelley Wall; Content Advisor: Dr. John Wong
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print, magazine spread
  • Primary Audience: Educated Lay Audience

Project Description

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common ovarian conditions. However, the images and text in current educational resources often exclude people of color and diverse gender identities who may also experience PCOS—making these resources less accessible for these populations. This piece was designed as a two-page magazine spread (11′ x 17′) to summarize PCOS information in an engaging and accessible way, by depicting a person of color with PCOS and actively using gender inclusive language and symbols. Additionally, I intended to use two different rendering styles to differentiate between the presentation of the pathology at two different scales.