2021 AMI Online Salon

Lichen Planus Skin Condition

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Eleanor Bailey Opdahl
  • Client: Healthcare providers
  • Copyright: Healthwise, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator/Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: alongside text article in print and on the web
  • Primary Audience: All patients

Project Description

This image is to be included in one to two page discharge instructions that a provider would give a patient newly diagnosed with Lichen Planus. The instructions explain the condition’s cause, treatment, and how to care for yourself at home in lay terms, so the image seeks to communicate essential information in a similarly straightforward and understandable way. The image prints clearly in both color and black and white so that it remains intelligible to patients at varying clinic facilities (regardless of printer type). Lichen Planus presents quite differently depending on a person’s skin tone; I chose to show both dark and light skin so that this image is useful to and inclusive of a broader audience.