Featuring Women of Color

Anatomical Charts: For Health Education

A range of wall display anatomical charts for health education

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Client: Personal Project by the Medical Artist.com team
Medium: Pencil drawings painted using Photoshop

Anatomical Charts / Posters Featuring a Woman of Color

The Brief for the Creation of the Anatomy Charts

Medical-artist.com have been creating anatomy charts for clients for many years. We decided that this time round we would create some of our own and sell via our other web site called uAnatomy.com. The goal to create a set of anatomical posters / charts to sell to the general public. Our goal to fill the gap with culturally specific medical illustrations to promote inclusiveness and cultural competency amongst health professionals and empower women of colour.

Our first aim has been to create a number of high end anatomical posters in a range of sizes that could be displayed on the walls of doctor’s surgeries, hospital wards, osteopath and chiropractor centres, gyms and medical centres, that would benefit patients, general public and health professionals by being able to view useful anatomy in the relevant environments.

To start, we carried out market research to find out what anatomy charts were the most popular and then look to improve and supply within those categories. It was also our purpose to supply charts not already created and to fill the market gaps with charts that customers would want and find useful for their business. Each chart takes about 3 months to complete so this is a long term and ongoing project. One key aspect throughout has been that we produce work for varying ethnic cultures as opposed to featuring ourselves as white people, and so since 2018 we have slowly been building our illustration library that features people with black and brown skin.

“Joanna has a great eye for detail and the illustrations were loved by everyone, most especially by the client.”Stuart Banks, Digital Project Manager, Frontera
“Joanna was right at home working with us to develop illustrations that both met our clinical needs and fit perfectly into the aesthetics of our user interface. Her work is superb!”Michael Gold , Director of Product Development, CareCloud
“We have now received the new folder with your illustrations: I love it!”Lisa Ruckstuhl - Product Manager Osteoporosis, Daiichi Sankyo (Schweiz) AG
“I’m really pleased with how the book finally looks and that is in part huge thanks to Jo for such fantastic and skilled art. The level of detail that Jo achieves is incredible and her medical knowledge clearly abounds. She is always such a pleasure to work with – nothing is too big or small a job. It was all approached with the same cheery manner! Jo always delivered on deadlines too, which is a huge relief to us designers! Many thanks – it has indeed been a pleasure. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jo!”Senior Designer, Duncan Baird Publishers
“Joanna and her team are a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and creative. They turned around several excellent animations and drawings for our video series. We certainly would enjoy working with them again!”David Mathison, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Pediatric Transport, Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Joanna has provided the core illustrations for a number of our iPad Apps, and her illustrations have received terrific reviews from our users. She understands our requirements clearly and also understands the specifics of illustrating for digital media and mobile applications. The quality of her work is outstanding, and she can be relied upon to hit deadlines and deliver to the exact clinical requirements of each project.”Todd Morgan, Co-Founder, drawMD
“Hello Tim and Joanna,
Thank you for the illustrations, you have done an outstanding job on the finished articles… The service provided was efficient and very thorough, we were very happy with the way you able to understand and translate the brief into an illustration which captured the desired output.”Clare Lynex, Senior Medical Writer, UBM Media Asia, Singapore
“We found medical-artist.com to be energetic, imaginative, and efficient, a joy to work with!”Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London