Known for her impressive body of editorial work, often conceptual in nature, illustrator Jillian Ditner, has recently launched an exciting technical portfolio. Using her graduate degree in science illustration from California State University Jillian showcases her talents with a wide variety of subject matter. From the function of a bird's wing to our own anatomy, Jillian offers an exceptional level of detail and accuracy to all her work.
Thom Sevalrud created this powerful image for the cover of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. This is Thom's fourth cover for the JNMA, working with art director Emma Dalby, who seems to match him perfectly with topics that speak to his visual vocabulary. Conceptually, Thom addresses many aspects of whole genome sequencing, which is becoming more and more accessible to us all.
Thom Sevalrud illustrated two of the 22 covers (judged as a series), and awarded the best art overall in the prestigious Norwegian Prize (Fagpresseprisen). The Journal's art director, Emma Dalby recently got in touch with Thom to share feedback from the judges: "...communicative and well thought out illustrations on every cover - simply beautiful!". We agree, Thom's images communicate difficult subject matter in a highly creative and yet academic manner. You be the judge. Congratulations Thom, for this outstanding achievement! Click here to view more of Thom's work.
This cover illustrated an article on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
This cover illustrated an article on drug addiction/abuse and drug screening.
"Boomerangst" is a new term to describe the worry over the financial strain the aging "Boomer" population has and will have on the Canadian health care system. Janice Kun used her photo-illustrative talents to create this hospital corridor/ graph image to accompany the article The Boomer Effect, Is Canada's Health Care Headed for Trouble? in the Nov/Dec issue of Legion Magazine, art directed by Jason Duprau.
Thom created these cover images for the Journal of Norwegian Medical Association. The most recent cover, on the use of Electroconvulsive Therapy, was a challenge for Thom. He writes, " I pretty much had to dispel the negative connotations and images that were impressed upon me with films such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. I was asked to create an image that conveyed a sense of hope and positive end results." The article notes that ECT is still used today and with good results on certain types of depression.
The first cover Thom created (issue 6) was on drug addiction and drug screening. The Art Director, Emma Dalby, asked him to illustrate some of the key words. What Thom wanted to convey was "a sense of being 'shackled' to a substance when you are addicted. This comes across in the hands that are almost 'hand-cuffed' by the smoke. The head is floating on purpose......I wanted the head to be almost floating as if you are not present but in your own world. The pills almost form pillows as well. The molecular structure of THC is present on the side. That structure becomes part of the brain structure as if taking over. So the whole image is a mixed up montage to go with the idea of the scattered fragments of logic present in drug addiction. "