HIV poster - final version
HIV poster - rejected
When asked to design a poster, I often find that I’m pushing against boundaries and comfort levels for clients. Sometimes the clients have good reasons for wanting poster to have particular qualities and often there are sensitivities that need to be respected among the clients’ audience. So, its a process that in the end the practical and functional aspects of the the clients’ needs win over the aesthetic concerns of the designer. Many of my favorite posters were rejected by clients and here is an example of a simple design that was rejected in favour of a more practical poster that displayed the easy simplicity of a point-of-contact medical test with immediate results.
Care and Advocacy; poster; digital print; 8.5 x 11 in; 2008
For this poster, I used fragments of photos that were shot on a rainy, early morning walk to work along Hastings Street. It was well received and the next year I was asked to do 2 more posters. I made 2 different posters incorporating assorted photo images and was quite pleased with how they worked with the themes. Unfortunately, the client was not happy with them so they were never used.
Moral Courage; unused poster; 8.5 x 11 in; 2009
Integrating Ethical Reflection; unused poster; 2009
Aboriginal Health Trial Poster: 11 x 17 in; digital print
Using a few symbols (eagle, medicine wheel) from North American Aboriginal culture, I put together this poster hoping to attract volunteers to a study on health risk factors for Aboriginals.