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Yaws disease pathology


A two-page spread for a magazine with the objective of conveying the prevalence, transmission, and pathogenesis of yaws, a neglected tropical disease.

Clients: Dr. Shelley Wall, Dr. John Wong

Audience: Interested public

Format: Print (magazine), 11 x 17"

Media: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Date: December 2018

Process Work

yaws ulcer illustration

A "tissue landscape" study of a ~2cm wide yaws ulcer, drawn as if the cellular environment were a landscape.

yaws tissue cubes

A "tissue cubes" study working out the stages of yaws pathogenesis.

yaws tissue cubes

Iterations of the layout with changes made to the cube perspective, text, and graphic elements.


Thumbnails to test different colour palettes.


  • González-Beiras C, Vall-Mayans M, González-Escalante Á, McClymont K, Ma L, Mitjà O. Case report: Yaws osteoperiostitis treated with single-dose azithromycin. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96(5):1039–41. 

  • Kositz C, Butcher R, Marks M. Images in clinical tropical medicine: New diagnostics for yaws. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96(1):3–4.

  • Marks M, Lebari D, Solomon AW, Higgins SP. Yaws. Int J STD AIDS [Internet]. 2015;26(10):696–703. Available from: 

  • Mitjà O, Houinei W, Moses P, Kapa A, Paru R, Hays R, et al. Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws. N Engl J Med [Internet]. 2015;372(8):703–10. Available from: 

  • Skobe M, Detmar M. Structure, Function and Molecular Control of the Skin Lymphatic System 

  • Stevens A, Lowe JS, Young B. Wheater’s Basic Histopathology. Fourth ed. 2002. Churchill Livingstone. 44-45. 

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