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
A "tissue landscape" study of a ~2cm wide yaws ulcer, drawn as if the cellular environment were a landscape.
A "tissue cubes" study working out the stages of yaws pathogenesis.
Iterations of the layout with changes made to the cube perspective, text, and graphic elements.
Thumbnails to test different colour palettes.
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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.