Assorted Adhesive Bandage Illustrations
Medical Product Illustrations
I was contacted by medical supply company ASO Corporation in Sarasota, Florida through LinkedIn Profinder back in April 2018. The company needed several adhesive bandages illustrated for packaging and other promotional purposes. I began work in April and worked on and off on the body of illustrations through September.
Final files were created in Photoshop. The client was very specific about file preparation and method. I had to learn a few new Photoshop skills to accommodate their needs. The material textures and engineering drawings for each bandage were supplied by the client and at some points they sent me samples which were also very helpful. It was my task to create renderings with flowing curves using the supplied material textures. I started out using 3D software to try to render shape reference, but it was more cumbersome than helpful. After doing two illustrations I switched to sketching with pencil and paper. I eventually also warped the original engineering drawings, used photos of the actual product and used hybrids of all the aforementioned methods. Once I had an approved sketch I converted it to a basic vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator and then took it into Photoshop for rendering.
Adhesive bandages may seem like a mundane, every day object with little character or individuality, but it is sometimes the job of an illustrator to find what makes everyday things unique and interesting and convey that to the viewer. The subtle color differences, textures and materials made each bandage different, not to mention size and shape. I tried to treat each illustration like it was a portrait of someone with real character.
Art direction by Leigh Anne Ingersoll was essential to keep me on track, teaching me about the industry and ASO Corporation's needs. Other staff educated me on Photoshop masking methods I had never considered before and supplied me with the resources needed to get the job done. Staff designers integrated the illustrations into the package designs you will see on store shelves. It was nice to be a part of it all.
By the way the term "Band-Aid™" is trademarked by Johnson and Johnson. Similar trademarked terms are Kleenex™, Popsicle™, Taser™, Plexiglass™ and Xerox™.
If you have a need for illustrations similar to this please contact me.