NEJM Quick Take Animation Summaries for Clinical Trial Research

For a few years now, I’ve been one of several in-house medical illustrators in The New England Journal of Medicine’s Graphic Art Department making short animated visual abstracts to quickly summarize clinical trial research in an engaging way. When I take on a Quick Take project, I work off a script written by our in-house fellows and develop a quick storyboard. With a plan in hand, I edit the recorded narration and create the final artwork using Adobe Illustrator. Finally, I pull it all together in After Effects, where I create the final animation. I enjoy these projects because I get to learn about new research and experiment with color schemes and iconographic depictions. Above are some sample illustrations for several Quick Take project I created, and below are links to the actual animations.

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