Justyna Green : Living with Endometriosis

Alternative Publishing

Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
The work was created to raise awareness of endometriosis—a chronic condition that affects 1 in 10 women, yet on average takes 8 years to diagnose. I wanted to tell my story of being diagnosed with endometriosis to raise awareness and to have a positive impact on other women experiencing symptoms. I pitched the idea to WePresent, who loved it and commissioned me to share my story on their platform.

How was the illustration used:
The piece was used as a fully illustrated article - the first one of its kind - on WeTransfer's WePresent platform - its online editorial arm. The comic presented a new and engaging way of opening up a discussion about chronic conditions and mental health struggles. The piece was well-received, with women getting in touch with Justyna, to express how much the piece resonated with them.

How did you make this work:
The work was first storyboarded on paper to create a narrative which was universal, whilst also telling a personal story. It was important the story was uplifting and provided solutions. Once the story was established, I created pencil sketches with the colours added digitally. The original pencil lines have been retained in the finished pieces. Digitally I worked in both Procreate and Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Suzanne Tromp
Commissioner Company :
WeTransfer
Commissioned for:
WeTransfer

Social Media:
instagram.com/justynagreen

Personal Website:
justynagreen.com/

College:
Camberwell College of Arts
Year of Graduation:
2020


Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Biography:
Justyna Green is a London-based illustrator. Her works are bold and full of life, presenting themes of wellbeing and health, nature and spirituality. Justyna’s distinctive style combines organic patterns with an uplifting colour palette. Justyna’s clients include Women’s Health, Women’s Running, WeTransfer and Dezeen among others.

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