Understanding Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) is a unique type of cancer that develop within the muscle layers of the stomach wall. It is estimated. This editorial spread reveals the gross pathology as well as the molecular mechanism that are involved in the development of GIST.

Project details

Date: Fall 2019

Media: print/digital spread

Tools: Autodesk Maya, Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Illustrator

Pre Visualization

At the ideation stage, I studied the grastric fold landscape based on research. I was also lucky to have an observership at the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital to study tissue colors. Aside from drawing and observing, I used autodesk maya to help understand lighting and perspective.

Gastric folds with GIST landscape study

Tissue study through observership at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital

Tissue cube maquette

Landscape lighting study


The challenge of this magazine spread is to visualize the pathology at a molecular, cellular, and gross anatomy level. I experimented with different layout to help categorize information and guide the viewers' reading order.

Final Layout

The goal is to present spatial and sequential information in a clean and orderly manner. Colors are used to direct attention and the layout is designed to guide viewers' reading order.

Using Format