AJOB December Issue Student Cover Art


Delaney Maxwell

Publish date

January 12, 2022

Topic(s): Art

With the rise of multiomic research and databases, there is also an increased risk to the privacy of research participants and biological data. Beginning this illustration, I decided to take a neutral tone approach as the intent of the article was not to scare but to present the possibilities and propose a new framework for assessing these risks. My concept was similar to a where’s waldo page – identifying a specific person amongst a big crowd – but the viewer has found who they are looking for. The magnifying glass is consistent with this idea of sleuthing out the subject. To further enhance the focus, I created contrast by having the main subject in color and the rest of the crowd in black-and-white. I decided to go for a more graphic style with the intention of the illustration being easy to understand and eye-catching.

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