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Megan Tompkins
Invisible Disabilities
Invisible Disabilities by Megan Tompkins
Megan Tompkins
Invisible Disabilities

Megan Tompkins has designed a campaign to raise awareness of people living with hidden disabilities.

Invisible disabilities include psychiatric disabilities (anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar and schizophrenia etc.) traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, cystic fibrosis, ADHD/ADD and learning disabilities, all of which are normally not apparent when looking at a person. Society often ranks disabilities, comparing physical to non-physical, with it commonly assumed that someone wheelchair bound has more of a right to use disabled public access over someone who has a hidden disability. Individuals who have a disability need a space that can help them and make their day-to-day life that bit easier – disabled toilets, parking, seats on public transport or accessible doors. Tompkins campaign has multiple outcomes to maximise public awareness: a logo, posters, infographics, mini animation, website, badges and identity cards.

Tompkins designs for healthcare specialising in designing help for people who have a mental or physical disability.

“I am particularly interested in helping and designing for people who suffer with disabilities; seeing people who I am close too in life struggle everyday with an illness, has increased this drive to make a difference and use design for as much positivity as possible. My passion is to help people who live their lives with some sort of disadvantage. It is a challenging, yet rewarding path and exciting to work in so many different mediums to discover the best response”.

Invisible Disabilities
Branded campaign (logo, posters, infographics, animation, website, card and badge) 2020
Invisible Disabilities
Infographics
Invisible Disabilities
Posters
Invisible Disabilities
Posters
Chronic Pain Relief for the Roma Slovak Community by Megan Tompkins
Chronic Pain Relief for the Roma Slovak Community
Printed pocket publication, 12x8cm, 2020
Chronic Pain Relief for the Roma Slovak Community by Megan Tompkins
Chronic Pain Relief for the Roma Slovak Community
Printed pocket publication, 12x8cm, 2020
Cyber Reality
Cyber Reality
Interactive Installation, 2019 An interactive installation which allows the user to sit and ‘scroll’ through pairs of images, one which is valued as ‘insta worthy’ and one which would not make the ‘gram’. Choosing one each time, the users will continue to be in the cyber loop if they pick the ‘insta worthy’ image.
NHS Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Block Lanyard, Size Varies. A product designed to help children with learning difficulties schedule their day at the hospital. The blocks show the Makaton tasks and can be removed or changed at any time; as well as, leaving the last block as the reward for finishing.
NHS Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Block Lanyard, Size Varies