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The Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Every year, hundreds of patients receive the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) surgery to help treat a condition known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a balloon-like swelling that occurs on the walls of the aorta.


As a part of my master's research project, I created a patient education animation series to help improve patient outcomes in four main areas: patient education on the condition, how the procedure works, and what the patient is required to do before and after their surgery. 

During the transition to remote healthcare at Toronto General Hospital as a result of COVID-19, this animation became an essential tool for the EVAR patient intake process. To this day, these animations continue to support patient education for hundreds of EVAR patients treated at Toronto General Hospital every year.

Client / 

Vascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, UHN

Role / 

Master's Research Project:

Script Writer, Animator, Director, Producer

Supervisors / 

Dr. Michael Corrin, Dr. Shelley Wall

Content Specialists / 

Dr. George Oreopolous, Dyo Ramcharan


Year / 


Patient Education Animations for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Patient Education Animations for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

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Animation ● Process


Everything starts with the script. I spent a month researching and reviewing the pre-existing teaching materials in order to understand the learning needs of EVAR patients. The script was then written with ongoing feedback from my team of  content supervisors: a vascular surgeon, a patient co-ordinator, a patient education specialist and new media expert. 


Following the script, the storyboards were then drawn. We decided to design the animation with minimal text and simple, colorful visuals in order to engage the patient and allow for future voice-over translations in other languages.
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Once storyboards and animatics were completed, I began production. I created the assets in Adobe Illustrator and commenced rigging all of the characters required in the scenes using Duik. Audio and finishing touches were then added in post-production.
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