I have two sons with severe hemophilia A and two daughters who are carriers, meaning they have a good chance of passing it on to their children. My boys receive infusions daily (Brandston) and every other day (Dillinger). Hemophilia is a significant part of our lives. I can't help with scientific research or medical treatment, but I can help in other ways. As a professional communicator, I see great value in having a consumer-generated content site for the bleeding disorders community that can exist without the editorial filters that are understandably present in our nonprofit and industry blogs. Last year I launched Infuzr, a blog with associated social media. I currently manage the blog, which now has fourteen contributors, and its associated social media properties.
March is Hemophilia Awareness Month, so this year I wanted to develop a representative cover photo for the Infuzr Google+ page. The technical aspect of creating a cover image is fairly simple. A few tutorials from AdobeTV can get you comfortable in Photoshop rather quickly. The more difficult part of design is in discovering the concept. After making a few horrid designs, I was pleased with this concept, in which I used syringes to represent the year... two syringes, then none (where I placed text), then one, then three... 2013, with some simple text placed in the empty quadrant of the design. Take a look at the final product on the Infuzr Google+ page. Let me know what you think.
If you are interested in creating your own, you can download a free Google+ cover photo template HERE.