For the last few weeks, I worked on several projects related to staying safe during the summer. UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center hosted an event with demonstrations to show the possible risks of summertime activities, and teach people how to avoid the dangers.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bomb Squad was on hand to show how dangerous fireworks can be. Using homemade explosives that they had confiscated, the policemen placed the fireworks inside a watermelon covered in a shirt to display what kind of injuries can be sustained as a result of using explosives.
The before and after photos give a better idea of just what happened to the melon. Not only was I able to attend the event, but I also added a graphic link to a video from the event to the UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center webpage using SPStage.
I also had the opportunity to repurpose a fireworks safety flyer and a summer safety flyer created by the Trauma and Burn Center for use at the event. Additionally, through collaboration with design director, Chris Panza, I created four digital slides with fireworks safety tips for use on the monitors in UPMC Mercy leading up to the Fourth of July.
It was so neat to be able to work on a timely project and be part of an event that was covered by several local news outlets, and it was really exciting to see my work on a digital board in a high traffic area (main entrance elevators) of UPMC Mercy.
I’m hoping that the demonstration, the flyers, the video, and the slides helped people learn more about how to stay safe and healthy this summer, too!
By: Samantha Mitchell, Clinical Marketing Summer Associate