Ginny Chen
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mend.

mend. is a self help kit that educates, and encourages user to recognize they are not define by physical or emotional shame. 

 

THE Task

How do we convince people who are suffering from acne to believe clear skin is achieveable?

THE GOAL

To motivate and inspire young adults who are suffering from acne to see life beyond breakouts. 

About the project

This kit was design to help users feel safe and guided; From the calming colours, to the use of boarders on every page, to the mini size of the books, everything was simple, clean and approachable. Even the font chosen had serif feet so that the words felt grounded.

Thoughts about Project

I feel very passionate about the topic of acne and mental wellness. When I went through acne and depression in my early twenties, it was emotional, unexpected and a very confusing time. During my last year of studying graphic design, I decided to base my thesis on my acne experience. This project became mend. a philosophy kit that encourages young adults to see life beyond acne, to believe again. This personal project was a way for me to share everything I’ve learnt, especially what not to do. 

INSIDE THE KIT 

This kit offers the following tools; a 3 step education guide, a journal that takes them through 52 weeks, a starter bottle of 10 omega 3 capsules, a 15mL silicone scar gel and a login account that will take you beyond this kit and join the online community who are inspiring one another everyday.

DESIGN
Ginny Chen

UX & Ui Design
Ginny Chen

THESIS ADVISOR
SHELLEY WARSH

PHOTOGRAPHY
DANELLE JANE TRAN

AWARDED
THESIS AWARD WINNER FOR UMBRA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 
 

The Educational Guide

The booklet breaks down to three main chapters, recognizing fear,
understanding your skin/skin type/skin care and looking into everyday lifestyle. 

The 52 weeks journal

mend. isn't another skincare product. User is challenge to think or do something that is very difficult each week. It's intent is to encourage patience, reflection and fun. 

 

The Add Ons

10 omega 3 capsules help with prevention of new acne, the 15mL silicone scar gel aids with scaring (which is something more painful than acne) and a login account to join the community online. 

The App

mend. is a self help guide that records, reflect and renews the user’s mental state. mend. guides the user, day by day, through self awareness, processing, and exploration to better understand themselves.
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