Sprout Viz teamed up with the world-renowned research and development lab, Draper, to combat some of the largest issues throughout our world: microplastics in our oceans, airborne diseases in underdeveloped countries, and CAR T-cell bioprocessing within immunotherapy laboratories. Draper scientists and engineers had brought enormous acumen and expertise to the development of each these innovative and complex solutions. Sprout Viz was engaged to help communicate their story to the public, press, and investors alike.
Draper had successfully produced working solutions for each of these global challenges. But as a non-profit organization they needed to find funding partners for each initiative. We produced a suite of digital assets, including computer-generated imagery and animations, to support each stage of this highly consultative fund raising effort.
The Draper model is to constantly push and challenge the boundaries of what can be achieved with today’s science and engineering. But for most people, digesting this type of technology or information can be a little daunting. That’s where we stepped in to guide the narrative from a non-engineering point-of-view and visually tell the story. By utilizing a mix of in-context renders, animations, hi-res internal exploded views, and graphic installations for internal exhibitions, we made the products both accessible and educational.
A huge bonus of having completed such groundbreaking work with Draper was the opportunity to help raise awareness of these these global healthcare and environmental challenges. In addition to helping Draper secure millions in funding, our images won many notable design awards including TIME Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2019,” which highlighted the microplastic-sensing drone and its capacity to present ocean hygiene into a practical, data-driven effort.