March 28, 2023
We Are Jumo Health: Avis Woods

An Interview with Avis Woods, Director of Visual Design

Great companies are made up of great people. Here at Jumo Health, our most valuable resource is our team. We are a collective of medical folk, product people, designers, and storytellers that share a common goal to change health care today. Through our We Are Jumo Health series, we will introduce you to the dedicated people who are the heartbeat of Jumo Health.

This month, we’d like you to meet Avis Woods, who has been the Director of Visual Design at Jumo Health since October 2022. Avis lives in Atlanta, GA.

What do you like most about working in healthcare?

I value how educational it is to work in healthcare. Not only am I educating patients, but I am also being educated. The healthcare industry is the perfect place to nurture my desire to help others, while being able to put a creative flare on marketing collateral for all target audiences.

Working in the healthcare industry allows you to nurture your desire to help others while earning a living—talk about a win-win. Indeed, there are few professions where you can touch the lives of others—and make a difference in them—the way you can in the healthcare industry. 

Why did you join Jumo Health? 

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed my various positions in healthcare. I am incredibly excited to help lessen health disparities and educate minorities. I believe every person should receive affordable, equal healthcare and I hope to make a difference for all underrepresented populations.

Describe a day in the life of your job. 

Each day is different and that’s one reason I have enjoyed my creative background. It varies from reviewing creative content, developing successful strategies, providing hands-on design, creative direction and educating others on creative lingo. I enjoy seeing the amazing work produced by other creatives as well as learning new tips and tricks from them.

What motivates you? 

I am mostly motivated when I am able to create fun, impactful, educational and colorful artwork with longevity for the target audiences.

What are some hobbies or interests you have outside of work? 

I am a foodie! I enjoy trying different restaurants around town and experiencing different vibes. I also enjoy various museum exhibits and festivals. Here in Georgia, there are numerous festivals year-round. I tend to gravitate toward art and food festivals.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years? 

To go for it! Whether it’s personal or professional, get a gameplan and execute it.

Jumo Health develops age-appropriate, culturally relevant, and relatable educational resources for patients and caregivers. We have experience serving diverse populations, covering more than 160 health topics across 80+ countries in 120+ languages. Our various digital, video, and print offerings use highly visual elements and research-backed health literacy strategies to ensure that everyone can understand and act upon complex medical information. We do this through familiar mediums – from comic books and animation, to virtual reality experiences and authentic documentary-style patient stories – all customized based on audience. Jumo Health collaborates globally with more than 180 advocacy groups and community organizations to promote access and to ensure unique patient experiences are accurately represented.

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