NHS SHiP instruction cards

Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) is a partnership of organisations working together to deliver integrated sexual health, HIV, contraception and abortion services for Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon.

We were approached to redesign instruction cards that come with STI test kits people can order online.

Information design

We worked with illustrator Giulia de Amicis on the illustrations for the cards. We set up a template to ensure consistency and used the brand typeface and colours to maintain the SHiP identity.

Visual recognition

The illustrations match the physical items that come in the test kit, which help to increase recognition and make the instructions easier to understand.

Print as a physical and tactile item

The cards are designed to fit the box that the STI test kit arrives in and are printed on weighted paper stock. We also designed the box label stickers that go on the outside of the box and are a form.

These STI test kits are available to order through the new SHiP website, which we also designed.