JWDK draws COVID-19 out of the workplace

Kirsten Johnston and team have launched a series of posters contributing to the fight against COVID-19 in China. Themed, ‘Stay Clean, Stay Strong,’ the four posters aim to help companies maintain good hygiene in and around the workplace. This comes ahead of many workers returning to their offices in China after a long period of home working due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Each poster touches on a different workplace theme:

01: “Make it a team effort! COVID-19 Stay Clean, Stay Strong” – encouraging everyone to take individual action to stop the spread of germs

02: “Get a handle on virus prevention. COVID-19 Stay Clean, Stay Strong” – reminds you to wash your hands after touching well-handled objects

03: “Take care of yourself so you may take care of others. COVID-19 Stay Clean, Stay Strong” – commands better habits of hygiene in shared workspaces

04: “Your hands are your first line of defence. COVID-19 Stay Clean, Stay Strong” – instructs the most effective way to prevent virus infection.

The design of the series pays homage to old Chinese public health posters from the 1950s. Each one is illustrated using soft colours and vertically typeset Chinese instructions. The messages echo the recommendations laid out by the government and WHO.

JWDK hopes that these posters will be a gentle (yet constant) reminder for employers and their staff of the methods and tools necessary to ensure a more hygienic working environment. Stay Clean, Stay Strong!

For the high resolution images, please email joanne@jwdkpartners.com.


shortlisted for the prestigious design week awards 2020

Updated 10 June 2020

Recognised as a good example of ‘social design’ by the judges, our ‘Covid-19 Stay Clean, Stay Strong’ campaign has succeeded in raising awareness of Covid-19 prevention across the world. Thank you to Design Week for recognising our work. You can see the full shortlist on the Design Week by clicking here.

Originally launched as posters for the workplace, the campaign has since extended itself to a range of cool non-profit merchandise from tote bags to tee-shirts. Scroll down for the full range of merchandise!



01: “Make it a team effort!” demonstrates that every little helps in the fight against COVID-19.

02:“Get a handle on virus prevention” highlights key touch points that may harbour germs.

03:“Take care of yourself so you may take care of others” offers the tools you can use to protect yourself from infection.

04:“Your hands are your first line of defence” shows correct hand-washing technique and recommended duration by the WHO.

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Above: 'Wear a mask' T-shirt, 'Washy washy' T-shirt, Covid-19 double-sided wrapping paper Below: 'Washy washy' phone case, 'Get a handle on Covid-19' mug