Safe You

Interactive Videos


Illustration + live action


SAFE YOU is an international project funded by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Commission. Led by a multidisciplinary team of international researchers, it explores the harms of doping and the risk factors behind the abuse of physically enhancing substances among athletic youth. The project did not only produce outstanding academic results, but it also produced tools and educational material to raise awareness on the issues. Needless to say, we were honoured to be chosen to participate in such an endeavour.  

What we did

Grabbing the attention of a young audience is never easy, and when it comes to tackling unpleasant or uncomfortable subjects, such as mental and physical health, it can be a downright challenge. To make the conversation a little easier, we created an illustrated book summarising SAFE YOU+’s findings and discussing their recommendations. We opted for a semi-realistic style, using simple but eye-catching illustrations to convey the seriousness of the topic while protecting the sensitivity of our readers. To put theory into practice, we produced an interactive film, depicting the effects of doping on young athletes, their teammates, and their future careers. The multiple-choice aspect was ideal to reach such a dynamic target, giving them the opportunity to explore the ugly consequences of doping at their own pace.    

Benefit and result

The campaign was an overwhelming success. The European Commission even featured it as a European Success Story, and our video reached thousands of young athletes all over the Europe. It was even translated into multiple languages and is used to this day by schools and educational institutions in UK, Germany, Italy, and Greece.¬† We couldn’t be more proud to have taken part in such a wonderful effort, and we hope that SAFE YOU+ will continue to save lives for many years to come.