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3D reconstructed neuron created for the Alford Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago using experimental data gathered in their lab. Used to facilitate research discoveries about structure and functioning of these neuron types. Image shows progression from raw data to wireframe model to completed form. Digital assets created using Autodesk 3Ds Max and Pixologic ZBrush. Composited with Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, interactive, and print applications.

Dayna B. Menken

Designer BioMed

medical illustration of 3D render showing glutamate release from pre-synaptic vesicle into the synaptic cleft and binding to AMPA receptor on post-synaptic neuron. Digital assets created using Autodesk 3Ds Max and composited with Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, interactive, and print applications.
medical animation of 3D rendered animation showing the main organelles inside a cell - nucleus, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, vesicles, mitochondria, centrioles. Digital assets created using Autodesk 3Ds Max and composited with Adobe After Effects. Content formatted for web, mobile, interactive, and print applications.
medical animation of Animated 2D Illustration sequence depicting the main structural changes in the anatomy of the heart throughout the cardiac cycle. Created using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Animation created in Adobe After Effects. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical animation of Animation, Color, 3D, Microscopy, Editorial, Professional Education, Research, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Neuroscience
medical animation of 3D animation explaining two main types of cells in the respiratory epithelium and their primary function. Created using Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, and After Effects. Content formatted for web, mobile, interactive, and print applications.
medical animation of 3D animation created for the Alford Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago to show how newly-discovered alternative neural pathways connect to known locomotor pathways. Used to educate students and assess their learning outcomes. Digital assets created using Autodesk 3Ds Max and Pixologic ZBrush. Composited with Adobe After Effects and Premiere. Voice-over and sound editing done in Adobe Audition. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print usage.
medical animation of 3D rendered animation simulating the electrochemical impulse through a pyramidal neuron. Created using Autodesk 3Ds Max. Animated and composited in Adobe After Effects. Content formatted for web and mobile applications as well as still renders for print use.
medical illustration of 3D image render showing the molecular mechanism of action leading to glutamate being taken up into a neuronal vesicle. Digital assets created from molecular data and using Autodesk 3Ds Max, then composited with Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of Two related diagrams depicting events at the synaptic cleft. 1: Activated G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) interacting with its G-protein to inhibit vesicle fusion and neurotransmitter release at the presynaptic surface of a neuronal terminal button. 2: If GPCR is not activated, presynaptic vesicle fusion is possible and neurotransmitter is released into the synaptic cleft. Content created in Adobe Illustrator and formatted for web, mobile, and print usage.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration with labels of the layers and structures within the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis of the integument. Created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of Surgical illustration showing main steps in cerebral arteriovenous malformation resection. Created using hand-drawn illustration and Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration showing anatomical differences between inspiration and expiration with relevant structures labeled. Created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustrations depicting the major steps required to insert an arterial line into the radial artery. Poster created for the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine used to educate students and clinical practitioners. Content formatted for large-format print as well as web and mobile applications.
medical illustration of Storyboards showing small molecule and membrane surface protein interactions on a neuronal vesicle. Created from hand-drawn illustrations and Adobe InDesign. Content formatted for web, mobile and print applications.
medical illustration of Storyboards detailing the main steps in an animation explaining how the cells of the lungs and airways repair themselves after a person quits smoking. Created using hand-drawn sketches, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Content formatted for large-format print as well as web and mobile applications.
medical illustration of Axon degeneration editorial illustration created for the Collins Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Referenced confocal microscopy in the laboratory and created image to accompany the research paper published on axon degeneration and regeneration in Drosophila melanogaster. Created using Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of Cellular landscape concept design of the Central Nervous System created using hand-drawn illustration and painting in Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration of cognitive and emotional interactions in the brain from anatomical to sub-cellular scales. Created using Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration of the eye in cross section showing the main anatomical parts with labels. Created using Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration showing the binding sites of Aspirin and Ibuprofen in their target molecule and why it is important to take aspirin before ibuprofen for both medications to work effectively. Created using Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration showing the main steps in a kidney transplant surgery. Created from hand-drawn illustrations and Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration of the brain from the left lateral view with the main anatomical structures labeled. Created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of Graphic illustration created to show the steps involved in the assays of a study on PKM2 and its role in cancer therapies. Created using Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of Graphs quantifying various groups of anatomical structures. Created in Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration showing the main steps to complete when conducting a wellness exam on a panda cub. Created using Adobe Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 2D Illustration depicting the main structural changes in the anatomy of the heart throughout the cardiac cycle. Created using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Content formatted for web, mobile, and print applications.
medical illustration of 3D reconstructed neuron created for the Alford Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago using experimental data gathered in their lab. Used to facilitate research discoveries about structure and functioning of these neuron types. Images show progression from raw data to wireframe model to completed form. Digital assets created using Autodesk 3Ds Max and Pixologic ZBrush. Composited with Adobe Photoshop. Content formatted for web, mobile, interactive, and print applications.

Profile

Designer BioMed specializes in 3D imagery and animation as well as 2D illustration and motion graphics for application throughout the biomedical industry. We create custom digital content to depict a wide range of subject matter from anatomical to cellular to molecular; for use in the areas of educational publishing, eLearning, biotech, medical & surgical device and procedure, pharmaceuticals, life science research, and healthcare communications. Designer BioMed works through all aspects of 2D and 3D project development from concept ideation, storyboarding and asset creation to animation setup, rendering, and compositing as well as voiceover and sound editing as is applicable. Dayna Menken, the company founder, has a strong background in both art creation and the life sciences; with a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dayna has done work for several biomedical companies in the past, including Medline, Ipsen, Stryker, and Xenex. Designer BioMed is currently focused on developing new client relationships, as well as in partnering with other biomedical imagery and animation companies who are looking to scale up their workforce in order to facilitate the completion of their current projects. We work to provide accurate and clear visual and dynamic solutions that serve to educate and engage the target audience. We strive to help others comprehend complex biomedical information and advance the understanding of science through every project we create.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Black & White, Cartoon, Color, Design, Information Graphics, Line, Line with Color, 3D, Microscopy, Voiceovers/Narration

Subject/Specialties

Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Respiratory, Transplantation Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Pathology