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I produced this project from concept to completion, including all illustrations, design, animation, and original music.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. MRI imaging revealed significant fractures with anterior translation of C6 upon C7; traumatic dural laceration at C5 with indriven bone fragment contacting the thecal sac and spinal cord. Client underwent C4-T2 posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation.
Pancreas in relation to surrounding organs
Cover art for US Pharmacist magazine, November 2019 issue. Woman is self-administering esketamine, a FDA approved treatment for depression.
Illustration of three areas of cancer growth in kidneys for use in medical publication.
We created a 3D animation of a person dealing with neck pain and the way in which it is treated. The animation uses narration and a real life scenario in which to educate prospective clients to the benefits of pain clinic's specific treatment.
The goal of this larger assignment was to create one multi-purpose image that best summarizes the extensive collection of specific health topics within each of the 27 over-arching categories found in the Merck Manuals Online Edition.
Chromatin component NSD3 (green) binds to compound BI-9321 (red) straddling DNA on a nucleosome (yellow) in the presence of BRD4.
This coverpitch for Nature Biotechnology accompanied a manuscript by Boehringer Ingelheim researchers about the activities of BI-9321.
Usage of botanical illustrations of red and white clover on Flora Margarine tubs in Sweden and Finland
This cover art was designed for a group of researchers publishing their latest work in anti-cancer nanotechnology
Black and white illustrations for a Harvard professor's science book about aging and the epigenetic landscape. Based on his research, reached the New York Times Bestsellers List.
HouseCall Magazine ran an article on transcarotid artery revasculizarization (TCAR). These illustrations support the article content in describing the location of the carotid artery, the location and size of the small incision necessary for the TCAR procedure, and the reversal of blood flow during the TCAR procedure with stent placement. The article also includes information about the father and son team of surgeons now performing this procedure at St. Clair Hospital..
Roy Illustration created this poster for adult general practice patient education. Most patients are unfamiliar with proper earwax removal. This poster simplifies the steps and leads the eye using a unified and soothing didactic color scheme.
BSM created original characters, story, and comic book to help caregivers explain allergic asthma to a child who would be using a new medication for treatment. This comic book is unbranded patient education content.
A prototype of a medical device that forecasts the likelihood of someone having a seizure. Utilising the best of both medial and smartphone technology, the device accounts not only for the electrical data transmitted from the brain, but also lifestyle and environmental factors. It is hoped this new technology will help those with epilepsy lead more normal lives.
Breast Reconstruction: Stacked Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (Stacked DIEP) Flap Procedure
---One of a suite of illustrations describing breast reconstruction procedures which include: SIEA flap, DIEP flap, GAP flap, PAP flap, latissimus dorsi flap, nipple reconstruction, nipple sparing breast reconstruction (both implant and autologous), and prepectoral and subpectoral implant breast reconstruction using tissue expander. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for licensing.
Illustration to accompany a health information article on common causes of pelvic pain: https://www.verywellhealth.com/ovary-pain-causes-and-treatment-514437
Ever wonder how spiders end up on remote islands? In this infographic and science illustration collaboration with Editor Daisy Chung, I explain how spider silk, electrostatic force, and a light breeze disperse spiders across the globe
I am extremely proud to announce these illustration series for The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundations (Hjärt-Lungfonden) health-themed publications in collaboration with Appelberg content marketing agency.
Minimally invasive neurosurgical procedure for the evacuation using a small cranial keyhole incision of hematoma using a catheter for drainage.
Cell Atlas of primate's foveal and peripheral retina. A cover illustration for the Feb issue.
Infographic depicting all subspecies of wolf, including domestic dog.
This animation was made to introduce cardiac surgeons and other stakeholders to the HeartWare System, its use and key technological advantages. It was important to clearly illustrate the pump’s proprietary suspension system, which eliminates wear. To focus viewer attention, we rendered the system and heart photorealistically and used a simpler illustrative style for supporting elements.
360° Preview: https://vimeo.com/300088744
Released Embargo Visualization of Cancer Cell research and proprietary programming language script for conference showcase banner.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics
The Obtuse Angle created this whimsical :15 spot for CharcoCaps set in a yoga studio where one yogi has an unfortunate encounter with unwanted intestinal gas.
Patient education for study aiming to reduce health disparities for underserved adults with diabetes on standard multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy using vials and syringes through the use of a simplified lower literacy, culturally and language appropriate approach to teach, implement and follow these individuals started on insulin pens and pumps.
Illustrations of the basic steps of an expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty. This surgery is used to narrow the pharyngeal area in children with clefts and too large velo-pharyngeal ports.
This animation tells an interesting patient story from a unique perspective of Sonja, who is currently living with primary immunodeficiency and the key message emphasises the advantages of switching to the new medication. As a result of using it, Sonja is able to go about her daily life without letting the illness interfere. Sonja’s character was built in 3D and rigged for an animated immersive 360 VR experience. The film been successful and well-received with event attendees.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants, or long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), are the most effective forms of reversible contraceptives. ACOG District II family planning experts and Foxfire have come together to develop relevant clinical education on the utilization of LARC methods in eligible patients, especially in the immediate postpartum period.
Topic: Risk factors for prosthetic joint infection.
The environment of the tropical island of St. Barts (French Antilles) is under threat. Through conceptual diagrams like this, I can help you communicate your message to a much wider audience. Published in Jadot (2016): Environmental Conservation in Saint Barthélemy — Current knowledge and research recommendations.
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.
We illustrated general conditions of the respiratory system. Here the Pharyngitis, inflammation that affects the pharyngeal mucosa.
Illustrations showing role of induced hypothermia in post-resuscitation care. brain, ischemia, neurons, cardiac arrest
Green Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis).
Full page illustration created for the article "The Brain, ReImagined" by Douglas Fox in Scientific American 318, 60 – 67.
The article described two theories of nerve signal propagation. This piece draws the viewer in with a charismatic neuron, and illustrates the two theories in parallel, allowing the viewers to easily compare & contrast.
Simplified models were used for the ion channels, so that excess visual complexity didn't add to the high cognitive load required to interpret the piece.
A 4-part infographic series that explains how medical ultrasound works, and the innovations that Butterfly Networks, Inc's Ultrasound-on-a-Chip technology brings to that industry.
A mockup of an endoscope instruction manual I helped Balanced Experience create. I created and updated illustrations for the manual and formatted the manual design.
UX, UI, User Interface, User Experience
From an animation we did showing the mobility of the shoulder blade in a Push Press motion. Tthe serratus muscle is responsible for stabilizing the scapula by pulling the bone towards the rib cage.
When NanoView first approached us they were looking for an updated series of illustrations to help explain their technology. Through our discussions we found that they also were in need for a website redesign as well as branded marketing materials and exhibition graphics. We used their logo as our style guide and designed content that resulted in a polished and cohesive visual brand that they could present to their investors and customers.
To illustrate a series of manoeuvres that support the natural vaginal delivery of breech birth babies. Visuals to be used to support the training of midwives in the UK and abroad.
A technique for the resection of nasocranial dermoids. Working through a small frontal craniotomy enables the surgeon to drill out the sinus tract through the foramen cecum and inferiorly into the nose. The extracranial punctum and tract are resected from below in a minimally invasive fashion that permits removal of the lesion without a disfiguring scar.
This mural depicting local plants and animals in Connecticut was completed in spring 2017 for the Connecticut Audubon Center in Fairfield
You can find more information here: http://justineleehirten.com/mural/
Dorie Petrochko has been working with Jennifer Mattei, professor of Biology at Sacred Heart University on an interpretive sign for the Coastal Estuary Restoration Project at Stratford Point Audubon in Stratford, CT. This was the original site of the Stratford Gun Club where an extensive lead abatement project was implemented. Now a team of staff, students and volunteers are restoring the site back to its original condition to encourage wildlife to live and nest in these areas.
Digital poster intended to provide a visual reference for the continuing education of naturopathic doctors and integrative practitioners regarding the physiological and histological differences of skin cancers.
RNA Polymerase III is responsible for making the short RNAs that are used for protein synthesis. When the structure of RNA Pol III was recently published in Nature, we were asked to provide the cover-art.
See more here: https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v553/n7688/index.html
The illustration was created for biological-mesh manufacturer ACell, as part of a series of images in a printed booklet to teach surgical technique for placement of their product in anterior vaginal wall prolapse repair. The representative page shows the suture placement steps utilized to fold the mesh into its proper shape and location.
This figure is part of a series for an Operative Techniques publication, describing implantation
of a Left ventricular assist device to a patient's failing heart.
Platelet Aggregation, Blood Clot Formation, Fibrinolysis
Infographic on the history, mechanism and use of oral contraceptives. Layout design by Maria Gonzalez.
A series of animations created for the BC Health Authority to educate parents of newly diagnosed children with various hearing pathologies. Videos also include live footage featuring actual families and hearing simulations.
A very small angioplasty balloon for disease that is in vessels below the knee.
Series of images used throughout the article A New Therapeutic Era in Pediatric Functional and Motility Disorders. Therapies are discussed to provide context and help readers envision the way therapies are applied and how they affect the body.
This painting was created as a large format illustration for multi-use, including as a fine art giclée canvas print to be on permanent exhibit at the headquarters of a biotechnology firm. It depicts the binding of the investigational fusion protein SIRPalphaFc to FcgammaR on a macrophage cell and to CD47 receptors on a tumor cell.
FDl surgery using tendon fixation device.
transparent accurate medical illustration
The assignment was to create cover art that incorporated different factors that could result in PTSD, as discussed in the manuscript. Photographs I had taken were combined and edited in Photoshop with public domain images. I.e. The child was photographed in his father's arms and then placed into a photo taken of the fireman, and the background added. Once the composite was approved, outlines, shadows, and highlights were added to create the final effect.
During the month of October, I fulfill many requests for illustrations that help women understand breast cancer. I am very proud of the work I have done, and continue to do for breastcancer.org
This image was part of a powerpoint presentation that was given before Congress to talk about the research being done on genomic therapies for dermatological cancers. The content had to be very clear and basic for a non-scientist audience.
Patient Education poster entitled, "Vaccines During Pregnancy".
I was commissioned to design a display booth for an upcoming conference, on the effects of alcohol on the developing brain, women, and the body in general. This the third of three concepts. These will potentially incorporate holograms, and interactive activities.
This is part of a series of illustrations for the exhibit Why Frogs Don't Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The show highlights the fear and survival research of Dr. James Carr and Dr. Breanna Harris from the Biology department. This illustration is a 5 foot backlit interactive touch panel that shows the various fight or flight responses. I also created six other large panels highlighting fear responses in animals and humans.
This is our thirteenth publication with Goodheart-Willcox. Body Scientific is the sole artwork provider for Goodheart-Willcox’s anatomy and physiology division. We had the pleasure to work on their latest Anatomy & Physiology Essentials publication. This publication offers a solid introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Each body system is explored with an emphasis on structure, function, and terminology.
Illustration for a poster about spinal conditions and diseases, including compression fractures, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, foraminal stenosis (pinched nerves), spondylosis (facet arthritis), degenerative disc disease, spondylolysis (pars interarticularis fracture), isthmic spondylolisthesis, and a herniated nucleus pulposus.
Image taken from Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Animation.