If working with a medical illustrator is a new experience for you, please take a moment to explore the information below. Feel free to reach out to me by email if I can answer any questions you may have!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process?


  1. Reach out by email to request an estimate for your project. You can read more about this process above (see "How much will my project cost?").

  2. After we discuss your needs for the project, I'll provide a custom proposal for you. When we're in agreement about the details, I'll ask you to sign a term sheet, and we can get started!

  3. I'll ask you to provide me with any information and images that are relevant to the project.

  4. You will the receive pencil sketches (or a storyboard for animation projects) to review with your medical or scientific expert. I will then make any indicated revisions.

  5. After you approve the pencil sketches, the final artwork is completed and delivered in your desired digital file formats.




How much will my project cost?


Many factors decide how much a custom illustration or animation will cost. In order to provide you with a free estimate, I will ask you for the following information:

  • Number of figures
  • Style and complexity
  • Usage and copyright needs
  • Deadline
I am happy to discuss with you how we can work within your budet to create an effective solution to your visual communication needs.




How long will my project take?


Project scope and timeline will be discussed during our initial consultation. Timeline will vary depending on complexity and scope of the subject matter involved. Simple illustrations may take two weeks or less. For the best outcome, please reach out to me early in your project.




What services do you offer?


I produce illustrations for formats including:

  • Books
  • Journals and abstracts
  • Grant proposals
  • Patent applications
  • Promotional and educational presentations
  • Websites
  • Apps
Subject matter specialties include:
  • Surgical procedures
  • Scientific topics
  • Patient education
  • Cellular and molecular pathways, mechanisms, and structures




What are your qualifications?


I am a Board Certified Medical Illustrator with experience creating medical and scientific visual solutions for a variety of client needs. I have worked with clients in academic hospitals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical education. I received my BA in Scientific and Premedical Illustration from Arcadia University in 2014 and my MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2017. I am a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. To view some of my work, please visit my Portfolio. Select Awards and Recognition: Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 2017, “Penetrating Keratoplasty” Thalheimer $100K Grant for Commercialization, Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research Annette Burgess Award for Ophthalmological Illustration, Johns Hopkins University SOM 2017 Vesalius Trust Research Grant, Vesalius Trust Top prize, Hopkins inHealth / Technology Innovation Center
Shark Tank event, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 2016, “Egg and Nest Identification Key” William P. Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University SOM Elinor Bodian Art Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University SOM The Friends of Arcadia University Art Gallery Award,
Arcadia University Dept. of Art and Design Art and scientific illustration merit scholarship recipient, Arcadia University Distinguished merit scholarship recipient, Arcadia University Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship, Krylon® Chris Westervelt Memorial Scholarship Award The Peter Terian Fine Arts Scholarship, Peter Terian Foundation The Otto Kahn Award, Oheka Castle Joan Alberti Award, Huntington Arts Council Long Island Scholar Artist Award, Newsday / Long Island Arts Alliance





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Email me to request an estimate.
What medium would you like for the final illustration(s)/animation(s)?
In what format(s) will the project be published?
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