There is no art so delicate as the art of writing positively about oneself. I will err on the side of honesty.
As a matter of fact, I enjoy the art of writing quite a bit (please see “Writing”
More to the point – I am well versed at the art of visual communication and visual problem solving.
I am a science and medical illustrator trained at Yale
and Johns Hopkins
I attack hard-to-grasp scientific concepts like a pit bull, chew them up and regurgitate them as visually pleasing and easy-to-understand art, illustrations, graphics. My art has won numerous awards and elicited the accolades I share with you on my website.
I have had the luck and pleasure of working for two amazing federal US agencies involved in furthering the frontiers of science and medicine – the National Science Foundation
(NSF), and the National Institutes of Health
. For a better understanding of my work at NSF, take a look at this talk
I have also worked at and with three very prominent science museums – the California Academy of Sciences
, New Haven’s Peabody Museum
and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
My work has been published by Science, Nature, Discover, Astronomy, BBC, MSNBC, the Washington Post, How it Works (UK), edible East Bay
and in many other periodicals and books.
I stay very involved in my profession. I have been a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
(GNSI) since 1997. I joined the Association of Medical Illustrators
(AMI) in 1999 and try to give back to the association as much as it has given me. I served as Co-editor of the AMI Newsletter
for three years. I have been asked to judge the annual AMI Salon of artwork several times. I have been sought out to participate in the professional review of medical art university faculty. I served as a board member of the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences
for two terms and worked for five years on the scholarship committee to review graduate student research grant applications.
For the centennial celebration of the medical illustration program at Johns Hopkins, I designed and produced a 358 page catalog
of the faculty and alumni show.
I am also involved in an effort to preserve medical illustrations in the Vesalius Trust Collection of Art Serving Medicine and Science
I have been lucky to combine vocation and travel. Illustrating science and medicine has taken me to Madrid, Spain (Complutense University) on a Fulbright
, and to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia on a Luce Scholarship
I speak several different languages and am convinced that keeping them in my head lends me a quirky perspective. I like to apply this quirkiness to thinking non-standardly about each project I work on. Sometimes it even yields good results.
I’m fond of riding my motorcycle alone into the sunset, and swimming long distances in ocean water – so I feel quite comfortable forging ahead on my own. However, through my college, Fulbright and grad-school career I had the pleasure of having 19 roommates (not all at once mind you). I have good relations with most all of them to this day. Each of them taught me how to coexist and work with people smoothly and comfortably. I took these lessons into my professional and work life with good success (see “Testimonials”
). Thank you roommates!
As for the rest – I will let the art speak for me.
P.S. If you would like a less conversational resume, please contact me through the “Contact” tab and I will be happy to send one post haste.