Scientific illustration is a truly collaborative effort between the artist and scientist or client to communicate a scientific concept to a specific audience. Drawing a specimen or new process involves an intense way of observing that leads often to discovery of new characteristic overlooked. Illustrators and scientists share the discovery of some aspect of the subject matter documented in the artistic rendering.

Cover art

One of the best ways to increase visibility and hence readership is through highlighting your research with cover art. A recent paper on Cover Stories: an Emerging Aesthetic of prestige Science, shows a direct correlation with cover art and numbers of citations. You can find the complete paper here.

Cover art uniquely translates complex science concepts into the abstract world of art. Often a theme gets transferred into a different world or subject altogether, drawing upon an analogy or similar context. This process takes several steps and starts out with a round of conceptual sketches, then a detailed sketch, inked or digital sketch, color comp and final. Generally it takes about two to three weeks for a cover completion.

  • We start out with rough concept sketches.

Figure development

Do you need help with your graphical abstract or struggling with powerpoint to get your figures formatted and ready for submission? We can help you! We’ve been helping scientists and researchers prepare figures and create compelling graphical abstracts for the main peer-review journals such as Nature, Science and Cell.

Medical illustration

Are you getting ready to publish a case study, but need a specific drawing of a surgical procedure or a unique pathology that your photos can’t do justice? Do you need visual tools to better communicate with your patients about diseases, procedures or how to take care of themselves once released from your care? We have experience of in OR and clinic with patients and how to visually solve communications problems.