About Me

Science has always intrigued me: I am fascinated by the complex web of pathways that drive life and by the techniques through which we have made these discoveries. I am thrilled to be making a living helping researchers and educators share their knowledge with others.

As a certified medical illustrator (CMI), I know that good communication depends on a thorough understanding of the subject. I consistently rely on the strong science fundamentals and research skills that I developed throughout my BSc, MSc, and years of molecular biology lab work. While trained in illustration and animation, I have also earned several writing awards, and I believe that storytelling is an incredibly important aspect of my work.

When I'm not sitting in front of a computer, I love reading, travelling, playing ultimate frisbee, and practising my violin for the North York Concert Orchestra.

The following is a summary of my CV. Please contact me for the full version.

Education and certification

Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI)
Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators

MSc Biomedical Communications
University of Toronto

BSc Honours Biology Co-op
University of Waterloo


2D software
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

3D and animation software
Adobe AfterEffects
Autodesk Maya
Maxon Cinema 4D

Traditional media
carbon dust
acrylic paint

Working knowledge

Experience (highlights)

Medical Illustrator and Animator
Artery Studios (current position)

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Medical Illustration and Animation Intern
Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics

Molecular Biology Research Technician
York University, the University of Victoria, and
the University of Toronto

Awards (highlights)

2010: Health Research Communication Award
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- funding for MSc final project

2005: Labatt Brewing Company Work Term Report Award
University of Waterloo
- outstanding co-op work term report

2004: J. Winfield Fretz Award for Studies in Mennonite History
Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario
- outstanding research paper

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