About Me

Science has always intrigued me. I am particularly fascinated by the complex web of pathways that drive life and by the techniques through which we have made these discoveries, and I am passionate about helping researchers and educators share their knowledge with others.

Good communication depends on a thorough understanding of the subject, so 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. In addition to my training in illustration and animation, I have also earned several writing awards; I believe that storytelling is incredibly important in this line of work.

I am currently based in Ottawa, Canada, but work with clients from all over the world. In my free time I love to relax with a novel, noodle on my violin or ukulele, and chase my two toddlers around.


CV highlights (please contact me for the full version):


What I do:

Illustration
2D animation
Storyboarding
Video editing
Writing


Software Skills

Adobe
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
AfterEffects

Microsoft
Powerpoint
Word
Excel

Working Knowledge
HTML and CSS (Adobe Dreamweaver)
3D modeling and animation
(Autodesk Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D)


Education

MSc Biomedical Communications
University of Toronto, 2011

BSc Honours Biology Co-op
University of Waterloo, 2008



Experience

Freelance Biomedical Communications
2011-present

Medical Illustrator and Animator
2012-2017
Artery Studios

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
2012
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Intern, Medical Illustration and Animation
2011
Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics

Research Technician (cellular and molecular biology)
2005-2009
York University, University of Victoria, and University of Toronto


Awards

2014 SCRIPT Award
SCRIPT Medical
- short story competition

2010 Health Research Communication Award
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- MSc thesis funding

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



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