This is me adding my mark to Laurel Bahe's gorgeous crowd-sourced painting at the 2016 ArtPrize festival in Grand Rapids, MI. You can see more of her work at

This is me adding my mark to Laurel Bahe's gorgeous crowd-sourced painting at the 2016 ArtPrize festival in Grand Rapids, MI. You can see more of her work at

Education and Experience

Owner, O'Reilly Science Art, 2010-present

Specialized Certificate in Digital Design, University of California, San Diego Extension

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  2010-2013

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.S. in Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



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Making art has always been a large part of my life. After spending over a decade in the lab, from undergraduate research to post-doc, I embarked on a science illustration career armed with a background that allows me to speak the same language as my clients and to continue to learn with each new project. My multidisciplinary background in chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology has given me the tools to independently explore creative solutions for communicating science in these fields. That said, I also know when to just listen. Whether you already have an idea or you are looking for new ways to share your science with others through eye-catching visuals, I am looking forward to working with you. Pricing is simple. It just depends on how long a project takes, from research and sketches to drafts and revisions. As soon as I have an idea of what you have in mind I will give you an estimate and we will go from there. Just send me an e-mail at to get a conversation started. 

Past and present clients

Biotech and Biomedical Research Institutes

  • eFFECTOR Pharmaceuticals
  • Stemgent, Inc.
  • Minerva Biotechnologies
  • Cell Guidance Systems, Ltd.
  • CTK Biotech
  • La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  • Salgomed, Inc.
  • Stemcentrx
  • Synthorx
  • aTyr Pharma
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research


  • W.H. Freeman & Company
  • Rockefeller University Press (Journal of General Physiology)
  • Taylor & Francis Group

Principal Investigators from 

  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University Medical School
  • ETH Zurich
  • Freie Universitat-Berlin
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Oregon Health and Sciences Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Alberta
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Univerisity of Illinois-Urbana Champagne
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Michigan
  • Univerisity of San Diego
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wellesley College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute