Every project starts with pencil and paper.

Every project starts with pencil and paper.

Education and Experience

Owner, O'Reilly Science Art, 2010-present

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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After spending over a decade in the lab, from undergraduate research to post-doc, and never leaving art far behind, 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 oreillyscienceart@gmail.com to get a conversation started. 

Past and present clients

Biotech and Biomedical Research Institutes

  • eFFECTOR Pharmaceuticals
  • Stemgent, Inc.
  • Minerva Biotechnologies
  • Cell Guidance Systems, Ltd.
  • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research


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

Principal Investigators from 

  • Stanford University
  • Boston College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Purdue University
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Freie Universitat-Berlin
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Iowa State University
  • Wellesley College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute