DNA Illustrations is a biomedical visualization company specializing in custom concept illustrations for editorial use. The principal illustrators each have nearly 20 years of experience working with images dealing with surgery, anatomy, disease process, patient education and immunology. “As Group Art Director for Advanstar Communications, Alexandra was my “go to” illustrator for several of the clinical B2B journals I art directed. Time and time again, Alex created innovative cover illustrations, on time, on budget and exceeded expectations on a consistent basis. She pitched concepts that were unique and out-of-the-box, when we were fresh out of ideas on subjects that were well traveled. Alex also provided polished spot art developed from pencil sketches submitted by medical personnel. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative exchange with Alex on every project.” - Pete Seltzer

Work Samples

  • Intrathecal Delivery of Chemotherapy

  • Laparoscopic Injury

  • Renal Robotic Surgery

Work History

Medical Illustrator at DNA Illustrations, inc. Asheville, NC. June 1995 – Present Creates custom illustrations for editorial use, patient education and surgical textbooks. Adjunct Instructor at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA January 2003 – August 2005 Taught courses in illustration and drawing. Adjunct Instructor at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. June 1998 – January 2001 Taught courses in figure drawing, illustration, and graphic design. Director of EiLAB at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. September 1996 – June 1998 Ran a Mac-based visually driven lab in the Fine Arts Department. Responsibilities included grant writing and funding, upgrades and maintenance of departmental computers and teaching. Medical Illustrator at MediVisuals, Inc. in Dallas, TX. June 1995 – September 1996 Production of custom boards for legal cases to explain accident, disease processes or surgical procedures to the jury.

Education

Medical College of Georgia Master of Science (MS), Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 1993 – 1995 Summa Cum Laude •Research grant recipient of the Alan Cole Award from the Vesalius Trust. 1995. •Teaching Assistantship at MCG in the Dept. of Medical Illustration. September 1993 - June 1995. •Workshop presenter at the World Congress of Biomedical Communications in Orlando FL, June 1994. The University of Georgia Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interdisciplinary Studies 1987 – 1992 Cum Laude •Double major in Scientific Illustration and Zoology. •Awarded Junior Honors Certificate. •Exchange student at Oriel College, Oxford University, UK, 1989. •Internship with Kip Carter at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 1990-1992.

Specialties

Affiliations

Association of Medical Illustrators, Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques

Awards

LEQSF Grant Recipient, The University of New Orleans, 1999 (Co-Investigator) BoR Grant Recipient, Dillard University, 2002 (Consultant) Gold Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2003. Gold Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2004. Bronze Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2008. Silver Award, American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 2012.

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